Obituaries

Patricia Gallacher

On 17th February 2021, peacefully at Old Gates Care Home, Blackburn. Patricia aged 86 years. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, 1st March at 11.30 a.m. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Margaret May Dwyer

(neé Sullivan)

On 16th February 2021, peacefully at Springfield Cottage, after a long illness. Margaret aged 86 years. Beloved wife of the late Jimmy, much loved mum of Karen and Lisa, mother-in-law of Len and Stephen, proud grandma of Kerry, and Thomas, great-grandma of Saffron, Evelyn and Ethan, treasured companion of Gail, dear sister of Teresa, Barbara and the late Mary, Anne and Adeline also a special auntie, sister-in-law and friend of many. Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Friday, 26th February at 2.30 p.m. will be followed by committal at Pleasington Crematorium. Due to the current restrictions, attendance at the church and Crematorium is strictly by invitation only. However, anyone wishing to pay their respects can socially distance outside church, as this would be most welcome. Everyone is invited to wear a splash of bright colour. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for The Alzheimer’s Society. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Brian Charnock

On 13th February 2021, peacefully in hospital.  Brian aged 57 years.  Much loved son of Brian and the late Jean, dear brother of Paul, Gary and David, brother-in-law of Gillian also a dear uncle and great-uncle.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 25th February.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for either Cancer Research UK or The Stroke Association.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Elaine Cropper

On 15th February 2021, peacefully at Pendle Brook Care Home, Oswaldtwistle. Elaine aged 66 years. Funeral service at Accrington Crematorium on Wednesday, 24th February at 1 p.m. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for The Alzheimer’s Society. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Maurice William Riley

On 11th February 2021, peacefully in hospital. Maurice aged 83 years. Beloved husband of Mildred, much loved dad of Ian and Helen, dear father-in-law of Heather and Ian also a treasured grandad, great-grandad, brother and uncle. A service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen on Monday, 22nd February at 11.45 a.m. will be followed by a private family committal at Accrington Crematorium. (Please note that the service is strictly by invitation only, but you may contact the Funeral Director for webcast details about the church service). Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for St Peter’s PCC or MDS UK. ℅ Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

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