Obituaries

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

Angela Johanna Armstrong

nee Bagge

On 12th March 2018, peacefully at home and surrounded by her loving family. Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church. Angela aged 73 years. Beloved wife of Ernest, much loved mum of Fiona, Joanne, Reinette and Andrew, dear mother-in-law of Martin, Andrew, Kirk and Yvonne, dearly loved grandma of Emma, Oliver, Scott and Lloyd also a treasured great-grandma of Leon, Alivia, Layton and Amelia. R.I.P. Service and committal at Accrington Crematorium on Tuesday, 20th March at 12.20 p.m.Family flowers only please, but if desired donations in memory of Angela may be sent for Cancer Research UK. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Walter Frederick Kendall (Walt)

On 27th February 2018, peacefully in the East Lancashire Hospice, Blackburn. Walt aged 56 years. Beloved husband of Sharon (my Darling Kenny), much loved dad of Lauren, James, Lee, Kevin and Jodie, dear father-in-law of Claire, Rachel, Ryan and Aymie, dearly loved grandpa of Morgan, Lillie, Rhea, Phoebe, Max, Luke and Lola, dear brother of Nigel and John also a dear brother-in-law and uncle.

Walt will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.

Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Tuesday, 13th March at 12.15 p.m. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Mesothelioma UK. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290