Obituaries

Stephen McNulty

On 14th April 2018, Stephen aged 57 years.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 27th April at 10.45 a.m.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for the Sepsis Trust.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

James Horsfield (Jim)

On 11th April 2018, peacefully in hospital. James aged 91 years. Beloved husband of the late Vena, much loved dad of Patricia, dear father-in-law of Tony also a dearly loved grandad, great-grandad, brother and uncle. A service in St Anne’s Church, Turton on Friday, 27th April at 1.30 p.m. will be followed by interment in the Churchyard. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for the East Lancashire Hospice. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Dr Frederica Esme Chishti (Ricky)

On 9th April 2018, peacefully at her daughter’s home, Derbyshire. Ricky aged 80 years. Beloved wife of the late Dr. S.M. Chishti, much loved mum of Ahmed, Roxane, Kim and Farhana, dear mother-in-law of Sarah, Barry and Karen, dearly loved granny of nine also a dear sister of Dr. Hamish Kohler. A service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen on Thursday, 26th April at 11 a.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery. Flowers will be received at the Chapel of Rest or if preferred donations may be sent for The Macular Society. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Irene Walsh

On 16th April 2018, peacefully in the East Lancashire Hospice after a long illness. Irene aged 74 years. Beloved wife of David, much loved mum of Julie and the late Mark, dear mother-in-law of Gareth and Tina, step-mother of Maxine and her partner Luigi, treasured grandma of Natalie, Rebecca, Sophie, Josh, Emily, Lewis and Alex, cherished great-grandma of Chloe, Kaitlyn and Tia also dear sister of Alan and sister-in-law of Sue. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, 23rd April at 12.15 p.m. No black attire by request. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for either the East Lancashire Hospice or Cancer Research UK. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Donald Hunter

On 13th April 2018, peacefully in hospital.  Donald aged 90 years.  Beloved husband of Jeanne.  Donald will be missed by all his family and friends.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 20th April at 10 a.m. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290