Obituaries

Joan Ashworth

On 16th April 2019, peacefully at Andrew’s Court, Blackburn.  Joan aged 91 years.  Beloved wife of the late John (Jack), much loved mum of Elaine, dear mother-in-law of Peter, dearly loved grandma of Christopher and Beth, Stephen and Meera, treasured great-grandma of Martha also a dear sister-in-law, auntie and cousin.  A service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen on Monday, 29th April at 2.30 p.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington.  No flowers please by request, but if desired donations may be sent for either St Peter’s pcc or The Alzheimer’s Society.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

David Edwin Lax

On 14th April 2019, in hospital. David aged 82 years. Beloved husband of the late Margaret. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 26th April at 3.45 p.m. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Darwen Tower Restoration Project. (Cheques payable to Rotary Club of Darwen). c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Norah Ingham

nee Haydock

On 11th April 2019, peacefully, Norah aged 93 years.  Beloved wife of the late Jim, much loved mum of John and Bill, dearly loved mother-in-law of Glynne and Sue, treasured grandma of Kea, Stuart and Jennifer also a great-grandma of Noah.  A service in St Barnabas’ Church, Darwen on Wednesday, 24th April at 12.30 p.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery.  Flowers will be received at the Chapel of Rest or if preferred donations may be sent for Cancer Research UK.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Irene Kirkham

nee Walmsley

On 30th March 2019, suddenly at home.  Irene aged 83 years.  Beloved wife of the late Geoffrey, much loved mum of Graham and Andrew, dear mother-in-law of Joyce and Jayne, dearly loved granny of Kimberley, Colin, Summer and Mason also a dear sister of Ted.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 18th April at 3.45 p.m.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Cancer Research UK.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Geoffrey Douglas

On 30th March 2019, in hospital. Geoff aged 76 years. Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 18th April at 9.30 a.m. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290