Obituaries

Gordon Baker

On 18th June 2019, peacefully in hospital.  Gordon aged 81½ years.  Beloved husband of Katherine (Kath), much loved dad of Caroline, David and Paul, dearly loved brother of Sheila also a dear grandad and great-grandad.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 28th June at 10 a.m.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for the RAF Benevolent Fund.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Madeleine Irene Wilson (Renee)

On 19th June 2019, peacefully at the East Lancashire Hospice and Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church.  Renee aged 60 years.  Beloved wife of John, much loved mum of James, Jayne and Robert, dear mother-in-law of Michael also treasured grandma of Poppy.  R.I.P.  Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Thursday, 27th June 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 the East Lancashire Hospice.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Judith Connor

On 5th June 2019, suddenly at home. Judith aged 44 years. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Tuesday, 25th June at 12.15 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

Michael Anthony Reddy

On 11th June 2019, peacefully in hospital after a long illness bravely borne.  Michael aged 80 years.  Treasured husband of Margaret, dearly loved dad of Andrea, dear father-in-law of George, much loved grandad of James and Catherine, dear brother of Peter and the late David, dear brother-in-law of Sandra and the late Sonia also a friend of many.  R.I.P.  Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Thursday, 20th June at 11 a.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery.  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

George Banks

On Saturday, 8th June 2019, George of Darwen, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family aged 63 years. Proud father of Amy, Sam, Meghan and Bridget, aggravating brother to Stephen and loving grandfather to Jacob, Jack and Oscar. A service to be held on Tuesday 18th June in St Peter’s Church, Darwen at 1:30p.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for St Peter’s pcc.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290