Obituaries

Thomas Pickup (Tom)

On 4th June 2019, peacefully at home.  Tom aged 74 years.  Beloved husband of Valerie, much loved dad of Louise, Mark, David and the late Andrew, dear father-in-law of Julian and Sarah, dearly loved grandad of Tomson and Lilly also dear brother of Hilda and the late Jim and Robert.  A service in St Anne’s Church, Turton on Tuesday, 11th June at 2 p.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for the Christie Hospital.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Nancy Wild

On 23rd May 2019, passed away at Moorland View Care Home, Darwen.  Nancy aged 84 years.  A dear sister of Sally, loving auntie of Celia, great-auntie of Ingabelle also a loving partner of the late Peter.  Funeral service at Accrington Crematorium on Monday, 10th June at 2.20 p.m.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for the R.N.L.I.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Jennifred June Wilcock

On 25th May 2019, peacefully at Hazeldene Care Home, Blackburn. June aged 80 years. Beloved wife of the late George. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 6th June at 3 p.m. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Colin Reilly

On 17th May 2019, peacefully in hospital.  Colin aged 78 years.  Beloved husband of Tish, much loved dad of Duncan and Alison, dear father-in-law of Adele and Paul, dearly loved grandad of Thomas, Alexander, Ben, Seb and Lewis also cherished great-grandad of Amelia and Charlotte.  Funeral Service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 24th May at 10 a.m.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for a charity of your choice.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Francis William Thompson (Frank)

On 10th May, 2019, peacefully at The Hollies Care Home, Clayton-le-Moors. Frank aged 78 years. Beloved husband of the late Brenda, much loved father of Mark, Andrew and Lyn (Queen) also a dearly loved grandad, great-grandad, brother and uncle. A service in St Cuthbert’s Church, Darwen on Tuesday, 21st May at 12 noon will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery. Flowers will be received at the Chapel of Rest or if preferred donations may be sent for St Cuthbert’s pcc. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290