STOCKILL May 4, of 8 Sycamore Road, West Cornforth. Margaret, aged 69 years, a devoted wife of Les and a dear mam of Michael and Nigel, a much loved nanna of Amy and a dearly loved sister. Cortege leaving residence at 12.05 p.m. on Monday, May 10 for service in the Salvation Army Citadel at 12.15 p.m., followed by cremation at Durham Crematorium.
STUBLEY On May 4, in hospital, of Sacriston (late of Gilesgate). Mary, aged 86 years, beloved wife of the late Charles, loved mother of the late Jean, dear mother-in-law of Wilfred and grandma of Richard and Andrew, Libby and Mary. Friends please meet at Durham Crematorium on Tuesday, May 11 at 1.30 p.m. for service.
SWAN April 26, suddenly, of Worsley Park, Darlington. Mary Stone, aged 74 years, loving mother of the late Ian and will be sadly missed by Dorothy, Malcolm and her many friends. Funeral Friday. Friends please meet for service at Darlington Crematorium at 10.15 a.m. Floral tributes may be sent c/o Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., Bondgate, Darlington.
TALMADGE Madelin April 27, after a short illness. Madelin, aged 62 years, of Trimdon Village, dearly loved wife of Ron, much loved mum to Sam, Mike, Graham and Laura, loving nana to Melanie, Lauren and Martin. Cortege to leave residence on Friday at 11.30 a.m. for service and cremation at Durham Crematorium at 12.00 noon. Family flowers only. Donations, if so desired, to a charity of your choice.
THIRKELL Patricia (Pat), aged 78 years, of Glebe Terrace, Scorton, died peacefully, in hospital on April 27. Beloved wife of the late Gordon and a dear sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt and great-great-aunt. Funeral service at Darlington Crematorium on Thursday, May 6 at 1.45 p.m. Friends please meet at the Crematorium Chapel. Family flowers only, if desired, donations may be given at the Crematorium Chapel for Cancer Research U.K.
THOMPSON May 6 (peacefully), of Bishop Auckland, formerly Stanley, Crook. Ken, aged 80 years, a loving husband of Mary, dearly loved dad of Harry, Gerry, Lorrain, Christine, Pauline and Judith, also a devoted granda, great-granda and brother. Friends please meet for service in Durham Crematorium Chapel on Wednesday, May 12 at 3.30 p.m., followed by cremation.
TODD May 3, tragically, of Brandon. Mandy, aged 29 years, dearly loved mam of Annalease, Dylan and Thomas, loving daughter of Bob and the late Margery, much loved sister of Angela and Sharon and a special friend of Florence. Friends please meet for service in St. Andrew's Methodist Church, Brandon on Tuesday, May 11 at 1.15 p.m., followed by private cremation. Friends welcome for refreshments at the Red Oak Inn, Brandon afterwards.
TOOKE (nee Johnson) Died April 28, peacefully in Bedale Grange, of Northallerton. Hermione, aged 73 years, beloved wife of the late Maurice, dear mother of David and Susie, also a dear mother-in-law and nanna. Funeral service to be held at All Saints' Church, Northallerton on Thursday, May 6 at 1.00 p.m., followed by cremation.
TORRANCE April 30 (peacefully) in St. Margaret's Nursing Home, Durham and Greystones, Sunderland Bridge Village. Jean, aged 75 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Sam, loving sister to Eric, sister-in-law to Eve and also a beloved aunt of John, Craig and their families, also sister-in-law to Noelene and family in Australia. Friends please meet for service at St. Bartholomew's Church, Croxdale on Monday, May 10, at 10.00 a.m. Interment to follow in South Road Cemetery. Flowers and enquiries to, Stuart Wright Funeral Service Limited, Gilesgate, Durham. Tel: (0190) 3863850.
VINE May 1, suddenly, of 5 Binchester Croft, School Aycliffe. Mary, aged 41 years, beloved wife of Richard, dearly loved mum of Hannah and will be sadly missed by her many friends. Funeral Tuesday. Friends please meet for service at Darlington Crematorium at 1.45 p.m.
WARD May 1 (peacefully, in hospital) of Craddock Street, Spennymoor. Ronald (Ron), aged 71 years. Dearly loved husband of Pat, a very dear stepdad, grandad, brother and brother-in-law. Would friends please meet at Durham Crematorium for a service and committal on Friday at 9.30 a.m. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu may be left at the crematorium.
WATSON May 5 (peacefully), in West Moor View Nursing Home, of North-allerton. Mary, aged 83 years, dearly loved wife of Kenneth, loving mother of Robert, mother-in-law of Jennifer and dearest grandma to Andrew and Alison. Funeral service and cremation to be held at West Cemetery, Darlington 10.15 a.m. Tuesday, May 11. Family flowers only. Donations if wished for the O.V.A. Rainbow, Ward 19, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough.
WATSON Alderman Charles William Clifford Watson (Cliff), aged 91 years, on May 4, 2004, peacefully in hospital, of The Terrace Nursing Home, Richmond (formerly of Sough Hill Farm, Caldwell). Beloved husband of the late Lily, much loved dad of Audrey, John and Maurice, a dear father-in-law and loving grandad and great-grandad. Funeral service in Winston Methodist Chapel on Friday, May 14 at 1.30 p.m., followed by private cremation. Friends please meet at the chapel. No flowers by request. Donations, if desired, may be given for Winston Methodist Chapel Funds.
