Obituaries

Noel Patrick Cooney

On 27th September 2018, suddenly at home. Noel aged 78 years. Beloved husband of Pat, dearly loved dad of Frances and the late Sean, much loved grandad of Emma, Becki, Daniel and Charlie also treasured great-grandad of Zoe, Leon, John and Bella. R.I.P. Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Friday, 12th October at 11 a.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Shelter. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Peter Blezard

On 29th September 2018, peacefully in the East Lancashire Hospice. Peter aged 72 years. Beloved husband of Susan, much loved dad of Damon and Adam, dear father-in-law of Elaine and Nichola, proud grandad of Samuel, John-Luc and Elle, dear son-in-law of Elsie and Vic, dear brother-in-law of Keith and Ann also uncle to Mathew and Philip. A service in Bolton Road United Reformed Church, Darwen on Thursday, 11th October at 11.45 a.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

Christopher Terry Stanford (Chris)

On 2nd October 2018, peacefully at home. Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church. Chris aged 45 years. Beloved hub of Carol, dearly loved son of Eunice and the late Terence, much loved brother of Pete, Rick, Martin, James, Andrew and Diana, dear brother-in-law of Carrie, Angie, Sharon, Lisa and Sophie, dear dad of John and Christopher also a treasured nephew of Pearl. Chris will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. R.I.P. Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Tuesday, 9th October at 10 a.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Marie Curie Cancer Care. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Lois Webb

nee Duckworth,

formerly Wild

On 9th September 2018, in hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Lois aged 86 years. Beloved and loving wife of the late David, devoted mother of Lynda, Gillian, Noel and Terence, loving mother-in-law of Bernard, Jolanta and Jackie, dear step-mother of Leslie and Diane also a cherished grandma, great-grandma, dear sister of Pauline and the late Colin, sister-in-law of Colin and Pearl also a dear auntie to her many nephews and nieces. Lois will be missed by all her family and friends. A service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen on Wednesday, 3rd October at 2.15 p.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Arthritis Research UK. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Frank Grime

On 20th September 2018, in hospital.  Frank aged 83 years.  Beloved husband of Brenda also a much loved dad.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Tuesday, 2nd October at 2.15 p.m.  Family flowers only please, but of desired donations may be sent for North West Air Ambulance.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290