SHAW May 4, of Esh Winning. Stephen, aged 39 years, much loved dad, brother and sadly missed by all his family and friends. Would friends please meet for service in Our Lady Queen of Martyrs' R.C. Church, Esh Winning on Wednesday, May 12 at 12.00 noon, followed by interment in Newhouse Cemetery. Friends welcome for refreshments in Our Lady Queen of Martyrs' Parish Centre afterwards. R.I.P.
SIMPSON Died on May 12, peacefully in the loving care of the staff of Bedale Grange Nursing Home. Betty, aged 94 years, dearly loved wife of the late Harry, devoted mother to Joy, Cath, Ben and the late Colin, also a dear grandmother and great-grandmother. A service of thanksgiving for her life to be held at St. Gregory's Church, Bedale on Monday, May 17, at 12.00 noon, followed by interment. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to be shared between St. Gregory's Church and The Children's Ward at The Friarage Hospital, Northallerton.
SMITH May 12 (peacefully, in hospital, after a progressive illness borne with bravery and dignity), of Dinsdale Court, Middleton St. George. Phyllis (nee Marshall), aged 81 years. Reunited with her beloved husband Herbert, loving mam of Ann, Malcolm, Trev, Peter, Chris and Chris, devoted nana of Darren, Lee, Tom and Jennie, great-nana of Ryan, Aidan and Ethan, also a dear sister. Funeral Wednesday. Would friends kindly meet for service in St. Laurence's Church, Middleton St. George at 1.15 p.m. followed by interment West Cemetery, Darlington. Flowers may be sent c/o, Seaton Leng & Son Ltd., Bondgate, Darlington.
STAVELEY May 9, peacefully after a short illness. Wilfred, beloved husband of Sybil, devoted father of John and Philip and doting grandfather. Thanksgiving Service will be held at Elvet Methodist Church, Durham City at 11.00 a.m. on Friday, May 14. Charity donations please in lieu of flowers to Elvet Church Project or Alington House.
TAIT May 10, of Bishop Auckland. Lawrence (Loll), aged 69 years. Retired Newspaper Seller. Dear brother of Morris, brother-in-law to Joslyne, also a dear uncle. Will friends please meet for service in Durham Crematorium at 3.00 p.m., Thursday, May 13.
TENNICK May 9 (after a long illness bravely borne), of Gent Road, Bishop Auckland (late of Durham Street). Michael, aged 74 years, a dearly loved husband of Margaret, a devoted father of Michael, Michele, Melanie and Melvyn and a dear father-in-law to Christine, Christopher, Kevin and Michelle, also a much loved grandad of Michael, Kelly Anne, Andrea, Martin, Kirsty, Kimberley, Kevin, Richard and Michael, a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Cremation Tuesday, May 18 at Durham. Cortege leaving residence at 10.50 a.m. for a service in St. Anne's Church, Bishop Auckland at 11.00 a.m. Friends please meet at church. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu of flowers may be left with the family to be split equally between the District Nurses of Bishopgate Surgery and the Butterwick Hospice, Woodhouse Lane, Bishop Auckland. Refreshments will be provided after the service, at Bishop Auckland Cricket Club.
TENNICK May 9, of Gent Road, Bishop Auckland. Michael, aged 74 years. Correction regarding donations in lieu of flowers. Donations are to be left at Bishopgate Medical Centre, c/o the District Nurses. All donations are to be split equally between the District Nurses and the Butterwick Hospice, Woodhouse Lane, Bishop Auckland.
THOMAS On May 3, suddenly, at home. Bridget, aged 46 years, much loved daughter of Drs. Peter and Mary Thomas, sister to Margaret, Heather, Brenda, Paul, Stephen and Andrew and a dearly loved aunty and a dear friend to all at The Dexters. Funeral service will take place on Friday, May 14 in St. Thomas' Church, Lowther Street, York at 2.15 p.m., followed by committal at York Crematorium. Flowers may be sent to J. Rymer Chapel of Rest, York. Donations received in memory of Bridget will be for M.I.N.D. Tel (01904) 624320.
THOMPSON May 9, of Ferryhill, formerly of Spennymoor. Edna, aged 83 years. Beloved wife of the late Joseph, devoted mum of John and Ann, a dear mother-in-law, much loved and loving grandma and great grandma, also a dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Will friends please meet for service in The Trinity Methodist Church, Rosa Street, Spennymoor, at 2.00 p.m. Friday, May 14, followed by cremation at Durham.
