SMART November 21, of New Brancepeth. Doris Amelia, aged 81 years, beloved wife of the late Thomas, dearly loved mother of Melvyn, Trevor and Elizabeth, mother-in-law of Jean, Gwen and Ivor, loving grandma of Richard, Jayne and Emma, great-grandma of Luke, a dear sister of Emily and Winnie and will be sadly missed by all family and friends. Cortege to leave residence on Friday November 28, at 11.10 a.m. for service and cremation at Durham Crematorium at 11.30 a.m. Mini bus provided.
SNOWDEN James Arthur Dearly loved father of John, grandad to Rebecca and Isabel and great-grandad to Thomas, passed away peacefully at the Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham on Sunday, November 23, 2003, aged 95 years. A lovely man, who will be sadly missed. Funeral service and cremation will take place at Wilford Hill Crematorium on Monday, December 1 at 10.15 a.m. Flowers may be sent to A.W. Lymn, St. Albans House, 32 High Street, Arnold, Nottingham. Tel. (0115) 9676777.
SPENCE November 26 (suddenly), of York Hill Road, Spennymoor. Judith (Judy), aged 67 years, beloved wife of the late John George (Jack), dearly loved mum of Susan and John, dearest nanna of Carl, a much loved mum-in-law, sister, sister-in-law and aunt who will be sadly missed by all. Would friends please meet for service in St. Andrew's Church, at 10.10 a.m., on Thursday, December 4, followed by cremation at Durham. Family flowers only please by request.
STADDON November 19 (courag-eously in hospital), of Shincliffe, Durham. Marion Staddon M.B.E. (nee Richardson), aged 74 years, dearly loved wife of the late G.W.L. (Bill) Staddon, loving mother of Judith, Susan and David and special nanna to her grandchildren. Tireless worker for the British Red Cross Society. Friends please meet at St. Mary's Church, Shinclife on Wednesday, November 26 at 12.45 p.m., followed by cremation at Durham. Family flowers only. Donations, if wished, to Cancer Research U.K.
STEPHENSON November 25, in hospital, formerly of Station House, Witton Park. Betty, devoted wife of the late Ken, beloved mam of Lorna, Lynn, Valerie and Ian, a dear mother-in-law, also a much loved and loving nana, dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Cortege to leave her daughter's residence, The Baltic at 10.20 a.m. on Friday, November 28 for service in St. Paul's Church, Witton Park at 10.30 a.m., followed by interment in Witton Park Cemetery. Flowers may be sent or, if preferred, a donation may be given to the Cardio Pulmonary Department, Bishop Auckland General Hospital.
STEVENSON David, aged 92 years, of Gayles, Nr. Richmond. Died peacefully at Maple Lodge Nursing Home, Scotton on November 23. Dearly loved husband of Alice, (nee Pybus), much loved father of Diane and Barrie, respected father-in-law of Alan and a loving grandfather and great-grandfather. Funeral service at St. Peter and St. Felix Church, Kirby Hill on Monday December 1, at 1.30 p.m. followed by cremation at Darlington Crematorium at 2.45 p.m. Friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only, if desired donations may be given for Kirby Hill Church Funds.
SWINTON November 21, peacefully in hospital, of Darlington. Alan, aged 73 years, beloved partner of Sylvia, much loved stepdad of Alan and special grandad to Jordan. He will be lovingly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral Friday, November 28. Would friends please meet 2.15 p.m. for service and cremation at Darlington Crematorium.
TATE November 23, peacefully at home surrounded by love, of The Grove, West Cornforth, formerly of Kelloe. Eva (nee Hodgson), aged 90 years, beloved wife of the late John (Jonty), dearest mum of Rob and Brenda, Hazel and Stephen, a dear gran, great-gran, sister and aunt. Would friends please meet for service on Thursday at 12.45 p.m. in Holy Trinity Church, followed by cremation at Durham.
THOMAS John Henry, aged 78 years, of Ovington on November 21. Dearly loved husband of Nesta, loving father of the late Patricia Ann, sadly missed by all family and friends. Funeral service at Darlington Crematorium on Wednesday, November 26 at 1.15 p.m. Will friends please meet at the crematorium chapel. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, for the N.S.P.C.C. may be given at the crematorium chapel.
TONKS Peacefully in hospital, on November 19. Margaret S.R.N. (nee Charlton), of Durham. 1930-2003. Loving wife of Colin, loving mother of Martin and Christopher and the late Gillian Margaret, loving mother-in-law to Gani and Jill, loving gran to Andrew and Remi, Ellie and Rosa. Service at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Belmont 11.15 a.m. on Thursday, November 27, then cremation at Durham. Family flowers only. Donations in memory to P.S.P. Association, c/o Colin.
TURNBULL November 17, peacefully in South Church Nursing Home, Bishop Auckland. Rachel, aged 93 years, now at rest after illness bravely borne. Beloved wife of the late Richard, a dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be sadly missed by all. A private service has been held in Darlington Crematorium.
