Obituaries

Rita Maynard

On 14th December 2018, peacefully in the East Lancashire Hospice.  Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church.  Rita aged 86 years.  Beloved wife of the late Richard, much loved mum of Stephen, Philip, Susan and Tracey, dearly loved grandma of Mark and Thomas, treasured great-grandma of Emily also a dear sister and friend to many.  R.I.P.  Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Friday, 28th December at 12 noon, 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

Brian Jepson

On 11th December 2018, suddenly at home.  Brian aged 80 years.  Beloved husband of Kathleen and the late Kathleen, much loved dad of Eileen and Sue, dear father-in-law of Shaun, dearly loved grandad of Michael and Chris, dear step-grandad of Natalie, Tara and family also treasured great-grandad of Sophie, Katie and Adrian.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 20th December at 12.15 p.m.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for either The Multiple Sclerosis Society or Cancer Research UK.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Florence Margaret Woods

On 17th November 2018, suddenly at home. Florence aged 69 years. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Wednesday, 19th December at 1.30 p.m. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Anthony John Martin

On 11th December 2018, peacefully in the East Lancashire Hospice.  Anthony aged 79 years.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Tuesday, 18th December at 12.15 p.m.  No flowers please by request, but if desired donations may be sent for either Macmillan Cancer Support or the East Lancashire Hospice.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Dennis George Overton

On 5th December 2018, in hospital.  Dennis aged 90 years.  A much loved husband, father and grandfather.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, 17th December at 12.15 p.m.  Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290