Obituaries

Noreen Buck

On 13th June 2020, peacefully in hospital with her son by her side. Noreen aged 82 years. Beloved mum of David, dear mother-in-law of Orla also much loved grandma of Aaron and Emma. The funeral service took place at Pleasington Crematorium on Wednesday, 24th June at 12.15 p.m.  A memorial service will be arranged at a later date for Noreen at St James’ Church, Lower Darwen (details will be announced).

David would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for cards of condolence, messages of sympathy and donations received during this sad time. Special thanks to the staff of Ward C1, Royal Blackburn Hospital and all staff of Eachstep, Blackburn for looking after Noreen. Appreciation to Rev Tim Horobin for his kind words and ministrations also to Gregg and staff of Ainsworth’s Funeral Service for their efficient and dignified arrangements. Enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290 

Frank Harwood

Frank Harwood, aged 72 years, passed away on Tuesday, 2nd June 2020 at Royal Blackburn Hospital with his daughters Janet and Eleanor by his side. He was a loving husband to Laraine, grandfather to Eddie, Ben and Isabella also dear brother to Barbara. Due to the current circumstances a private service will be held at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 12th June at 1:30 p.m. Family flowers only please, but donations greatly appreciated for Moorland View Care Home or The Children’s Society c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Christine Whitehead

On 29th May 2020, at home. Christine aged 57 years. Beloved wife of Neil. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 11th June at 11.30 a.m. Enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Ronald Whalley

On 4th June 2020, in hospital. Ronald aged 94 years. Beloved husband of the late Kathleen. Service and interment at St Paul’s Churchyard, Hoddlesden on Tuesday, 9th June at 12 noon. 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

Margaret Crossland

On 2nd June 2020, peacefully at home. Margaret aged 89 years. Beloved wife of the late Vincent, much loved mum of Julie and Stephen, dear mother-in-law of Gary, dearly loved grandma of Vicky, April and Amber also a treasured great-grandma of Ruby. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, 8th June at 2.15 p.m. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Diabetes UK. ℅ Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290