Obituaries

Derek West

On Thursday, 3rd October 2019, peacefully in hospital with his niece by his side.  Derek aged 86 years.  Dearly loved husband of the late Joyce also much loved uncle of Jessica.  Reposing in Ainsworth’s Chapel of Rest, Church Bank Street, Darwen where flowers will be received or donations in memory of Derek may be sent for Guide Dogs for the Blind.  A service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen on Friday, 11th October at 11 a.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery.  All Enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Luke John Fisher

On 24th September 2019, suddenly following a car accident.  Luke aged 33 years.  Beloved son of Pete and Barbara, much loved grandson of Jessie and the late Joan and Gordon.  A service at Accrington Crematorium on Friday, 11th October at 3 p.m.  No flowers please by request, but if desired donations may be sent for Mind.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Ian Robert Hibbert

On 29th September 2019, in hospital.  Ian aged 73 years.  Loving partner of Yvonne, dearly loved dad of Jacqueline and Stephen, dear father-in-law of Terry, treasured grandad of Louise, cherished great-grandad of Lee-James, Harry and Lily, dear brother of Susan and Ann, dear brother-in-law of Gordon and Keith also dear uncle of Tracey, David, Andrew and Rebecca.  A service in St Barnabas’ Church, Darwen on Wednesday, 9th October at 12 noon, will be followed by cremation at Pleasington.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for The Injured Jockeys Fund.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Denis Squire Entwisle

On 10th September 2019, in hospital. Denis aged 87 years. A gravesdie service at Heaton Cemetery on Friday, 4th october at 12 noon. Enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Alan Almond

On 22nd September 2019, peacefully in hospital. Alan aged 86 years. Beloved husband of Dot also a much loved dad, grandad and friend of many. R.I.P. Requiem Mass in St Edward’s Church, Darwen on Thursday, 3rd October at 2.15 p.m. followed by cremation at Pleasington. No flowers please by request, but if desired donations may be sent for either CAFOD or The British Heart Foundation. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290