WILKINSON May 1, at Greenfield House, (formerly of Fishburn and Sedgefield). Elizabeth, aged 81 years. Beloved wife of the late Len, a much loved mam of Colin and the late Elizabeth, also a dear nana and mother-in-law. The funeral service will take place on Monday, May 10, 1.30 p.m. at Durham crematorium.
WILLETTS May 4 (peacefully, in hospital), of Tudhoe Moor Estate, Spennymoor. Harry, aged 55 years. Loving partner of Irene, much loved dad of Elaine, Steven, Susan and Allison, dear father-in-law of Robert, Ian and Barry, devoted grandad of Nathan, Dale, Liam, Thomas and Liam, also a dear brother of Anne and Malcolm. Would friends please meet for service in St. Andrew's Methodist Church, Brandon at 1.15 p.m. on Wednesday followed by cremation at Durham.
WILSON May 6 (peacefully, in hospital), of Helmington Row, Crook. Elsie Mary, aged 94 years, much loved by all of her family and friends. Funeral Wednesday, May 12. Will friends please meet at 10.30 a.m. for a service in the Methodist Church, Crook, followed by interment in Crook Cemetery.
ADAMS Belmont May 12 (peacefully, in hospital). John, aged 66 years, much loved father and grandfather of all the family. Friends please meet for service at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Belmont on Thursday, May 20 at 12.15 p.m., prior to cremation at Durham.
ADAMSON May 20 (in hospital), of Middleton St George. Doris (Tommy), aged 88 years, beloved wife of the late William (Mick), loving auntie of Paul, Jeanette and Sheila, great-auntie of Nicholas and friend of Betty. Would friends please meet for service at Darlington Crematorium on Thursday, May 27 at 9.15 a.m.
ALLAN May 17 (suddenly), of Coundon. William (Bill), aged 83 years, loving husband of the late Peggy, dearly loved dad of Bill and Margaret, a dear father-in-law of Margaret and Colin, also a much loved grandad of Claire and Allan and great-grandad of Eleanor. Friends please meet for service in Durham Crematorium Chapel on Tuesday, May 25 at 1.00 p.m., followed by cremation.
ALLINSON May 13, of Fir Tree, Shildon. Jim, aged 80 years, a dearly loved brother of Fred and Susan. Funeral Monday, May 24. Will friends please meet at 2.15 p.m. for service in Shildon Methodist Church, followed by cremation at Darlington Crema-torium. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu may be left at church for church funds.
ALMOND May 19 (peacefully, in Southwoods Nursing Home), of Northallerton. Freda, aged 88 years, dear sister of Edna and Tom, loving aunt of Katherine and Christ-opher. Funeral service to be held in All Saints' Church 11.00 a.m. Thursday, May 27, followed by interment.
ASKEW On May 19, of South View, Hawthorn. Ernest Cecil, aged 82 years, dearly loved husband of the late Margaret (Peggy) and dear father of Alan Cecil. Cortege to leave residence Tuesday, 11.50 a.m. for service in St. Michael's Church, Hawthorn, 12.00 noon, followed by interment in Hawthorn Churchyard. Friends please meet at church.
ATHEY May 15, suddenly, after a short illness, of Galbraith Terrace, Trimdon Grange. Robert (Bob), aged 81 years, dearly beloved husband of the late Elizabeth, dearly loved father of Ron and Loraine, dearest father-in-law of Mary and Ron and a much loved granda of Andrew, Maxine, Paul and Lynn, also a great-granda of Robbie, Jake, Rhys, Daniel and Bethaney. Cortege leaving residence Thursday at 9.50 a.m. Friends please meet at St. Alban's Church, Trimdon Grange for service at 10.00 a.m., followed by interment at Parish Cemetery.
AYRE May 18, of Tow Law. Thomas (Tommy), aged 65 years, husband of the late Doreen, a much loved and loving dad, father-in-law, grandad and great-grandad, also dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Will friends please meet for service in St. Philip and St. James' Church, Tow Law at 11.00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 25, followed by interment in Tow Law Cemetery.
BANNISTER Fred, late of West Auckland, a loved brother of Beatrice and Abigail and a dear uncle. Sadly missed
BATY May 16 (in hospital). Joseph William (Joe), aged 94 years, beloved husband of the late Mary, dearly loved father of Nadine, Lois, Rita and Christine, a dear father-in-law, grandad and great-grandad. Funeral service to be held at St. Thomas' Church, Brompton on Monday, May 24 at 12.00 noon, followed by interment. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses.
BLAKE May 14 (peacefully), of St. Margaret's Nursing Home, Durham. Elsie, aged 94 years, beloved mum of Marjorie and the late Derek, much loved nanna of Sharon, Frazer and wife Helen and also dear great-gran of Finlay. Will friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium Chapel on Monday, May 24 at 11.30 a.m. Family flowers only please.