ROONEY February 22, at Staple-ton, Darlington. John Daly, aged 78 years, dearly loved husband of Mary Frances, dear dad of Isobel and Edith and father-in-law of Karl. Funeral Monday. Friends please meet for service at Darlington Crematorium at 1.15 p.m. Family flowers only please.
ROTHERY Died February 21, peacefully at home with all his family, in Bedale. Brian, aged 69 years, darling husband of Pauline, a much loved father, father-in-law and grandad. Private family funeral will be held at Nab Wood Crematorium.
ROWELL February 21, suddenly, in hospital, of West Park Drive, Darlington. William (Bill), aged 79 years, sadly missed by all his family. Funeral Tuesday. Friends please meet fro service in Darlington Crematorium at 11.15 a.m. Floral tributes may be sent c/o Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., Bondgate, Darlington.
RUTTER Iris, (nee Crathorne). On February 21, (peacefully, in hospital). Iris, aged 80 years of Ferryhill, (formerly of Darlington and Kelloe). Dearly beloved wife of the late Albert, much loved mam, grandma, great-grandma and sister. Funeral service to take place on Friday February 27, at Kelloe Methodist Chapel, Kelloe at 1.45 p.m. prior to cremation at Durham Crematorium. Friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu if so desired to, The All Saint's Day Centre, Ferryhill. Tel: (01740) 655858.
SALKELD February 21 (suddenly), of Bishop Auckland. Margaret, aged 63 years, loving mam of Lynn, David and Susan, dearest mother-in-law of Fred, Sheila and Gary, devoted nanna of John, James, Martin, Lynsey, Nyomi and Jessica, dearly loved great-nanna of Cameron, also a dear sister of James and sister-in-law of Pauline. Friends please meet for service in St. Andrew's Church on Monday, March 1 at 2.00 p.m., followed by cremation at Durham Crematorium.
SCAIFE February 23 (peacefully), Sheila (nee Willans), aged 68 years. Adored mother of Yvonne, Jacqueline, Wendy and Michelle, much loved mother-in-law, treasured nanna and partner of John. Your strength and dignity will be an inspiration to us always. Funeral service to be held at Darlington Crematorium on Monday, March 1 at 2.45 p.m.
SHIELDS Thomas Hayes (Tom), formerly of Spennymoor, died February 19 at the Royal Chelsea Hospital, London, aged 84 years. Beloved husband of the late Anneliese, beloved brother of Rene, Terry, Evelyn and Audrey and a dearly loved uncle. R.I.P.
SKEEN February 20 (suddenly, at home), of 4a North Road, Spennymoor. Stuart, aged 68 years, beloved husband of Marjorie and a devoted and much loved dad of Jeffrey and Trudi. Would friends please meet in St. Andrew's Church, Spennymoor Thursday for a service at 11.15 a.m., followed by committal at Durham Crematorium.
SOLAN February 25, of King Street, Spennymoor. Edith Jane (nee Green), aged 75 years, beloved wife of the late John, a dearly loved mother of Michael and James, a loving mother-in-law of the late Kay, a much loved grandmother of Mark, Michael, Sarah, Jack and Kayleigh and a dear sister of Pat. Would friends please meet in St. Charles' Church, Tudhoe Village Tuesday for a service at 12.30 p.m., followed by interment in Rock Road Cemetery.
STEAD February 22 (peacefully, in hospital), of St. John's Road, Pittington. Ned, aged 87 years, beloved husband of Dora, much missed father of Fred and Edward and a dear grandad and great-grandad. Would family and friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium on Thurs-day, February 26 at 10.30 a.m. Family flowers only with donations kindly accepted for Cancer Research.
STEAD On February 24, peacefully at Belmont Grange Nursing Home (formerly of Hampshire Road, Belmont). Rose Ida, aged 95 years, dearly loved mother of Joan and the late Robert, loving and special gran and great-gran to Susan, Julie, Nicola, Emma and Eleanor. Would friends kindly meet at Carrville Methodist Church on Tuesday, March 2 at 12.45 p.m., followed by cremation at Durham Crematorium.
STEVENS Paul (Stiv), aged 33 years, tragically on February 17, of Bowes Road, Newton Aycliffe. Devoted husband and best friend of Shelley, loving and adored dad of Ben, treasured and loved son, brother, uncle and friend of Betty, Dave, Marie, Geoff, Becky and Kirsty. Funeral service to be held in St. Clare's Church, Newton Aycliffe on Friday, February 27 at 9.45 a.m.
STEVENS Our only son Paul February 17, suddenly, beloved only son of Cec and Dorothy. Inseparable brother of Julie, uncle of Daniel and Kelly. The memories we have will stay with us forever.
