Obituaries

Pauline Helen Gaffney

On 19th April 2019, peacefully at Sandy Brook House Care Home, Darwen with her loving daughters by her side.  Pauline aged 80 years.  Beloved wife of the late Pat, much loved mum of Mary, Siobhan, Rachel, Trish, Pat and Martin also a dearly loved grandma.  R.I.P.  Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Friday, 3rd May at 11 a.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery.  No flowers please by request, 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

Leneese Young

On 21st April 2019, suddenly at Royal Blackburn Hospital. Leneese aged 65 years. A much loved mum, nan & sister. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 2nd May at 10.45 a.m. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Andrew Graham Carter

On 2nd April 2019, suddenly at home. Andrew aged 50 years. A service in St James’ Church, Lower Darwen on Wednesday, 1st May at 10.45 a.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for SUDEP. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

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