Obituaries

Derek Dyson

On 24th April 2019, peacefully at Moorland View Care Home, Darwen. Derek aged 93 years. A much loved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, 13th May at 12.15 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

David Holden

On 20th April 2019, peacefully at home.  David aged 68 years.  Beloved husband of Anne, much loved dad of Derek and Ian, dear father-in-law of Sarah, treasured grandad of Anya and Jack, dearly loved brother of John, brother-in-law of Shirley, Donald & Tony also a dear uncle.  A service in St Barnabas’ Church, Darwen on Friday, 10th May at 1.30 p.m. will be followed by a private interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for The Chemotherapy Unit, Royal Blackburn Hospital.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Pauline Helen Gaffney

On 19th April 2019, peacefully at Sandy Brook House Care Home, Darwen with her loving daughters by her side.  Pauline aged 80 years.  Beloved wife of the late Pat, much loved mum of Mary, Siobhan, Rachel, Trish, Pat and Martin also a dearly loved grandma.  R.I.P.  Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Friday, 3rd May at 11 a.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery.  No flowers please by request, 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

Leneese Young

On 21st April 2019, suddenly at Royal Blackburn Hospital. Leneese aged 65 years. A much loved mum, nan & sister. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 2nd May at 10.45 a.m. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Andrew Graham Carter

On 2nd April 2019, suddenly at home. Andrew aged 50 years. A service in St James’ Church, Lower Darwen on Wednesday, 1st May at 10.45 a.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for SUDEP. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290