Stuart Davies

On 13th April 2022, peacefully after a long illness.  Stuart, aged 65 years.  Passed away peacefully with his wife by his side.  Loving husband of Liz, dear step dad of Elaine, loving brother of Ron, Doreen and Ken and brother-in-law of Harold and family.  Stuart will be missed by so many.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Wednesday, 4th May at 12.15 p.m.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for North West Air Ambulance.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

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Margaret Duxbury

On 19th April 2022, suddenly at home.  Margaret, aged 88 years.  Beloved wife of the late John.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Tuesday, 3rd May at 11.30 a.m.  Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

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Kathleen Darbyshire

On 19th April 2022, peacefully in hospital.  Kathleen, aged 86 years.  Beloved wife of the late Kenneth.  A service in St Cuthbert’s Church, Darwen on Friday, 29th April at 12.30 p.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for either The Stroke Association or Compassion in World Farming.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

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Avril Booth Smith

On 20th April 2022, peacefully in hospital.  Avril, aged 61 years.  Beloved wife of Alan.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 28th April at 3 p.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

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Dorothy Wills

On 15th April 2022, peacefully in the East Lancashire Hospice.  Dot, aged 93 years.  Beloved wife of the late Albert (Bert).  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 28th April at 11.30 a.m.  Flowers will be received at the Chapel of Rest or if preferred donations may be sent for the East Lancashire Hospice.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

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Thomas Brindle Coucill

On 13th April 2022, peacefully at Thorncliffe Nursing Home, Darwen.  Tom, aged 94 years.  Beloved husband of the late Marjorie.  A service in St Cuthbert’s Church, Darwen on Wednesday, 27th April at 12.15 p.m. will be followed by committal at Pleasington Crematorium.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Dementia UK.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

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Margaret Poultney

On 9th April 2022, peacefully at Queens Lodge Nursing Home, Blackburn and formerly of Darwen. Margaret, aged 87 years.  Beloved wife of the late Brian, much loved mum of Marie also devoted grandma of Luke, Abigail, Daniel and Isaac.  R.I.P.  Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Tuesday, 26th April 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 Pulmonary Fibrosis Trust.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

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Leslie Marsden (Les)

On 12th April 2022, peacefully in hospital.  Les, aged 78 years.  Beloved husband of Carol, much loved dad of Elizabeth, dear father-in-law of David, dearly loved grandad of Jack, Daniel and Alex also a dear brother of Sylvia and Roy.  A service in St James’ Church, Over Darwen on Monday, 25th April at 2 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 Cancer Research UK.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

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Bruno Avanzi

On 11th April 2022, peacefully in hospital.  Bruno, aged 80 years.  Beloved husband of Mafalda.  R.I.P. Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Thursday, 21st April 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 Dementia UK.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

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Peter George Waring

On 3rd April 2022, peacefully at home.  Peter, aged 72 years.  Beloved husband of Maureen.  A service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen on Wednesday, 13th April at 1 p.m. will be followed by committal at Pleasington Crematorium.  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

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