Obituaries

Kevin Smith

On 12th July 2019, peacefully in hospital.  Kevin aged 84 years.  Beloved husband of the late Margaret, much loved dad of Gillian, father-in-law of Paul, dearly loved grandad of Lee and Emma, step-grandad of Gary, Jason, Cathy and the late Paul, treasured great-grandad of Conner, Cameron and Amy also great-great grandad of Castle.  ‘He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.’  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, 22nd July at 12.15 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

Ronald Rostron (Ronnie)

On 9th July 2019, peacefully in hospital and surrounded by his loving family.  Ronnie aged 87 years.  Beloved husband of Joan, much loved father of Linda and Carole, dear father-in-law of Kevin, loving grandad of Joanne, David and his wife Emily also dearly loved great-grandad of Warren, Ellis, Isaac and Cole.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 18th July at 1.30 p.m.  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

Mildred Wroughton Jones

On 9th July 2019, peacefully at Thorncliffe Care Home, Darwen. Mildred aged 94 years. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Tuesday, 16th July at 3 p.m. 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

Alfred William Knowles

On 2nd July 2019, peacefully in hospital. Alfred aged 89 years. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, 15th July at 12.15 p.m. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Derian House Children’s Hospice. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Annette Sultana

nee Mellor

On 25th June 2019, peacefully in hospital.  Annette aged 63 years.  Beloved wife of Ian, much loved mum of Brian and Ben, dear mother-in-law of Lisa and Steph also a dearly loved grandma of Lyla and Manni.  A service in Spring Vale Methodist Church, Darwen on Tuesday, 9th July at 2.15 p.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington. (Please wear bright colours). Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Marie Curie.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290