Obituaries

Kenneth Bennett

On 2nd July 2018, peacefully at Queens Lodge Nursing Home, Blackburn. Kenneth aged 96 years. Beloved husband of the late Muriel, much loved father of Irene, dear father-in-law of Derek, precious grandad of Jack also a dearly loved uncle and cousin. A service in Spring Vale Methodist Church, Darwen on Wednesday, 11th July at 2.15 p.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington. 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

 

David Stuart Hetherington

On 27th June 2018, suddenly at home. Dave aged 53 years. Beloved husband of Michelle, dearly loved son-in-law of John and Pauline, much loved brother of Susan, dear uncle of Sandy and Aimee also great uncle of Jordan and Alisha. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Wednesday, 11th July at 12.15 p.m. No black attire by request. 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

Gerard Lucas (Gerry)

On 1st July 2018, peacefully in the East Lancashire Hospice and surrounded by his loving family. Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church. Gerry aged 64 years. Beloved husband of Ann, much loved dad of Emily and Daniel, dearly loved son of Dorothy and the late Joshua, loving brother of Cathie, John, Mary and Dorothea. R.I.P. Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Monday, 9th July at 1.30 p.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington. 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

Florence McPhail Rice (Flo)

nee McMahon

On 23rd June 2018, peacefully at home. Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church. Flo aged 85 years. Dearly beloved wife of the late Thomas, loving mum of May, Con, Daisy, Tommy, Francis, Robert and the late Harry, dear mother-in-law of Stephen, Lynn, Carole and Becky also loving gran to all her grandchildren. You will be sadly missed by all your family. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, 2nd July at 1.30 p.m. Enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Violet Fitzpatrick

On 20th June 2018, peacefully in St James’ House, Darwen. Violet aged 85 years. Beloved wife of the late James also a dearly loved aunt and great-aunt. Funeral Service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 29th June at 3 p.m. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290