Obituaries

Neil Stuart Taylor

On 29th January 2019, suddenly at home. Neil aged 47 years. A much loved son, brother and uncle. Funeral service at Pleasington crematorium on Friday, 15th February at 11.30 a.m. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for the Stroke Association. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

John William Baron (Jack)

On 4th February 2019, peacefully in hospital, surrounded by his loving family.  Jack aged 85 years.  Beloved husband of Valerie, much loved dad of Wayne, dear father-in-law of Siobhán, dearly loved grandad of Jenny, Shauna, Carla and Cal also a dear brother-in-law of Margaret.  A service in Highfield Congregational Church, Darwen on Thursday, 14th February at 12 noon, will be followed by cremation at Pleasington. No black attire by request. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for The British Heart Foundation.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Betty Crossley

nee Waddicor

On 26th January 2019, peacefully at Moorland View Care Home, Darwen, surrounded by her loving family.  Betty aged 86 years.  Beloved wife of the late Alan, much loved mum of Steven and the late Douglas, dear mother-in-law of Tracey, treasured grandma of Kelly, Kieron, Katie, Tom, Kimberley, Gary and Jordan also a cherished great-grandma and dear sister of Edna.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Wednesday, 6th February at 12.15 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

Lynn Whalley

nee Middlehurst

On 23rd January 2019, suddenly in hospital.  Lynn aged 63 years.  Beloved wife of Bill, much loved daughter of Teresa and the late Bill, dearly loved mum of Donna, dear mother-in-law of Pete, treasured grandma of Zac, Kira and Hollie also dear sister of David, Bill, Keith, Gary and Andrew.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Tuesday, 5th February at 12.15 p.m.  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

Alicja Bozena Malycha

On 11th January 2019, Alicja aged 80 years. R.I.P. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, 28th January at 3.45 p.m. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA