Obituaries

Leonard James Holden

On 7th November 2018, peacefully at home on his 91st birthday. The dearly loved husband of the late Irene, dearest father of Susan, Judith, Jillian and their families in Australia. The very dearest partner of Joyce and her children, Elaine, Sarah, John and their families also the dear brother of Doreen, Judith and the late Alan and their families. A service in St Cuthbert’s Church, Darwen on Friday, 16th November at 1.45 p.m. will be followed by a private cremation at Pleasington. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for The Royal British Legion (Darwen Branch). c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Jack Leaver

On 3rd November 2018, suddenly. Jack aged 72 years. Much loved dad of Nicholas, Stephen and Shaun also a dearly loved grandad, great-grandad, brother and uncle. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 16th November at 10 a.m. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Frank Wade Harrop

On 20th October 2018, suddenly in hospital. Frank aged 79 years. Beloved husband of Joan, much loved dad of John, Elaine, Gwen and the late Shaun, dearly loved grandad of Matthew, Daniel, Nicholas, Robbie, Michael, Leah, Mikaela and Ashleigh, treasured great-grandad of Scarlett, dear brother of Renee and the late Joyce also a dear uncle. Frank will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. A service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen on Friday, 2nd November at 11 a.m. will be followed by interment at St Paul’s Churchyard, Hoddlesden. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for the Cardiac Catheter Laboratory (Cath Lab), Royal Blackburn Hospital. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Debra Ann Dearden

nee Haworth

On 22nd October 2018, in hospital. Debra aged 49 years. Dear wife of Leslie, dearly loved daughter of June and Harry also much loved mum of Ann Louise and Katie. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Wednesday, 31st October at 12.15 p.m. No flowers please by request, but if desired donations may be sent for Royal Blackburn Hospital. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

James Buck

On 15th October 2018, peacefully in the East Lancashire Hospice.  James aged 76 years.  Beloved son of the late Jack and Nancy also a very much loved brother and uncle.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Wednesday, 24th October at 12.15 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