Obituaries

John Richard Bedford

On 31stAugust 2019, peacefully in hospital.  John aged 79 years.  Beloved husband of Phyllis, dear dad of Peter and Andrew, dear brother-in-law of Maurice and Pat also a dear uncle.  A service in St Barnabas’ Church, Darwen on Tuesday, 17thSeptember at 1 p.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for St Barnabas’ Church, Darwen.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Frank Topham

On 25th August 2019, peacefully in hospital. Frank aged 85 years. Beloved husband of Maureen. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, 9th September at 3 p.m. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for North West Ambulance Service or the British Heart Foundation. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Margaret Eveline Quirk (Eveline)

On 23rd August 2019, in hospital. Eveline aged 92 years. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, 9th September at 12.15 p.m. 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

Brenda Mary Garlick

On 23rd August 2019, in hospital. Brenda aged 79 years. A graveside service at Darwen Eastern Cemetery on Monday, 9th September at 10.15 a.m. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. tel 01254 873290

John Byrne

On 19thAugust 2019, suddenly in hospital.  John aged 93 years.  Beloved husband of the late Winifred, much loved father of Tony, Michael and Pauline also a dearly loved grandad and great-grandad.  R.I.P. Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Friday, 6thSeptember at 1.45 p.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Child Action North West.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290