SNOWBALL April 18 (peacefully, in Portland House), formerly of Spennymoor. Mary, (nee Pearce), aged 89 years. Beloved mother of George, Helen, Patricia and Mary, a loving mother-in-law and a much loved nanna and great-nanna. Would friends please meet at Durham Crematorium, Friday for a service and committal at 2.30 p.m. No flowers by request.
STAINSBY April 10 (peacefully, in hospital), of Darlington. Joan, aged 75 years, beloved wife of the late Cyril, cherished mother of Patricia, David and Claire, loving grandma of Jason, Kirsty, Daniel and Alec, dear sister to Audrey and Eric. Funeral Monday, April 26. Will friends please meet 12.30 p.m. for service at St Columba's Church, Darlington, prior to cremation at Darlington Crema-torium. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to Parkinson Disease Society, 215 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1EJ.
STEPHENSON April 23 (peacefully, in hospital). Gerald, aged 73 years, of Oval Park, Tudhoe, much loved husband of Peggy, dearly loved father of John and his wife Barbara and Carole and her husband David, loving granda of Jonathan, Michelle, David and Cora. Would friends please meet for service and committal in Durham Crematorium Chapel at 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday.
STEWART April 16 (peacefully), in South Africa. Shirley (nee Clarke). Aged 68 years. Beloved wife of the late Keith, dearest mam of Beverley, grandma to Andrew and Michael, sister and sister-in-law. Service and cremation to take place in South Africa.
STEWART Edna May, formerly of Middleham Road, Darlington, died peacefully in David Walker House, Rutherglen, Glasgow on April 6, 2004. Widow of Leonard Nixon and George Stewart and beloved mother of the late John L. Nixon.
TAGGESELL April 13, of Spennymoor. Rowland Eric, aged 80 years. A service and committal took place at Durham Crematorium, Friday April 16. All enquiries to, Mrs. P. Evans, 3 Hall Meadow, Bonby, North Lincolnshire. DN20 0QP.
TAYLOR April 16 (peacefully, in hospital), of Bede Terrace, Bowburn. Allan, aged 60 years, beloved husband of Joan, dearly missed father of John and Clare and their partners Julie and Stephen, grandad to Danielle. Would family and friends please meet for service on Thursday, April 22 at Durham Crematorium at 11.00 a.m.
THOMPSON April 22 (peacefully, at Peterlee Care Home), late of Shildon and Newton Aycliffe. Ramsey Raphael, aged 75 years, beloved husband of Joan, dearly loved father, step father, father-in-law and a much loved grandad. Cortege leaving Windsor Place, Shotton Colliery Tuesday at 10.00 a.m. Friends please meet at Durham Crematorium for service and cremation at 10.30 a.m. Family flowers only please.
TURNBULL April 22 (peacefully, in hospital). Dora, aged 89 years of Crook. A devoted wife of the late George, a much loved mother of Derick and Janet, mother-in-law of Joan and treasured gran and great-gran. Funeral to take place on Wednesday. Would friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium at 1.30 p.m.
WALKER March 31 (tragically) of Willow Road, Darlington. Lee, aged 22 years, dearly loved son of Neil and Diane, loving brother of Stacy. Will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Funeral Monday. Would friends kindly meet for service in St. Cuthbert's Church at 10.45 a.m., followed by interment West Cemetery. Flowers may be sent to Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., Bondgate, Darlington.
WARD April 19 (peacefully), at St. Teresa's Hospice, Darlington. Helen, aged 82 years, beloved wife of the late Maurice, a dear mam of Barbara, Margaret and Brenda, also a much loved mother-in-law, nana and great-nana. Funeral Friday, April 23. Will friends please meet for service 9.15 a.m. at Darlington Crematorium Chapel. Floral tributes if desired to Co-operative Chapels of Rest, Memorial House, 50 St. Cuthbert's Way, Darlington.
WHEATLEY April 19 (peacefully, in hospital), of Ferryhill. Cecil (Ces), aged 89 years, beloved husband of the late Beatrice, a dearly loved dad of Ces, Mary, Don and Margaret, a dear father-in-law and a much loved granda, great-granda and brother. Would friends please meet in St. Luke's Church, Ferryhill Monday for a service at 10.45 a.m., followed by interment in York Hill Cemetery.
WITHINGTON Frank Douglas, aged 85 years, peacefully on April 15 at Windsor Nursing Home, Hebburn (formerly of Richmond, Yorkshire). Beloved husband of the late Betty, much loved father to Roger, Brian and John and their wives Mavis, Jan and Elizabeth and loving grandfather to Neil, Philip, James, Simon, Jack and Thomas. Funeral service in St. Mary's Church, Richmond on Monday, April 26 at 2.30 p.m., followed by interment in the cemetery. Friends please meet at the Church. No flowers by request. Donations if desired for Cancer Research U.K. are being accepted by John Blenkiron and Sons Ltd, Victoria House, 21 Queens Road, Richmond, DL10 4AJ.
AGGETT April 17 (suddenly, in hospital), of Geneva Road, Darlington. Kevin, aged 34 years, dearly loved son of Keith and Beryl, much loved brother of Michael and a loving grandson. Funeral Friday. Friends please meet for service in The East Cemetery at 1.15 p.m.
