Obituaries

Shaun Francis Pendlebury

On Wednesday, 7 August 2019, peacefully in the East Lancashire Hospice.  Shaun aged 64 years.  Beloved husband of Ann also a dearly loved dad, grandad, brother and uncle.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 15thAugust at 12.15 p.m.  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

David Thompson Pearson (Dave)

On 30thJuly 2019, peacefully at home. Dave aged 86 years.  Beloved husband of Bernice, much loved father of Jacqueline and Christopher, dear father-in-law of Ian and Bernadette, dearly loved grandad of Jack, Darrel and Lewis also a dear brother of Murray. R.I.P.  Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Wednesday, 7thAugust at 12.30 p.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for The Alzheimer’s Society.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Thomas Albert Swarbrick Crook (Tom)

On 23rdJuly 2019, peacefully in hospital.  Tom aged 72 years.  Beloved husband of Judith, much loved dad of Michelle, dear father-in-law of Michael, dearly loved grandad of James and the late Anthony, dear brother of Sue and the late Loraine also a dear uncle.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, 5thAugust at 2.15 p.m. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Cancer Research UK.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Alexander James Harwood

On 13th July 2019, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, Alex passed away peacefully at Northwood Nursing Home, Blackburn, surrounded by his loving family aged 80 years.  Beloved husband of Maureen, dearly loved dad of Jane and Simon, dear father-in-law of Charlie and Janine, treasured gramps of Lydia, Sebastian and Felix also dear brother of Brenda, Robin, Ian and the late Geoffrey.  R.I.P.  Funeral service at Overdale Crematorium (West Chapel) on Thursday, 1st August at 11 a.m.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for The Autistic Society.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

John Joseph McMurtie

On 18th July 2019, peacefully in hospital. John aged 86 years. R.I.P. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Wednesday, 31st July at 12.15 p.m. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290