Obituaries

Ellen Brooks (Nellie)

On 7th September 2019, peacefully in the East Lancashire Hospice. Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church. Nellie aged 90 years.  Beloved wife of the late Ted also a dearly loved mum, mother-in-law, grandma and great-grandma.  R.I.P. Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Thursday, 19th 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

Derek Hughes

On 2nd September 2019, peacefully in hospital. Derek aged 62 years. beloved husband of Joan also a dear dad, grandad and brother. A service in St Barnabas’ Church, Darwen on Wednesday, 18th September at 1.30 p.m. will be followed by committal at Pleasington. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for the British Legion or the East Lancashire Hospice. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Dr Philip Alexander Shand

On 7th September 2019, peacefully at home. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Tuesday, 17th September at 10 a.m. Enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

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