Obituaries

Keith Mellor

On 20th December 2019, in hospital. Keith aged 69 years. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Tuesday, 7th January at 2.15 p.m. No flowers please by request, 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

Helen Stott

(nee Harwood)

On 18th December 2019, peacefully at home.  Helen aged 74 years.  Beloved wife of the late Ken, much loved mum of Russell and Kellie, dear mother-in-law of Rob also dearly loved grandma of Shannan and Matilda.  A graveside service will take place at Darwen Eastern Cemetery on Tuesday, 7th January at 12 noon.  Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Mary Margaret Binns

nee Shaw

On 16th December 2019, in hospital.  Margaret aged 73 years.  Beloved wife of Stephen, much loved mum of Elaine, Paula and Jim, dear grandma of Ellen, Ewan and Liam also great-grandma of Thea.

You held our hands for a while,

But in our hearts forever.

R.I.P.

Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Monday, 6th January at 2.15 p.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Macmillan Nurses ( a charity dear to her heart).  ℅ Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Richard Francis Westhead

On 16th December 2019, peacefully in hospital.  Richard aged 98 years.  Dearly loved husband of the late Margaret. Richard was well liked and will be missed by all his family and by many.  R.I.P.  Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Monday, 6th January at 10.45 a.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington.  Flowers and enquires to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Michael Anthony Aspden

On 16th December 2019, peacefully at St James’ House Care Home, Darwen.  Michael aged 81 years.  Beloved husband of Joyce, much loved dad of Michael and David, dear father-in-law of Elaine and Marie, dearly loved grandad of Vicky, Nicola, Marcus and Charlotte also a treasured great-grandad, brother and uncle.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 3rd January at 3.45 p.m.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for The Alzheimer’s Society.  ℅ Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290