Obituaries

Ronald Keith Cronshaw (Keith)

On Saturday, 25th August 2018, peacefully, after a short illness borne with courage and fortitude and faith, surrounded by his family at home. Keith loved husband of Linda, very much loved dad of Zoë and Simon, father-in-law of Rob, beloved grandad of Mia and Kai also a much loved brother, nephew and held in great affection by his nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours. A service of Thanksgiving for Keith’s life is to be held at St Gabriel’s Church Hall, Blackburn on Friday, 14th September at 2.15 p.m. followed by a private family cremation at Pleasington. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be made to Brain Tumour Research. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Ronald (Ron) Ainsworth

On 26th August 2018, peacefully at Queens Lodge Nursing Home, Blackburn. Ron aged 84 years. Beloved husband of Margaret, much loved dad of June and Brian also dearly loved grandad of Alex, Eva, Mark and Kacey. A service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen on Thursday, 6th September at 2.15 p.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for St Peter’s Church. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Colin George Baxter

On 29th August 2018, peacefully at Old Gates Nursing Home, Blackburn, surrounded by his loving family. Colin aged 66 years, much loved dad of Carly, dearly loved grandad of Rowan, Eden, Phoebe, Erin and Eli, dear brother of Walt, Ian, Jean and the late Geoff and Clifford also a dear uncle. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 6th September at 10.45 a.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

John (Jack) Haworth

On 15th August 2018, peacefully at Dovedale Court, Care Home, Preston. Jack aged 91 years. Beloved husband of the late Enid, dear brother of Mary, brother–in-law of the late Alan also a dearly loved uncle, great-uncle and dear friend to many. A service in St James’ Church, Over Darwen on Friday, 24th August at 1 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

James Gavin Thom (Jim)

On 3rd August 2018, suddenly at home. Jim aged 82 years. Beloved husband of Brenda, much loved dad of Jacqueline and the late Roy, dear father-in-law of George, dearly loved grandad of Michael and his partner Louise, Shaun and his partner Emma, Matthew and his partner Rachel, Lee also Richard and his partner, treasured great-grandad of Gracie and Jack also dear brother of Jacqueline and Arlene. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Wednesday, 15th August at 2.15 p.m. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290