Obituaries

Paul Douglas Rowles

On 30th April 2018, peacefully in hospital. Paul aged 51 years. Much loved dad of Todd, Jay and Cameron, beloved son of Jennifer and Paul, dear step-son of Fred and Gillian also much loved brother of Cathy, Gary, Jason and Ben. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 17th May at 1.30 p.m. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for either Maddi’s Butterflies or Every Action has Consequences. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Rena Titterington

nee Thompson

On 7th May 2018, peacefully at Meadow Bank Nursing Home, Bamber Bridge and formerly of Darwen. Rena aged 92 years. Beloved wife of the late Roy, much loved mother of Anne and Jim, dear mother-in-law of Andrea, much loved granny of Hannah and Norna also dear sister-in-law of Eric and Frances. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Wednesday, 16th May at 3.45 p.m. No flowers please by request, but if desired donations may be sent for Dementia UK. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

James Holden Almond

On 10th May 2018, peacefully at Oldfield House Residential Home, Darwen. Jim aged 89 years. Dearly loved son of the late Sarah Jane and John also a much loved brother and uncle. A service in Ainsworth’s Chapel of Rest, Church Bank Street, Darwen on Tuesday, 15th May at 3 p.m. will be followed by interment at St Paul’s Churchyard, Hoddlesden. Family flowers only please, but of desired donations may be sent for Oldfield House Residential Home, Darwen. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. 01254 873290

Jean Kay

nee Walsh

On 3rd May 2018, peacefully in hospital. Jean aged 85 years. Beloved wife of Walmsley Proctor, much loved mother of John and Barbara also dear grandma of Heather, Denis, Maxine, Caroline and Lucy. A graveside service will take place at Darwen Eastern Cemetery on Monday 14th May at 12 noon. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Mary Chapman

On 24th April 2018, peacefully in hospital. Mary aged 96 years. Beloved wife of the late Eddie, much loved mum of Sheila, dear mother-in-law of Vince, dearly loved grandma of Jayne and Sarah, treasured great-grandma of Jack, Emily and Lucas also dear sister of Joe and Jane. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Wednesday, 2nd May at 2.15 p.m. Family flowers only please, but of desired donations may be sent for the British Heart Foundation. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290