ALDERSON Dinah Eleanor (Nellie), in her 102nd year, formerly of Lennox Avenue, Richmond and Reeth, died peacefully at Nightingale Hall Nursing Home, Richmond on April 25. Beloved wife of the late Wilf, very dearly loved and devoted mother to Jo, Betty, Ralph and the late Ella and Tommy, a dear mother-in-law, loving gran, great-gran and great-great-gran. Funeral service at St. Andrew's Church, Grinton on Thursday, April 29 at 2.30 p.m., followed by interment in the cemetery. Friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only, if desired, donations may be given for St. Andrew's Church, Grinton (plate in church).
ALMACK Dear Joanne, died April 25, in hospital, our brilliant and beautiful star. We will miss you but you will always shine in our hearts and lives. We will be pleased if all her friends could join us to celebrate Joanne's life and thank God for her twenty very full years. Please meet at Constance Green Hall at St. Aidan's School, Harrogate on Saturday, May 8 at 3.30 p.m. All our love forever. Dad, Mum, Mark, Claire and Graham and all the family.
ANDERSON April 25 (peacefully at home, after a long illness). Trevor, aged 61 years, of 2 Alms Houses, Evenwood, loving dad of Stuart and Steven, a dear friend and father-in-law of Debbie and Paula, a much loved grandad of Stacey, Nathan and James, also a dear brother and brother-in-law. Friends please meet for service in St. Paul's Church, Evenwood on Tuesday, May 4, at 12.15 p.m. followed by cremation at Darlington Crema-torium. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if so desired may be sent to, The Butterwick Hospice, MacMillan House, Woodhouse Lane, Bishop Auckland.
ARCHER April 27 (peacefully in hospital) of Barningham. Gerald Samuel, aged 73 years, much loved husband of Frances, loving father of Stephen, father-in-law of Kathryn and grandad of Sam. Would friends please meet for funeral service at St. Michael and All Angels' Church, Barningham on Tuesday, May 4, at 11.00 a.m., followed by private interment at Ainderby Steeple. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be given in church to the Church Funds of Barningham and Ainderby Steeple.
ARMITAGE April 25 (suddenly), of Pickhill. Linda, dear wife of Greg and loving mother of Helen and Kathryn. Service at Pickhill Church on Wednesday, May 5 at 2.00 p.m.
ASHURST April 27 (peacefully), at Ridgeway House Care Centre, Station Town, Wingate. Mary, aged 83 years. Beloved wife of the late Thomas, also a dear sister of Fred. Cortege leaving Ridgeway House, Friday at 12.00 noon. Friends please meet at St. Peter and St. Paul's R.C. Church, Hutton Henry for service at 12.15 p.m. followed by interment at Hutton House. Family flowers only please. Donations to, The British Heart Foundation.
BIRLESON April 28, at Wilton House, Darlington. Eric Philip, aged 86 years, dearly loved husband of Marjory, much loved father of Peter, David and daughters-in-law Geraldine and Paula, loving grandpa of John, Emma, Joanna, Simon and Michael. Funeral Friday. Would friends kindly meet for service at Darlington Crematorium at 11.45 a.m. Family flowers only please. Donations may be sent for Durham Benevolence Ltd., c/o Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., 59a Bondgate, Darlington. DL3 7JR.
BRADLEY (Cheveley House) April 26, peacefully, in hospital, formerly of 6 The Hallgarth, Durham City. Phyllis, aged 91 years, a loving mam of Mick, Ken, Jimmy and Billy, a loved mother-in-law and grandmother. A wonderful lady who will be sadly missed by all her loving family and friends. Friends please meet for service in Durham Crematorium on Tuesday, May 4 at 10.00 a.m.
BRADLEY Gran, words can never express just how much we are going to miss you, so good bye for now from Barry, Marie, Caroline, Katrina in spirit, and Angela, great-grandchildren Michael, Russell and Ruby.
BROADHEAD Bryan, aged 70 years, of Gower Road, Richmond, died peacefully at the Friary Hospital on April 24, after an illness borne with great courage and dignity. Dearly loved husband of Pat, much loved dad of Hugh and Gail and loving grandad to Sam. Funeral service at Darlington Crematorium on Tuesday, May 4 at 11.45 a.m. Friends please meet at the Crematorium Chapel. Family flowers only, if desired, donations may be given at the Crematorium Chapel for the Victoria Ward, Friary Hospital, Richmond.
BUCKINGHAM On April 24, peacefully, of St. Oswald's House, Newton Aycliffe. Dawn, aged 40 years, dearly loved daughter of the late Tom and Ethel and a much loved sister and sadly missed by all her friends. Would friends please meet for service and cremation at Durham Crematorium on Friday, April 30 at 9.00 a.m. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu of flowers may be given after the service for Scope.
BULPITT April 26, of Willington. Claire Muriel, aged 47 years, devoted mum of Andrew and Phillip, dear mother-in-law to Claire, much loved and loving mama to Elizabeth, Drew and Christopher, also a dear sister, sister-in-law, aunt and good friend to many. Cortege to leave her son's residence at 1.50 p.m. on Friday, May 7 for service in St. Catherine's Church, Crook at 2.00 p.m., followed by cremation at Durham. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu may be given for church funds. Will friends please meet at church.
BURDESS April 29, of Bishop Auckland. Annie, aged 83 years, beloved wife of the late Sydney, devoted mam of Pauline, dear mother-in-law to Peter, much loved and loving gran of Lisa and Glenn, also a much loved aunt. Cortege to leave her daughter's residence at 11.00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 5. By her own request, a private family service with no flowers will be held in Durham Crematorium at 11.30 a.m.