Obituaries

Margarita Joyce Pickup

(nee Taylor)

On 9th January 2020, in hospital. Margarita aged 61 years. Beloved wife of David, much loved mother of Elizabeth, Christopher and Simon, dear mother-in-law of Luke, dearly loved grandma of Oliver and Willow, dear sister of Elaine, sister-in-law of Frank also auntie of Andrew, Rebecca and Rachel. A service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen on Tuesday, 21st January at 1.30 p.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington. No flowers please by request, but if desired donations may be sent for St Peter’s pcc. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Ethel Nairey

On 29th December 2019, peacefully at home. Ethel aged 78 years. Beloved wife of Ron, much loved mother of Stanley, Angela, Ronald and the late Paul, dear mother-in-law of Angela, treasured grandma/nan of James, Harrison and the late Joshua also a dearly loved sister of Robert. A service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen on Monday, 20th January at 2.15 p.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Derian House Children’s Hospice. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Mary Eccles

On 3rd January 2020, peacefully at Hollymount Care Home, Blackburn. Mary aged 95 years. Beloved wife of the late Ralph, much loved mother of Ivy, dear mother-in-law of John, dearly loved gran of Michael, Paul and Scott also a dear auntie. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, 20th January at 11.30 a.m. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Dementia UK. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Pamela Buck

On 5th January 2020, peacefully in hospital. Pam aged 68 years. Beloved wife of William, much loved mum of David, dear mother-in-law of Lesley, dearly loved grandma of Henri, Jack, Harvey and Madison also a dear friend of Brenda and Dennis. A service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen on Friday, 17th January at 2 p.m. will be followed by interment at St Paul’s Churchyard, Hoddlesden. 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

Carol Aspden

On 11th December 2019, in Leighton Hospital, Crewe. Carol aged 63 years. A graveside service will take place at Darwen Eastern Cemetery on Thursday, 16th January at 2.30 p.m. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290