TEASDALE February 24 (peacefully at home, after a long illness bravely borne), of Spennymoor. Mark, aged 76 years, a devoted husband of Mary, a precious dad of Maria, loving father-in-law of David, a much loved grandad of Isobel and Joseph, a dearly loved brother of Ann and brother-in-law to Mary and Rose and a dear uncle and cousin. Would friends please meet in St. Charles' Church, Tudhoe Village Tuesday for a Requiem Mass at 10.00 a.m., followed by private committal at Durham Crematorium. Family flowers only, by request. R.I.P
UMPLEBY February 24 (peacefully, at home). Tom, aged 83 years, dearest husband of Margaret, a loving father and grandfather. Funeral 12.00 noon on Tuesday, March 2 at All Saints' Church, Northallerton, followed by interment. Family flowers only. Donations for Cancer Relief U.K. and the Macmillan Nurses c/o J.N. Smith Funeral Service, Northallerton, DL7 8SZ.
WAKEFORD Rachel Suddenly, but peacefully in hospital surrounded by her loving family on February 16, aged 17 years of Newton Lane, Darlington, (formerly of Grainger Street). A dearly loved daughter of Carol and Paul, much loved sister of Lisa, Michael and Stephen and a loving granddaughter of Eva, Cyril and Gerald. Funeral Thursday February 26. Friends please meet for service in St. Mary's Church, Cockerton at 12.15 p.m. followed by cremation. Flowers or donations for, The British Heart Foundation may be sent c/o, Whitehouse Funeral Service, 17 West Auckland Road, Darlington. DL3 9EL.
WALBRIDGE Janet nee Barker in Jersey on February 22, age 49 after an illness very bravely borne. Beloved husband Martin and a devoted mum of Laura. A dearly loved daughter of Vair Barker (Romanby) and the late Sidney of Welbury, also a loving sister of Marjorie, Michael and John, a sister in law of Brian, Joan and Val. Will be cremated in Jersey March 1. A short remembrance service at Welbury Church Thursday March 4, at 10.30am. Donations if desired, Cancer Research.
WARD Harry On February 23, aged 65 years, of Leyburn Road, Darlington, a loving and much loved husband of Barbara, devoted father of Tracy and Mark, also a loved grandad, father-in-law, brother-in-law and uncle. Funeral to take place on Wednesday, March 3 at 10.15 a.m. in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, North Road, followed by private cremation.
WATSON (nee Duffy) February 23 (suddenly, at home), of Darlington, formerly of Seaham. Teresa, aged 52 years, treasured mam of Michael, loving mother-in-law of Louise, beloved gran of Jack, loving sister of Rosemary, Michael and Patrick and a much loved auntie. Funeral Thursday, March 4. Would friends please meet 10.45 a.m. for Requiem Mass at Holy Family R.C. Church, Darlington, prior to cremation. Floral tributes, if desired, c/o Co-operative Chapels of Rest, Memorial House, 50 St. Cuthbert's Way, Darlington.
WRIGHT On February 21, of 5 Grand View, Sherburn Village. Mary, a much loved sister, aunt and great-aunt. Would friends please meet for service in Durham Crematorium on Thursday at 2.30 p.m.
YEADON February 19, of Darlington. Maureen, beloved wife of the late Jack and dear mother of Michael. Funeral Friday, February 27. Friends please meet for service at Darlington Crematorium at 11.15 a.m. Flowers or donations to The Mayor's Charitable Fund, if preferred, may be sent c/o Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JR.
YOUNG Lily February 19, peacefully, in hospital. Lily, aged 88 years, loving sister of Elizabeth and beloved auntie of Barbara and Cyril and their children Stephanie, Carl, Hilary and Nigel. Service and cremation to take place on Thursday, February 26 in the Chapel of St. Hilda, Teesside Crematorium at 1.15 p.m. Would friends please meet at the Crematorium Chapel. Floral tributes may be sent to the Co-operative Funeral Service, Memorial House, 398 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough. Tel (01642) 828301.
ABBOTT Beryl Irene, aged 82 years, formerly of Thirsk, died peacefully at Bedale Grange Nursing Home, Bedale on February 27. Beloved wife of the late George and dear sister to Blanche Margaret (Peggy) Smith. Funeral service at Darlington Crematorium on Thursday, March 4 at 1.45 p.m. A service of remembrance will be held at St. Leonard's Church, Thornton-le-Street near Thirsk on Thursday, March 4 at 3.30 p.m. Friends please meet at the crematorium chapel or the church. Family flowers only, if desired, donations for St. Leonard's Church Funds are being accepted by John Blenkiron and Sons Ltd., Funeral Directors, Victoria House, 21 Queens Road, Richmond, DL10 4AJ.
