Obituaries

Betty Proctor

On 3rd July 2018, peacefully in the East Lancashire Hospice. Betty reunited with her beloved husband Gordon, dear aunt to Michael, Kevin and the late Andrew. Reposing in Ainsworth’s Chapel of Rest, Church Bank Street, Darwen from where the cortege will leave for a 1.30 p.m. service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, 16th July. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for the British Red Cross or North West Air Ambulance. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

 

Lavena Booth

nee Sanderson

On 1st July 2018, peacefully in hospital. Lavena aged 75 years. Beloved wife of Derrick also dearly loved daughter of the late Emily and Joe. A service in the New Methodist Church, Blackburn Road, Darwen on Thursday, 12th July at 2.30 p.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington. No flowers please by request, but if desired donations may be sent for The Renal Unit, Royal Preston Hospital. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Kenneth Bennett

On 2nd July 2018, peacefully at Queens Lodge Nursing Home, Blackburn. Kenneth aged 96 years. Beloved husband of the late Muriel, much loved father of Irene, dear father-in-law of Derek, precious grandad of Jack also a dearly loved uncle and cousin. A service in Spring Vale Methodist Church, Darwen on Wednesday, 11th July at 2.15 p.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington. Family flowers only please, 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

 

David Stuart Hetherington

On 27th June 2018, suddenly at home. Dave aged 53 years. Beloved husband of Michelle, dearly loved son-in-law of John and Pauline, much loved brother of Susan, dear uncle of Sandy and Aimee also great uncle of Jordan and Alisha. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Wednesday, 11th July at 12.15 p.m. No black attire by request. 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

Gerard Lucas (Gerry)

On 1st July 2018, peacefully in the East Lancashire Hospice and surrounded by his loving family. Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church. Gerry aged 64 years. Beloved husband of Ann, much loved dad of Emily and Daniel, dearly loved son of Dorothy and the late Joshua, loving brother of Cathie, John, Mary and Dorothea. R.I.P. Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Monday, 9th 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 East Lancashire Hospice. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290