WALTON Margaret In hospital, on April 9, of Morton-on-Swale. Margaret, aged 86 years, beloved wife of the late Harold and a much loved sister and aunt. Service and cremation to be held on Wednesday, April 21 in St. Bede Chapel, Teesside Crematorium 1.00 p.m. Will friends kindly meet at the crematorium chapel. Resting at and floral tributes to Thomas Rea and Sons, Funeral Directors, 10 Myton Road, Ingleby Barwick, TS17 0WA.
WARD April 11, of Baring Court, Tow Law, formerly of Sunniside. Elizabeth (Lizzie), aged 86 years, devoted daughter of the late Albert and Elizabeth, beloved sister of the late Olive and Nellie, also a dear cousin and good friend of many. Will friends please meet for service in Durham Crematorium at 11.30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 20.
WARD April 9 (suddenly in hospital), of Lambton Drive, Bishop Auckland. Peter Henry, aged 82 years, a beloved husband of Betty, a loving father of Peter and David, a devoted grandad of Rachel, Thomas-Joseph, Caroline and Robert. Funeral Monday, April 19. Would friends please meet at 10.15 a.m. for service and cremation at Darlington Crematorium. Floral tributes may be sent to the Co-operative Funeral Service, Fylands House, Tindale Crescent, Bishop Auckland, DL14 9AS.
WARREN April 10 (peacefully at home, in London), formerly of Spennymoor. Paul, aged 29 years, a dearly loved son of John and Joan, partner of Chris, brother of Steven and Claire and uncle of Sam and Jack. Would friends please meet at Durham Crematorium Monday for service and committal at 1.30 p.m.
WATSON Eric, suddenly on April 9, of Courtlands Road, Darlington, a loving and dearly loved husband of Lily, much loved dad of Christine and David, good friend and dad-in-law of Graham and Janet and a loved grandad of Michelle. Funeral private. Family flowers only. Will always be loved and missed by Lil and his loving family.
WESENCRAFT Janet (Jen) On April 16 (peacefully, in hospital). Janet, (nee Crake), aged 78 years of Whinney Hill, Durham. Dearly loved wife of the late Dixon, devoted mother of John, dear mother-in-law of Jackie and a much loved nanna of Amy. Cortege to leave own residence for service in St. Oswald's Church, Wednesday April 21, at 11.00 a.m. prior to interment at South Road Cemetery. Friends please meet at church.
WHITEHEAD On April 10, in hospital, of East Cowton, formerly of Middlesbrough Golf Club, Brass Castle Lane and The Avenue, Nunthorpe. Harry, aged 76 years, dearly loved husband of Sheila, a dear father, father-in-law and grandad, fondly remembered by everyone. Funeral service and cremation to be held at West Cemetery, Darlington 11.45 a.m. Wednesday, April 21. Family flowers only. Contributions to Cancer Research welcome.
WILSON April 9 (peacefully in hospital), of Brook Terrace, Darlington. Fred, aged 59 years, beloved husband of Maureen, dearly loved father of Elizabeth, a loving brother of Robert and a much loved father-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle and great-uncle and a very dear friend to everyone. Service will be held on Wednesday, April 21 at 12.15 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, North Road, followed by interment in West Cemetery and afterwards to celebrate his life, a gathering will be held at the Rolling Mills Club, everyone welcome. Floral tributes may be sent c/o Seaton Leng and Son Ltd.
WINN Sacriston Peacefully on April 9. Harriet (nee Staplin), aged 75 years, a much loved and caring wife of Alan, devoted mother and nana and great-grandnana, also loving sister to Anne. A wonderful lady who will be sadly missed by all her loving family and many friends. Friends please meet for service in St. Peter's Church, Sacriston on Friday, April 16 at 12.45 p.m., followed by cremation in Durham Crematorium at 1.30 p.m.
WOODCOCK On April 10, 2004, suddenly, aged 40 years, Alan Richard (Ralph), of Bridlington. Dearly loved husband of Sarah, loving dad of Robert and Matthew, beloved son of Alwyn and Valerie, dear brother of Neal, son-in-law of Mavis and the late Mike Kemp and stepson of Angela and Edward. Service at the Priory Church, Bridlington on Friday, April 16 at 2.00 p.m., followed by cremation at the East Riding Crematorium, Octon at 3.00 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations in his memory for the British Heart Foundation may be sent c/o Ernest Brigham Funeral Directors Ltd., 51 St. John Street, Bridlington.
WOODS John Henry, aged 78 years, suddenly, on April 11, of Gilling West. Dearly loved husband of Lily, much loved father of David and dear friend of Kate. Funeral service in St. Agatha's Church, Gilling West on Monday, April 19 at 2.00 p.m., followed by interment in the churchyard. Friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, may be given in church for the British Heart Foundation and Diabetic Association.
YOUNG April 9, peacefully in hospital, late of Sadberge. Eva (nee Rickinson), aged 80 years, beloved wife of the late Jack, a dear mum of Peter. Funeral Thursday, April 22. Will friends please meet for service 1.15 p.m. at Darlington Crematorium.
ADAMSON (nee Pickering) April 18 (peacefully, in hospital), of South Downs, Chilton. Mona, aged 82 years, most dearly loved wife of the late Cec, devoted mum of Val and Ben, much loved grandma of Asa, Kaz, Ysan and Lauren, dearest great-nain of Melissa, Ceri and Cian, a dear sister of Jack and Brunhilde, a very special auntie to Marian, Jimmy and family and also a much loved friend of Mac and Betty. Would friends please meet for service at St. Aidan's Church, Chilton on Thursday at 2.45 p.m., followed by cremation at Darlington. No wreaths, by request.
