Obituaries

Daphne Marion Cunningham

nee Robertson

On 14th January 2019, peacefully at home.  Daphne aged 83 years.  Beloved wife of Jim, much loved mum of Roy and Caroline, dearly loved grandma of Ben, Josh, Selene and Callum also dear sister of Neil, Jennifer and the late Colin.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 25th January at 3.45 p.m.  Please wear casual attire with no black.  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

Richard Neil Alexander Chatburn (Ricky)

On 8th January 2019, suddenly, aged 65 years.  Beloved husband of Joanne also much loved dad of Russell, Kieran and Neil.  Funeral Service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 25th January at 11.30 a.m.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for the RSPB. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Pauline Holding

On 2nd January 2019, suddenly, but peacefully at home.  Pauline aged 83 years.  Beloved wife of the late Frank, much loved mum of Jannette and Tina, dear mother-in-law of Nick and Keith, dearly loved grandma of Joanne, Gillian and Wendy also treasured nana of Liam, Elise and Holly.  A service will take place in Highfield Congregational Church, Darwen on Thursday, 17th January at 12 noon.  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

George McClelland

On 5th January 2019, peacefully at home and surrounded by his loving family.  George aged 76 years.  Beloved partner of Maureen, much loved husband of the late Irene, dearly loved dad of Lynn, Sue and Sandra, dear father-in-law of Matt, John and Neil also a treasured grandad, great-grandad and uncle also George will be sadly missed by Angela, Diane and their families.    A service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen on Monday, 14th January at 11 a.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery.  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

Abigail Mary Ann Cross

On 26th December 2018, peacefully at Queens Lodge Care Home, Blackburn. Mary aged 98 years. Beloved wife of the late Jack. Requiem Mass in St Alban’s Church, Blackburn on Friday, 11th January at 1.30.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290