Obituaries

Colin George Baxter

On 29th August 2018, peacefully at Old Gates Nursing Home, Blackburn, surrounded by his loving family. Colin aged 66 years, much loved dad of Carly, dearly loved grandad of Rowan, Eden, Phoebe, Erin and Eli, dear brother of Walt, Ian, Jean and the late Geoff and Clifford also a dear uncle. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 6th September at 10.45 a.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

John (Jack) Haworth

On 15th August 2018, peacefully at Dovedale Court, Care Home, Preston. Jack aged 91 years. Beloved husband of the late Enid, dear brother of Mary, brother–in-law of the late Alan also a dearly loved uncle, great-uncle and dear friend to many. A service in St James’ Church, Over Darwen on Friday, 24th August at 1 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 the East Lancashire Hospice. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

James Gavin Thom (Jim)

On 3rd August 2018, suddenly at home. Jim aged 82 years. Beloved husband of Brenda, much loved dad of Jacqueline and the late Roy, dear father-in-law of George, dearly loved grandad of Michael and his partner Louise, Shaun and his partner Emma, Matthew and his partner Rachel, Lee also Richard and his partner, treasured great-grandad of Gracie and Jack also dear brother of Jacqueline and Arlene. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Wednesday, 15th August at 2.15 p.m. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Brian Leach

On 8th August 2018, peacefully in the East Lancashire Hospice.  Brian aged 82 years.  Beloved husband of the late June.  Funeral service at Pleasington  Crematorium on Wednesday, 15th August at 11.30 a.m.  Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Roy Yates

On 6th August 2018, peacefully at home. Roy aged 80 years. Beloved husband of Dorothy, much loved dad of Julie, Nigel and Paul, dear father-in-law of Gail and Jocelyn, dearly loved grandad of Jade, Kieran, Drew, Ross, Amelia, James and Jessica, dear brother of Brenda also brother-in-law of Archie. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Tuesday, 14th August at 1.30 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