Obituaries

William Gordon Thrush

On 22nd January 2020, in hospital and surrounded by his close family. William aged 92 years. Beloved husband of Margery, much loved father of Phillip, Neil and Gillian, dear father-in-law of Jayne, Wendy and Stephen also a dearly loved grandpa, great-grandpa and brother. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 7th February at 11.30 a.m. 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 Hilda Child

On 28th January 2020, peacefully at home. Joan aged 87 years. Beloved wife of the late Norman. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 6th February at 3 p.m. No flowers please by request, but if desired donations may be sent for Dementia UK. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Pauline Bennett

On 27th January 2020, in hospital. Pauline aged 75 years. Beloved wife of Harold. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Wednesday, 5th February at 3.45 p.m. Flowers will be received at the Chapel of Rest or if preferred donations may be sent for a charity of your choice. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Stanley Dawson

On 20th January 2020, in hospital. Stanley aged 95 years. Beloved husband of the late Margaret. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, 3rd February at 1.30 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

Elizabeth Irene Livesey

(nee McGlynn)

On 28th January 2020, peacefully in the East Lancashire Hospice. Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church. Elizabeth Irene aged 91 years. Beloved wife of the late Albert, much loved mum of Barbara, Gerard, Martin and Andrea, dear mother-in-law of Geraldine and Susan also a treasured nana and great-nana. R.I.P. Requiem Mass in St Edward’s Church, Darwen on Friday, 31st January (tomorrow) at 10 a.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Macmillan Cancer Support. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290