Obituaries

Stephen Skidmore

On 9th January 2021, peacefully at home. Stephen aged 71 years. Beloved husband of Linda, much loved father of Jacqueline and Paul, dear father-in-law of Martin and Nikki, dearly loved grandad of Jaron, Toby, Xanthe and Ellis also a dear brother and uncle. A service in St Barnabas’ Church, Darwen on Thursday, 21st January at 12.30 p.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for the East Lancashire Hospice. ℅ Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Joyce Hindle

On 3rd January 2021, in hospital. Joyce aged 65 years. A service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen on Wednesday, 20th January at 2 p.m. will be followed by committal at Pleasington Crematorium. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Dorothy Mary Godwin

(nee Cooper)
On 5th January 2021, peacefully in hospital.  Dorothy aged 84 years.  Beloved wife of the late Max, much loved mum of Wayne, Jim and Maxine, dear mother-in-law of Helen and Karen, cherished nan of Kirsty, Hannah, Jessica, Gemma, Adam and Courtney also a treasured great-nan and much loved aunt to everyone in America, Australia and the UK, very dear sister of Melvyn, Margaret, Kevin and Lilian also a good friend to many.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Tuesday, 19th January at 12 noon  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for The British Heart Foundation.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Avril Mainon

On 27th December 2020, peacefully in The East Lancashire Hospice. Avril aged 60 years. Beloved partner of Mark. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, 18th January at 10 a.m. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for the RSPCA. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Michael Coffey

On 27th December 2020, peacefully in the East Lancashire Hospice. Michael aged 76 years. Beloved husband of the late Joan also a much loved dad and grandad. R.I.P. Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Friday, 13th January at 11.45 a.m. will be followed by committal at Pleasington Crematorium. Enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

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