Obituaries

John Charles Starbuck

On 11th September 2017, peacefully in hospital. John aged 80 years. Beloved husband of Anne, much loved father of Clare, Simon and Adam, dearly loved grandad of Rhianne also a dear brother of David. A service in St Barnabas’ Church, Darwen on Friday, 22nd September at 12.45 p.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for either the British Heart Foundation or the RNIB. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Robert (Bob) Smith

On 8th September 2017, peacefully in hospital. Bob aged 64 years. Beloved partner of Caroline, much loved dad of Tracy, Jason, Emma, Mel, Joanne, Chelsey, Hayley, Tony and Natalie, dearly loved grandad of Courtney, Cameron, Liam and Lexi also dear brother of Shirley. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 15th September at 3 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

Lily Harrison

nee Gleave

On 3rd September 2017, peacefully in Birch Hall Care Centre, Darwen. Lily aged 96 years. Beloved wife of the late Joe, much loved mum of Lily, Terry and Dorothy, dear mother-in-law of Susan, Alan and the late Raymond also a dearly loved grandma and great-grandma. A service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen on Wednesday, 13th September at 1.30 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 . c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

William (Bill) Holden

On 31st August 2017, peacefully in hospital. Bill aged 92 years. Beloved husband of the late Nora, dearest partner of Alice, much loved dad of Barbara, Debbie, Bill and Mark also a dearly loved father-in-law, grandad, great-grandad and brother. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Wednesday, 13th September at 10.45 a.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

Terence (Terry) Canary

On 24th August 2017, peacefully in hospital. Terry aged 80 years. Beloved husband of Joan, much loved dad of Elaine and Debbie, dear father-in-law of Graham, dearly loved grandad of Chelsea and Chloe also dear brother of Margaret. R.I.P. Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Thursday, 7th September at 12 noon, will be followed by cremation at Pleasington. 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