ALDERSON April 19, of Clifton Avenue, Darlington. Fred, aged 88 years. Beloved husband of Mary, dearly loved father of Derek, father-in-law of Christine, also a much loved grandad, great-grandad and dear brother of Mary. Funeral Tuesday. Friends please meet for service in St. Columba's Church at 2.30 p.m. followed by private cremation.
ALLEN (Piercebridge) April 17 (at home). Jessie (nee Wandless), wife of the late Alec, sister of the late Mary Catchpole, greatly missed by her niece Maureen and family and her companion for over thirty years Brian. Funeral Tuesday. Would friends kindly meet for service at St. Mary's Church, Piercebridge at 10.15 a.m., followed by cremation at Darlington Crematorium. No flowers please at her request. Donations may be sent for the Children's Society c/o Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., 59a Bondgate, Darlington, DL3 7JR.
APPLEBY April 17 (suddenly), of Rowlands Buildings, Wingate. Derek, aged 67 years, beloved husband of the late Christine and a loving father of Neil and Wayne, dearest father-in-law of Jane and a much loved grandad, also a loving brother. Cortege leaving residence Thursday at 10.50 a.m. Friends please meet at Holy Trinity Church, Wingate for service at 11.00 a.m., followed by cremation at Stranton Crematorium, Hartlepool.
ASPEY April 18, after a short illness. Hilda, aged 57 years, of Cherry Tree Lodge, Springbank Road, Newfield, beloved wife of David, devoted mother of Bridgett and the late David, loving grandma to Jordan, also a dear sister, sister-in-law, aunt and good friend. Will friends please meet for service in St. John's Church, Shildon at 1.00 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, followed by interment in Shildon Cemetery. After this service all are invited for refreshment in Newfield W.M.C. God only takes the best, it's true. He took the very best in you.
BATTERSBY April 20 (peacefully in hospital, after a short illness), of Helford Road, Peterlee. Olive, aged 80 years, beloved wife of the late Len, much missed and loved mam of John and his wife Helen, Enid and Ann, a loving grandmother of James, Helen, Gavin, Neil, Elliot, Louise and Amy and great-grandmother of Jack. Would family and friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium on Monday, April 26 at 10.00 a.m. Family flowers only please with donations kindly accepted by the MS Society.
BOON April 14. Died suddenly, but peacefully in The Friarage Hospital. Joan, aged 76 years. Beloved wife of Ken, loving mother of Pam and Malcolm, mother-in-law to Rose and Philip and gran to Richard. Family and friends please meet at Darlington Crematorium on Friday, April 23, at 11.15 a.m. Family flowers only.
BOYES April 18 (peacefully, in hospital), of Thirsk, formerly of Addingham, Ilkley. Grace, aged 76 years, dear mother of Brian (Bill) and Susan and a dear nana. Will friends please meet for service at St. Oswalds's Church, Thirsk on Monday, April 26 at 10.30 a.m.
BROOKES On April 9, in Belmont Grange Nursing Home, late of Brackenfield Road, Framwellgate Moor. Keith, aged 55 years. Friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium on Thursday, April 22 at 9.30 a.m.
BROWN April 21, formerly of Bridge Street, Bishop Auckland. George R. (Keck), aged 86 years. A dear husband, father, father-in-law, grand father, great-grandfather and uncle. Cortege to leave his niece's residence at 12.50 p.m. on Wednesday April 28, for service in St. Anne's Church, Bishop Auckland at 1.00 p.m. followed by interment in the town cemetery. Will friends please meet at church.
BROWN On April 20, of Glen Hurst Cottages, Easington Colliery. Thomas, aged 72 years, dearly loved husband of Lois, a dearest dad of Steven and Kenneth, a loved father-in-law of Sheena and Sandy and grandfather of Katrina, Ella, Madeleine and Miriam. Service at the Church of the Ascension, Tuesday April 27 at 1.40 p.m., followed by cremation at Sunderland Crematorium at 2.30 p.m. Friends please meet at Church.
BROWNLESS April 20 (in hospital), of Coundon Grange Caravan Site, Bishop Auckland. Cyril, (Cecil), aged 75 years. Dearly loved father of John, Mena, Edwin, Dawn, Barry and Denise, a dear father-in-law, much loved grandfather and great-grandfather, also a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Will friends please meet for service in The Valley Methodist Chapel at 1.00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27, followed by interment in South Church Cemetery.
BURRILL April 12, suddenly in hospital. Kenneth George (Ken) (Burrill Brothers Haulage), of Snape, Bedale, aged 80 years. Beloved husband of the late Lilian and dear father of Colin and stepfather of Keith and beloved grandad and great-grandad. Funeral service to be held at Snape Methodist Church on Wednesday, April 21 at 2.00 p.m., followed by private cremation. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to be divided between Snape Methodist Church and Snape Primary School.
CALVERT (nee Buxton) April 16 (after a long illness), of Sowerby House Nursing Home, Sowerby, Thirsk, formerly of Ivy Dean. Sarah Jane (Sally), aged 86 years, loving mother of Sarah, Rachel, Sidney, Elizabeth, William, Anthony and the late Emily and David, a dear grandmother, great-grandmother, mother-in-law and friend. The funeral service will be held at St. Oswald's Church, Sowerby on Thursday, April 22 at 11.00 a.m. Would friends please meet at the Church.