TURNER November 24, formerly of St. Margaret's Court, Durham. Barbara, aged 86 years, beloved wife of the late Peter, dearly loved mother of Joan and Peter and a loving grandma and great-grandma. Friends please meet for service in Elvet Methodist Church on Thursday, November 27 at 12.00 noon, followed by cremation at Durham. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu may be given after the service for the R.N.I.B.
WADDINGTON November 23 (in hospital), of Geneva Crescent, Darlington. Robert Alwin (Bob), aged 89 years, beloved husband of Ida, dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Funeral Tuesday. Would friends kindly meet for service in St. John's Church at 2.00 p.m., followed by cremation at Darlington Crematorium.
WALKER November 27, of Howden-le-Wear. Irene, (Rene), aged 90 years, dearly loved sister of Margaret, a dear sister-in-law and auntie, also a good friend. By her own request a service will be held in Durham Crematorium at 12 noon on Thursday December 4. No flowers, donations may if desired be left at The Crematorium or with Gibson Funeral Services for The Heart Foundation. Will friends please meet at Durham.
WARD November 22, of Street Farm, Scruton. Jack, dearly loved husband of Margaret, loving dad of Stephen, Robert, David and Peter, father-in-law of Shirley, Deborah, Roswitha, loving grandad of Richard, Philip, Rebecca, Kathe, Jake and Sarah. Funeral Friday, 11.30 a.m. at St. Radegundes Church, Scruton, followed by interment. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to, Scruton Church Restoration Fund.
WARD Edith On November 20, of Glendale House, Blackhall (formerly of Aspatria Avenue). Edith, aged 84 years, dearly beloved wife of the late Joseph, a loving mother of Brian, dear mother-in-law of Doreen and a loving grandma. Cremation Hartlepool Crematorium, Wednes-day. Friends please accept this intimation and meet for service at Blackhall Methodist Church at 1.15 p.m.
WATSON November 25, suddenly at Stanton Hall, Darlington. Margaret, aged 64 years, beloved daughter of the late Elizabeth Bryan Watson. Funeral Thursday, December 4. Friends please meet for service at Darlington Crematorium at 3.15 p.m. Flowers, if desired, may be sent to Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., Bondgate, Darlington.
WESTWOOD November 19, peacefully, at Elderwood House, Westmoreland Street, Darlington. Gladys, aged 78 years, beloved wife of the late Frederick James, dearly loved mother of Pamela, mother-in-law of Malcolm, loving nanna of Julie, Paul and Lee and a dear great-nanna and beloved sister-in-law of Nancy. Funeral Wednesday, November 26. Friends please meet for service in St. Andrew's Church, Sadberge at 10.30 a.m., followed by interment. Family flowers only please.
WESTWOOD November 19. Gladys, dearly loved mother of David, mother-in-law of Jackie and grandmother of Christopher and Michael.
WHEELER November 22, (peacefully,) in Tenlands Nursing Home. Fred, aged 79 years, of Spennymoor. A loving brother of Gladys and a special uncle to all the family. He will be greatly miss. Funeral service to take place on Friday November 28, at The Salvation Army, Dundas Street, Spennymoor at 9.00 a.m. prior to interment at Rock Road Cemetery. Friends invited, please meet at The Salvation Army.
WHITEHEAD November 25, (peacefully, in hospital), of Sowerby, Thirsk. Derrick, aged 78 years, (retired Police Inspector). Husband of the late Gladys and the late Mary, a very dear brother and brother-in-law, dearly loved uncle and great-uncle. The service will be held at St. Oswald's Church, Sowerby on Tuesday December 2, at 1.00 p.m. followed by cremation at Middlesbrough Crematorium at 2.15 p.m. Friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to, The Lambert Hospital and MacMillan Nurses.
WILKINSON November 25, (suddenly), of Chestnut Avenue, Spennymoor. Barry, aged 55 years, a dearly loved husband of Brenda, a loving dad of Tracey, Stephen and Stewart and a dear father-in-law, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Would friends please meet at Durham Crematorium Monday, for a service and committal at 2.30 p.m.
WILKINSON November 27, peacefully at Barrington Lodge (formerly of Ferryhill). Eleanor, aged 88 years, beloved wife of the late Clarence and a dearly loved mother, sister, mother-in-law, grandma and great-grandma. Service and committal at Durham Crematorium Chapel on Tuesday at 11.00 a.m.
WILLMOTT On November 24, suddenly in hospital, of Sheila's Cottage, Kagram, West Witton. Francis Carl, aged 92 years, beloved husband of the late Dorothy May, dearly loved father of Lorna, Roderick, Miranda, Gregory and Nicholas and a very dear father-in-law, grandad and great-grandad. Funeral service at St. Bartholomew's Church, West Witton on Friday, November 28 at 1.00 p.m., followed by private cremation. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to be shared between Church Funds and MENCAP (plate in church). Friends please meet at the church.