WALLER May 10 (Peacefully, in hospital), of Mildred Street, Darlington. Michael Edwin, aged 59 years. Partner of Eileen, father of John, son of Olive and the late Edwin, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Funeral Wednesday, May 19. Friends please meet for service in West Cemetery Chapel Darlington, at 11.15 a.m. followed by interment. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu if desired for St. Teresa's Hospice, The Woodlands, Woodland Road, Darlington. DL3 7UA.
WALLER Bryan William (Ned), aged 73 years, of 20 Victoria Road, Richmond, died peacefully at home on May 7 after an illness bravely borne. Dearly loved husband of Mary, much loved dad of David, Barry, Angela, Paul, Julie, Wendy and Mark, a dear father-in-law and loving grandad. Funeral service at St. Joseph and St. Francis Xavier R.C. Church, Richmond on Tuesday, May 18 at 11.30 a.m. followed by interment in the cemetery. Friends please meet at the church. Flowers welcome, or if preferred, donations for Emphysema Research are being accepted by John Blenkiron and Sons Ltd., Funeral Directors, Victoria House, 21 Queens Road, Richmond, DL10 4AJ. "May he rest in peace"
WALLIS May 6 (suddenly), of Devonshire Road, Darlington. Geoffrey, aged 80 years. Beloved husband of Marjorie, dearly loved dad of Richard, dear brother and uncle. Funeral Friday. Would friends please meet for service at Darlington Crematorium at 1.45 p.m. Flowers may be sent to, Seaton Leng & Sons Ltd., Bongate, Darlington.
WARRINGTON Vic, beloved partner of Linden and father of Jess and Liam, died in a tragic accident on May 2. Funeral service at Durham Crematorium on Friday, May 14 at 12.00 noon. No flowers. Any donations to Cancer Bridge, St. Camillus, Oakwood, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 4JY.
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 today, 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.
WATSON May 8 (peacefully at home), of Balmer Hill, Gainford. Ralph, aged 83 years, much loved husband of Mavis, loving dad of Stephen, dearly loved father-in-law of Victoria, also a devoted grandad of Hannah and Alexander. Funeral Friday, May 14. Would friends please meet 10.45 a.m. for service at Darlington Crematorium.
WATSON Ronald Alexander On May 10, 2004, peacefully at Glan Clwyd Hospital and of Flat 4, High Lane, Rhos-on-Sea, Colwyn Bay, North Wales, formerly of Pierremont Road, Darlington. Husband of Eve. Sadly missed.
WEBSTER May 11, peacefully at Middleton Hall, formerly of Hurworth. Marjorie, aged 84 years, dearly loved wife of the late Doug, much loved mother of Bill Pitt and Paul Edmondson, step- mother of Ian, Linda and Ann and a loving grandmother. Funeral Tuesday. Friends please meet for service in Darlington Crematorium at 2.45 p.m. Family flowers only please.
WILSON (nee Caffrey) May 4, 2004, passed away peacefully at Leicester Royal Infirmary. Eunice, aged 73 years, dearly loved mother of Raymond and sister of Lawrence. Her funeral service and cremation will take place at Loughborough Crematorium, Leicestershire on Mon-day, May 17 at 11.00 a.m. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu for "MIND" may be sent to Shepshed Funeral Service, 31a Belton Street, Shepshed, Leics, LE12 9AA. Tel (01509) 503234.
WOODWARD May 8, 2004. Ruth, aged 64 years. Service to take place on Tuesday, May 18 in St. Philip's Church, Liverpool at 9.15 a.m. Memorial Service in Darlington to be arranged at a later date. All enquiries to Co-operative Funeral Care, 10 The Crescent, Bootle, Liverpool. Tel (0151) 5256666.
ABBOT June 10, suddenly, at Hunters Green, Middleton-St-George. John Raymond (Ray), aged 90 years, beloved brother of Jenny and Margaret, brother-in-law of Frank and the late Elsdon, respected uncle to David, Colin and Paul. Funeral Monday, June 21. Would friends please meet 10.15 a.m. for service at Darlington Crematorium.
ADCOCK June 15 (in hospital), of 40 East Clere, Langley Park. Ronald, aged 84 years, beloved husband of Sylvia and a much loved dad of Greg, Will friends please meet for service and committal at Durham Crematorium on Tuesday, June 22 at 11.30 a.m. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if so desired, to the British Heart Found-ation.