APPLEBY On February 28, in hospital, of 37 Oswald Court, Durham. Constance (Connie), aged 86 years, much loved sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt and great-great-aunt. Friends please meet for service at St. Oswald's Church, Durham on Monday, March 8 at 10.15 a.m., cremation at Durham to follow. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if so desired, to St. Cuthbert's Hospice, c/o Stuart Wright Funeral Service Limited, 23 Marshall Terrace, Gilesgate, Durham.
BALDWIN February 26, 2004 (peacefully, at home after a short illness bravely borne), of Back Lane, Sowerby. Audrey, beloved wife of the late Edwin (Dick) Baldwin, devoted mum of Gloria and Colin, loving mother-in-law of Cathrine and much loved nana of James and Charlotte. A private family funeral was held at St. Oswald's, Sowerby on February 28.
BALLAN Suddenly, February 28. Johnny, aged 67 years, of Bishop Auckland. Devoted husband of Ann, dear son of Sanna and the late Peter, also a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Will friends please meet for service in St. Mary's R.C. Church, Bishop Auckland at 12.00 noon on Friday, March 5, followed by interment at Witton Park.
BARKER Sunnybrow March 1, at Howlish Hall Nursing Home. Isabel, aged 96 years, beloved wife of the late George Thomas, loving mother of Dennis and Marjorie, dear mother-in-law of Shirley and Tony and also a devoted nana and great-nana. Friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium on Friday, March 5 at 3.00 p.m. All are welcome afterwards for refreshments at The Burn Hotel, Willington.
BARRASS February 29 (peacefully), of Crook, (formerly of Oakenshaw and Spennymoor). Norman, aged 81 years, loving husband of the late Winifred, dearly loved dad, father-in-law, grandad, great-grandad, brother and uncle. Friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium Chapel on Thursday, March 4, at 1.30 p.m. followed by cremation.
BECKWITH February 23. David, aged 35 years. Funeral Wednesday, March 3 at 2.15 p.m. Will friends please meet for service and committal at Darlington Crematorium.
BLENKINSOP On February 28 (in hospital), of Greenfields, Harmby. Thomas Herbert (Bert), aged 78 years, beloved husband of Jane, dearly loved father of Jean and a very dear father-in-law, grandad and great-grandad. Funeral service at St. Peter and St. Paul's R.C. Church, Leyburn on Friday, March 5 at 1.00 p.m., followed by private family cremation. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for the British Heart Foundation (plate in church). Friends please meet at the church.
BRADLEY March 2 (peacefully, in hospital, whilst on holiday in Thornley), of Birmingham. Ethel, aged 82 years, beloved wife of the late George, dearly loved sister of Mary, sister-in-law of Gordon and a dear aunt. Friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium on Monday at 3.30 p.m.
BROWN March 4, suddenly in hospital. David, aged 41 years, formerly of Woodhouse Close Estate, Bishop Auckland. Loving father of David, much loved youngest son of Kit and the late Ida, also a very dear brother and uncle. Will friends please meet for service in Woodhouse Close Church at 11.00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 9, followed by interment at Witton Park. Always remembering the good times Dad, you will be sadly missed. Your loving son David.
BROWN On March 1, peacefully, in hospital, of Darlington. George, aged 61 years, a beloved husband to Carol, a much loved dad to Angela and Paul, a treasured and proud grandad of Thomas and Robert and beloved father-in-law of Anthony and Gill, also a much loved brother and brother-in-law to Jean and Jack Littley of West Cornforth. Funeral Monday, March 8. Will friends please meet for service at Darlington Crematorium at 11.15 a.m., prior to cremation.
BUFFEY William Goodburn February 20, tragically. William, aged 13 years, treasured son of Richard and Lesley and brother to Juliet. Funeral service at St. Nicholas' Parish Church, Husthwaite on Wednesday, March 10 at 1.00 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be made in aid of children's charities.
CASSON March 1, peacefully at home after a long illness borne with great courage and dignity, of Mellanby Crescent, Newton Aycliffe. Gwendoline Constance, aged 83 years, beloved wife of the late Christopher, loving mother of John, Judith, Derrick and Denise and dearest mother-in-law. Funeral Tuesday, March 9. Would friends please meet 1.00 p.m. for service at Burnhill Methodist Church, Newton Aycliffe, prior to interment in Stephenson Way Cemetery.
CHAMBERS February 27, of Denehurst Nursing Home, Ferryhill. Emma, aged 91 years, dearly loved wife of the late Joe and loving mam of Norman. Would friends please meet at Durham Crematorium on Tuesday for a service and committal at 3.30 p.m.