Obituaries

Joan Buck

On 21st January 2021, in hospital. Joan aged 79 years. Beloved wife of Raymond. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 29th January at 10.30 a.m. Flowers will be received at the Chapel of Rest or if preferred donations may be sent for the East Lancashire Hospice. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Margarette Rose Biggs

On 14th January 2021, in hospital. Margarette aged 82 years. Beloved wife of the late John also a dear mother and grandmother. Funeral service at Accrington Crematorium on Tuesday, 26th January at 1 p.m. Enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Ronald Boyle

(Ronnie)
On 10th January 2021, peacefully at home.  Ronnie aged 94 years.  Dearly loved husband of the late Marion, much loved dad of David, Kathleen and Lynne, dear father-in-law of Susan and Steven, very precious grandad of Sarah, Ryan and Gavin also a treasured great-grandad, brother and uncle.Ronnie will be sadly missed by all his loving family.Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, 25th January at 2 p.m. The service will be webcast from the crematorium. Please contact the Funeral Director for further details. 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  

Joan Georgina Jepson

On 8th January 2021, in hospital.  Joan aged 81 years.  Beloved wife of the late James, much loved mum of Lynn, Stephen and Beccy, dear mother-in-law of Derek and Liz, dearly loved nana of James, Alyssia, Eloise, Joe, Tom and Zac also treasured Great-Nana of Piper.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 22nd January at 12 noon.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Alzheimer’s Research UK.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Sarah Pauline Welch

(née Cartwright)

Headteacher of Sacred Heart R/C Primary School, Accrington

On 9th January 2021, unexpectedly, but peacefully at her home. Sarah aged 46 years. Beloved mum of Jonathan and Rachel, dearly loved daughter of Pamela Theresa and the late John Hans, dear sister of Joanna, Sophie, John-Paul, Jess, Paddy and Sean also a much loved granddaughter of Alan and the late Margarete and auntie of Dominic, Fin, Bridget, Libby and Pippa. 

R.I.P. 

Requiem Mass in St Alban’s Church, Blackburn on Wednesday, 27th January at 11 a.m. will be followed by interment at Clitheroe Cemetery. Please contact the Funeral Director for live streaming information. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

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