Obituaries

Maureen Proudlove

nee Davey

On 23rd January 2018, peacefully at Thorncliffe Nursing Home, Darwen. Maureen aged 87 years. Beloved wife of the late John, much loved mum of Graham, Diane, Jill and Peter also dearly loved granny of Danielle and Andrew. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 2nd February at 3.45 p.m. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for The Alzheimer’s Society. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Muriel Yates

On 16th January 2018, in hospital.  Muriel aged 86 years.  A service in Spring Vale Methodist Church, Darwen on Friday, 2nd February at 11 a.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington.  No flowers please by request, but if desired donations may be sent for Bolton NHS Royal Haematology Endowment Fund.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Peter Frederick Johnson

On 23rd January 2018, suddenly at home. Peter aged 70 years. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy, much loved dad of Sharon, dear father-in-law of Paul, dearly loved grandad of Bethany also a dear brother of Elizabeth. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 1st February at 3.45 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

Margaret Emily Marsden

On Sunday, 21st January 2018, peacefully at Queens Lodge Nursing Home, Blackburn. Margaret aged 86 years. Loved sister of Beryl and Ronnie, sister-in-law of Bob and Barbara also aunty of Deborah, Nigel and Gary.

In memory we see her just the same,

As long as we live we’ll treasure her name;

Deep in our hearts she is living yet,

We loved her too dearly to ever forget.

At rest.

A service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen on Thursday, 1st February at 11 a.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for either St Peter’s Church, Darwen or the East Lancashire Hospice. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Robert Pickup

On 15th January 2018, suddenly at home. Bob aged 65 years. Dearly loved brother of Tom, Hilda and the late Jim, dear brother-in-law of Valerie and Frank also a dear uncle. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, 29th January at 10.45 a.m. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Rossendale Hospice. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290