Obituaries

Barry James Thomas

On 8th February 2021, peacefully at his home.  Barry aged 66 years.  Beloved husband of Anne, much loved dad of Sarah, dear brother-in-law of Rick, grandad of Kirsty, Richard, Reese and Kane also son-in-law of Mavis.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Wednesday, 17th February at 12 noon.  Due to the current restrictions, the attendance at the crematorium is strictly by invitation only.  Please contact the Funeral Director for the webcast details.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Ronald Entwistle (Ronnie)

On 3rd February 2021, in hospital.  Ronnie aged 79 years.  Beloved husband of Barbara, much loved dad of Julie and Susan, dear father-in-law of Alan, dearly loved grandad of Bethany, Katie, George and Harry, treasured great-grandad of Mason James, Alfie and Skylar also a dear brother and friend to many.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Tuesday, 16th February at 11 a.m.  Due to the current situation, attendance at the crematorium is strictly by invitation only.  Please contact the Funeral Director for the wecast details. No flowers please by request, but if desired donations may be sent for COPD.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Stephen Rushforth

On 31st January 2021, at home. Stephen aged 61 years. Beloved husband of Anita. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 12th February at 11 a.m. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Labrador Rescue, Chorley. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Julie Anne Muldoon

(Big Doony)

On 31st January 2021, peacefully in hospital.  Julie aged 55 years.  Much loved daughter of Michael and Christine, dearly loved sister of Paul and Andrea also a very special auntie of Tilly, Christie, Theo, Cierra and Kyra.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 12th February at 1 p.m.  Due to the current situation the Funeral is strictly by invitation only.  Please contact the Funeral Director for the webcast details.  Family flowers only please but if desired donations may be sent for The John Bury Trust. ℅ Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

James Collinge (Jim)

On 31st January 2021, in hospital, after a short illness.  Jim aged 79 years.  Beloved husband of Margery, much loved dad of Sue, Dave and Janet, dear father-in-law of Mark, Caroline and Paul, dearly loved grandad of James, Harry and Fergus, treasured great-grandad of Mia, dear twin brother of John and the late David also brother-in-law of Marilyn and Jackie.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 11th February at 1 p.m.  Due to the current situation, please note that attending the funeral is strictly by invitation only.  Please contact the Funeral Director  with regards to watching the service via webcast.  No flowers please by request, but if desired donations may be sent for a charity of your choice.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

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