Obituaries

Pastor Rowland Dowell

On 12th December 2019, in hospital. Rowland aged 77 years. A service in Highfield Congregational Church, Darwen on Friday, 3rd January at 12 noon, will be followed by committal at Pleasington Crematorium. Flowers will be received at the Chapel of Rest or if preferred donations may be sent for Highfield Church. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Maureen Waddicor

(nee Taylor)

On 16th December 2019, peacefully in hospital.  Maureen aged 80 years.  Beloved wife of the late Sam, dearly loved aunty of Debbie, Kayleigh and Mark also dear sister of Allan and the late Arthur.  R.I.P.  Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Thursday, 2nd January at 2.15 p.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery.  No flowers please by request, but if desired donations may be sent for The Motor Neurone Disease.  ℅ Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA

Sheila Dolan

On 12th December 2019, peacefully in hospital.  Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church.  Sheila aged 84 years.  Much loved sister of the late John and Tommy also a dear cousin.  R.I.P.  Requiem Mass in St Edward’s Church, Darwen on Thursday, 2nd January at 11 a.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington.  Flowers will be received at the Chapel of Rest or if preferred donations may be sent for the East Lancashire Hospice.  ℅ Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Patricia Sandra Hoad

On 16th December 2019, peacefully in the East Lancashire Hospice, Blackburn.  Sandra aged 75 years.  Beloved wife of Bob, much loved mother of Stewart, dear mother-in-law of Geraldine also dearly loved grandma of Matthew and Sadie.  R.I.P.  Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Monday, 30th December at 2.15 p.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington.  No flowers please by request, but if desired donations may be sent for the East Lancashire Hospice.  ℅ Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

David James Gregson

On 17th December 2019, peacefully in hospital.  David aged 73 years.  Beloved husband of Sylvia, much loved father of Lynn and Lee, dear father-in-law of Andre and Catherine, dearly loved grandad of Madison, Arnold and Ada also dear brother of Ian and Rodney.  David will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, 30th December at 10 a.m.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Heartbeat NWCC.  ℅ Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290