ARMSTRONG Robert (Bobby) Aged 79 years. A dearly beloved brother of Ened and her son Gareth. Passed away peacefully at their home on Tuesday June 15, of 31 Dixon Estate, Shotton. A loving brother of Molly, Christine, Freda, Frank, Joy, Wendy and the late Florence, Billy, Janice and Roger, also a dear brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many. Will be sadly missed by all, but memories will be treasured. Cremation Sunderland Crematorium on Monday. Friends please accept this intimation and meet for service at St. Saviour's Church, Shotton at 11.00 a.m. A buffet reception to be held at Shotton Comrades Club, all welcome. Floral tributes if desired or donations may be sent to The MacMillan Nurses
ASHURST June 10, in hospital, of Front Street, Shotton Colliery. Joseph, aged 69 years, a dearly beloved husband of the late Maureen (nee Coxon), a much loved dad of Vicky, Joseph and Kevin, also a dearest grandad and great-grandad. Friends please meet on Thursday at 11.00 a.m. for service and interment at St. Peter and Paul R.C. Church, Hutton Henry.
BARLOW June 15 (suddenly, in hospital), of Thornley and Shotton. Thomas. Beloved husband of the late Mary Doreen, devoted dad of Tom and Gary, a sadly missed father-in-law of Judith and Julie, a treasured grandad of Joanne, Paul, Craig and Alex, also a great-grandad of David, Josh, Jake and Holly. Would friends please meet for Requiem Mass at Thornley R.C. Church on Tuesday June 22, at 10.00 a.m. prior to cremation at Durham Crematorium. Refreshments afterwards at Shotton Comrades Club, everyone welcome.
BARNES Gladys June 11, of Fairport Terrace, Grants Houses. Gladys, aged 84 years, dearly beloved wife of the late Alfred, loving mother of Kevin, dear mother-in-law of Angela, also devoted grandmother of Deborah and Tracey. Interment Easington Colliery Cemetery on Thursday. Friends please accept this intimation and meet for service at The Church of the Ascension at 12.45 p.m.
BLOOD June 13, peacefully at home in Bishop Auckland with his family. George Edward, aged 69 years, beloved husband of June, devoted dad of Kathleen, Jacqueline, Nigel, Stephen and Simon, a dear father-in-law, a much loved and loving grandad, also a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Will friends please meet for service in Bishop Auckland Methodist Church, at 10.30 a.m., on Friday, June 18, followed by cremation at Durham. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu may be left in church for the M.A.R.A. Unit, at Bishop Auckland General Hospital.
BODDY June 14, peacefully at Stanton Hall, Darlington. Betty, aged 83 years, beloved wife of the late Fred, dearly loved mother of John, Peter and Susan and a much loved mother-in-law, grandma and great-grandma. Funeral Wednesday. Friends please meet for service in St. Columba's Church at 3.00 p.m., followed by cremation.
BOTTOMLEY June 9 (in hospital), of Darlington. Vera, dearly loved wife of Derek, dear mother of Gordon and Shirley, mother-in-law of Richard, loving granny of Ruth, Peter, Julia and Thomas and beloved sister of Jim, Doris and Hazel. Funeral today Friday June 18. Friends please meet for service in Holy Trinity Church, Woodland Road at 11.00 a.m. followed by private interment West Cemetery. Flowers may be sent to, Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., Bondgate, Darlington.
BRANFIELD Jean (nee Storey), of Bishop Auckland, County Durham, on June 8. Peacefully in The West Suffolk Hospital, aged 83 years, after a long but dignified struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. Beloved wife of Colin and dearly loved by son John, his wife Margaret and grandchildren Catherine and David. Funeral at Bury St. Edmunds Crematorium on Monday June 21, 2004 at 1.30 p.m. Family flowers only. Any donations to, The Alzheimers Society, Gordon House, 10 Greencoat Place, London. SW1P 1PH. Enquiries to, Co-operative Funeral Services Tel: (01284) 754017.
BROWN June 12, peacefully, at Ventress Hall, Darlington. Nancy (nee Dixon), in her 98th year, beloved wife of the late Jack and a much loved sister and aunt. Funeral Monday. Friends please meet for service at Darlington Crematorium at 11.45 a.m.
BURTON June 11 (suddenly in hospital), of Wayside, Croxdale. Vera, aged 89 years, dearly loved wife of the late Alfred and a much loved mam, mother-in-law, gran and great gran. Would friends please meet in St. Bartholemew's Church, Sunderland Bridge, on Thursday, for a service at 11.15 a.m., followed by interment at York Hill Cemetery.