Obituaries

John Byrne

On 19thAugust 2019, suddenly in hospital.  John aged 93 years.  Beloved husband of the late Winifred, much loved father of Tony, Michael and Pauline also a dearly loved grandad and great-grandad.  R.I.P. Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Friday, 6thSeptember at 1.45 p.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Child Action North West.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Brian Townsend

On 21st August 2019, peacefully in hospital. Brian aged 83 years. Beloved husband of the late Helene. A service in St Cuthbert’s Church, Darwen on Thursday, 29th August at 11.30 a.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery. Enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

James Leigh

On 16th August 2019 in hospital. James aged 73 years. Beloved husband of Nina. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Tuesday, 27th August at 10 a.m. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for The Diabetic Society. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

David Ainsworth

On August 16th, 2019, peacefully in hospital, David aged 81 years. Beloved husband of Marian, much loved father of Judith and Michael, dear father-in-law of John and Sarita, dearly loved grandpa of Rebecca, Rachel, Jonathan and Emily, dear brother of John also brother-in-law of Margaret and Jhansi. A service in Tockholes United Reformed Church on Friday, 23rdAugust at 1pm, will be followed by cremation at Pleasington. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Cancer Research UK. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Eunice Fay

On 7thAugust 2019, peacefully at home. Eunice aged 75 years.  Beloved wife of Peter, much loved mum of Dominic, dear mother-in-law of Kelly, dearly loved grandma of Matthew, Jack & Danielle, treasured great-grandma of Esmee also dear sister of Pat.  R.I.P. Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Thursday, 15thAugust at 1.45 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