Obituaries

Valerie Evans

nee McPherson

On 25th June 2019, peacefully in hospital.  Val aged 80 years.  Dear mum of Tracey also a dear nana.  A service in St Cuthbert’s Church, Darwen on Thursday, 11th 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 Dogs Trust.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Elizabeth Olive Bauer

nee Fenton

On 22nd June 2019, peacefully at Springhill Care Home, Accrington.  Olive aged 83 years.  Beloved wife of the late Josef, much loved mum of Michael and Catherine, dear mother-in-law of Norma and Phil, dearly loved grandma of Andrew, Nicholas, Dominic and Isobel, precious sister of Yvonne also a treasured auntie and friend of many.  R.I.P.  Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Tuesday, 9th July at 10.45 a.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Cancer Research UK.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Audrey Yvonne Spouse

On 18th June 2019, peacefully at Hollymount Care Home, Blackburn.  Audrey aged 91 years.  Beloved wife of the late Walter, dearly loved mum of Andrew, much loved mother-in-law of Karen also loved and treasured grandma of Robert and David.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, 8th July at 12.15 p.m.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for North West Air Ambulance.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

William Gordon Duckworth (Bill)

On 22nd June 2019, suddenly at home.  Bill aged 81 years.  Beloved husband of Margaret, much loved father of Craig and Karl also a dearly loved father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law and uncle.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 5th July at 12.15 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

Austin Thomas

On 19th June 2019, peacefully in hospital.  Austin aged 70 years.  Beloved husband of Phyllis, much loved father of Stephen and Janet, dear father-in-law of Heather and Martin, dearly loved grandfather of Hayley, Matthew and Bethanie also a dear brother.  A service in St Barnabas’ Church, Darwen on Thursday, 4th July at 11 a.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