Obituaries

Gladys Ellison

On 6th March 2020, peacefully in hospital. Gladys aged 97 years. Beloved wife of the late Fred. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Wednesday, 18th March at 1.30 p.m. 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

Kathleen Teresa Warden

On 7th March 2020, peacefully at St James’ House Care Home, Darwen. Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church. Kath aged 87 years. Beloved wife of the late Terry, much loved mother of Alan, Michael and Terry, dear mother- in-law of Christine and Lynne, dearly loved granny of Sarah and Michael, treasured great granny of Nye also a dear sister of Tom. R.I.P. Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Monday, 16th March at 10.45 a.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington. 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

Frederick Anthony Spring (Tony)

On 27th February 2020, peacefully in hospital. Tony aged 77 years. A much loved dad and grandad. Funeral service at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich on Tuesday, 10th March at 3 p.m. Flowers will be received at the Chapel of Rest or if preferred donations may be sent Dementia UK. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA

Jean Alwyn Duckworth

On 19th February 2020, peacefully in hospital. Jean aged 90 years. Beloved wife of the late Levi, much loved mother of Linda and Nigel, dearly loved grandma of Rachel and Carl, Christopher and Amy, Sarah and Gary also treasured great-grandma of Jake, Ruby, Bobby, Charlie, Lily, George and Stanley. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 6th March at 3.45 p.m. No flowers please by request, but if desired donations may be sent for The National Deaf Children’s Society. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Irene Ainsworth

On 16th February 2020, peacefully in hospital. Irene aged 87 years. A service in Highfield Congregational Church, Darwen on Friday, 6th March at 11 a.m. will be followed by committal at Pleasington Crematorium. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290