Obituaries

Margaret Hodgson

On 17th March 2018, peacefully in hospital. Margaret aged 87 years. Beloved wife of the late Frank, much loved mum of Michelle, dear mother-in-law of Keith also a dearly loved nan of Andrew. Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Wednesday, 28th March at 12 noon, will be followed by Cremation at Pleasington. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for St Joseph’s Church, Darwen. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

 

Gloria Simpson

On 11th March 2018, peacefully in hospital.  Gloria aged 87 years.  A much loved wife and sister.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Tuesday, 27th March at 2.15 p.m.  Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Mary Phillips O’Donnell

On 11th March 2018, peacefully in the East Lancashire Hospice.  Betty aged 78 years.  Beloved wife of the late James.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 23rd March at 2.15 p.m. No flowers please by request, but if desired donations may be sent for the Macmillan Nurses.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA. tel 01254 873290

Stanley Herbert Tranter (Stan)

On 16th March 2018, peacefully in hospital. Stan aged 104 years. Beloved husband of the late Lilian, much loved dad of Barbara and Kathleen, dear father-in-law of Keith and the late Harold also a dearly loved grandad, great-grandad and uncle. A service in Ainsworth’s Chapel of Rest, Darwen on Friday, 23rd March at 11.15 a.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

Geoffrey Norman Bate

On 12th March 2018, peacefully at Birch Hall Care Home, Darwen.  Geoff aged 81 years.  Funeral service at Pleasington crematorium on Wednesday, 21st March at 11.30 a.m.  Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290