WILLOUGHBY November 20, suddenly in hospital, of North Moor Avenue, Trimdon Colliery. Owen, aged 84 years, dearly loved husband of Joan, a loving dad of Margaret, Michelle and Marie, dearest father-in-law of George and Lee and a much loved grandad and great-grandad. Cortege leaving residence on Thursday at 11.45 a.m. Friends please meet at St. Williams R.C. Church, Trimdon Village for Requiem Mass at 12.00 noon, followed by interment at Deaf Hill Cemetery. Bus provided from church. On whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy. R.I.P
WILSON Keith Former employee of Richardson and Westgarth and Amec on November 26, (peacefully), at Alice House, Hartlepool, aged 62 years of Chilton Garth, Peteree, a much loved husband of Sandra, also a dearly loved dad, father-in-law and devoted grandad and a loving brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Cortege to leave residence on Wednesday for service at St. Cuthbert's Church, Peterlee at 11.00 a.m. prior to cremation at Hartlepool Crematorium. All friends are kindly invited, please meet at the church. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu of flowers if so desired to, Hartlepool and District Hospice, c/o, Alice House, Hutton Avenue, Hartlepool.
WOOD November 27 (suddenly, in hospital). Harry, aged 62 years, of Mitford Drive, Sherburn Village, a devoted husband of Janet, much loved father and dearest son of Jane. Harry will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral to take place Tuesday. Will friends please meet for service and cremation at Durham Crematorium at 10.30 a.m. Family flowers only please by request. Donations in lieu of flowers, if so desired, to Cancer Research. Collection plate provided at the crematorium.
YOUNG November 24, of Chest nut Avenue, Spenny moor. Marjorie, aged 73 years, dearly loved wife of the late Fred, a very dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Would friends please meet at Durham crematorium on Monday for a service and committal at 1.30 p.m.
ABBISS November 28, of Barrington Lodge Nursing Home, Bishop Auckland (formerly of Crook). Mary Isabel (Belle, nee Adamthwaite), aged 90 years, beloved wife of the late Charlie, a dear sister, auntie and great-auntie. Friends and family please meet for service at Durham Crematorium Chapel on Friday, December 5 at 10.00 a.m.
ARNOLD November 30, suddenly at home, of Malcolm Avenue, Quarrington Hill. Jackie, aged 74 years, beloved husband of Maureen, dearly loved father of Carole, Kathleen and Marie, a dear father-in-law of Stephen, a devoted granda and sadly missed brother and brother-in-law. Cortege to leave residence on Friday at 9.30 a.m. Friends please meet for service at St. Helen's Church, Kelloe at 9.45 a.m., followed by cremation at Durham. Coach provided from residence.
ASCOUGH December 1, in hospital, with her family around her, of Scott Street, Shildon. Jean (nee Cooper), aged 71 years, beloved wife of George, a dearest sister of Eric and a dear sister-in-law of Margaret and Mary, a very good friend to all who knew her. Cremation Friday, December 5 at Durham. Cortege leaving residence at 9.50 a.m. for a service in St. John's Church, Shildon at 10.00 a.m. Friends please meet at church.
ATKINSON December 1, (peacefully, at home), of The Market Place, Mickleton, Barnard Castle. John Trevor, aged 64 years, a dearly beloved husband of Mary, a much loved father of Richard, Kathleen, Andrew and Elaine, also a dear brother of Stewart and Joan and a loved and loving granda. Will friends please meet for service in St. Romald's Church, Romaldkirk on Friday, December 5, at 12 noon, prior to interment. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired for, Cancer Research U.K. are being accepted by John Wise Funeral Service, 16 Stainton Village, Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 8RB.
ATKINSON November 28, (peacefully, in hospital), of Newton Aycliffe. Elsie, aged 64 years, beloved wife of Thomas William, (Bill), a much loved mam of Ian and Ruth, a loving nana, also a dear sister. Service at Neville Parade Methodist Church, Newton Aycliffe on Wednesday December 10, at 1.30 p.m. followed by cremation at Durham Crematorium. Would friends please meet at church.
AUSTIN Tragically on November 27, of Spennymoor (formerly of Broomhall Drive, Broompark Estate). Michael John, aged 28 years, dearly loved son of Pat and John, much loved brother of Lesley and Tracey and a dear brother-in-law, uncle, grandson and friend. Would friends please meet for service and cremation at Durham Crematorium on Monday, December 8 at 10.30 a.m. Enquiries to N. Alderson Funeral Directors, Ushaw Moor. Tel. (0191) 3731828.
BAILES Nancy (nee Metcalfe) Peacefully in St. Michael's Hospice on December 3, 2003. Nancy, aged 71 years, of Boroughbridge. Loving wife of Harry, much loved mother of Elizabeth and Malcolm, loving grannie to Giles, Adam, Emma and Vicky. Funeral service at St. James' Church, Boroughbridge on Tuesday, December 9 at 1.00 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to St. Michael's Hospice.