Obituaries

Colin Reilly

On 17th May 2019, peacefully in hospital.  Colin aged 78 years.  Beloved husband of Tish, much loved dad of Duncan and Alison, dear father-in-law of Adele and Paul, dearly loved grandad of Thomas, Alexander, Ben, Seb and Lewis also cherished great-grandad of Amelia and Charlotte.  Funeral Service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 24th May at 10 a.m.  Family flowers only please, 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

Francis William Thompson (Frank)

On 10th May, 2019, peacefully at The Hollies Care Home, Clayton-le-Moors. Frank aged 78 years. Beloved husband of the late Brenda, much loved father of Mark, Andrew and Lyn (Queen) also a dearly loved grandad, great-grandad, brother and uncle. A service in St Cuthbert’s Church, Darwen on Tuesday, 21st May at 12 noon will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery. Flowers will be received at the Chapel of Rest or if preferred donations may be sent for St Cuthbert’s pcc. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Elizabeth McKenna (Betty)

On 4th May 2019, in hospital. Betty aged 68 years. Beloved wife of the late Hugh, also a much loved mum, nana & sister. A service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen on Thursday, 16th May at 1 p.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern cemetery. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Patricia Norah Shorrock (Trish)

On 26th April 2019, suddenly at home.  Trish aged 70 years.  Beloved wife of John, much loved mum of Angela, Andrew and Anthony, treasured nan of Holly, Danielle and Luke also a dear sister of Kathleen, Margaret and their families.  A service in St James’ Church, Over Darwen on Tuesday, 14th May at 11 a.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington.  Flowers will be received at the Chapel of Rest, or if preferred donations may be sent for Derian House Children’s Hospice.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Valerie Towers

On 21st April 2019, suddenly at home.  Val aged 72 years.  Much loved mum of Becky and Ben also a treasured grandma of Sofia.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, 13th May at 3 p.m.  Please wear something blue. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290