STONE July 16, peacefully, after a short illness bravely borne, of Delves, formerly of Langley Park. Thomas (Tommy), a much loved uncle to all the family. Will be sadly missed by all family and friends. Friends please meet for service at All Saints' Church, Langley Park on Thursday, July 22 at 1.00 p.m., followed by interment at Langley Park Cemetery.
STONES July 19 (peacefully at home), of Shildon. Olive, aged 89 years, beloved wife of the late George, a much loved mother of Connie, Kathleen, Colin and Kevin, a dear mother-in-law of Denise, Barbara, John and Edmund, a devoted gran and great-gran, also a dear sister-in-law and aunt. Would friends please meet for service and cremation at Darlington Crematorium on Monday, July 26 at 11.45 a.m. No flowers by request. Donations in lieu for Downs Syndrome Association may be left on the plate provided at the crematorium.
STOTT July 18, after a short illness, in St. Teresa's Hospice. Les, aged 72 years, much loved husband of Jean, loving father of Erica and Carolyn and father-in-law to Steve, also sadly missed grandad to Gina. Funeral Friday, July 23. Would friends please meet 9.15 a.m. for service at Darlington Crematorium. All floral tributes to be sent to Co-operative Funeral Service, 50 St. Cuthbert's Way, Darlington.
SWAINSTON Liz I would like to welcome everyone who knew Liz to the celebration and thanksgiving for her life in St. Michael and All Angels' Church, Barningham on Wednesday, July 21 at 1.45 p.m., followed by cremation and afterwards at Headlam Hall about 3.00 p.m. It is important to Liz, Roy and family to see you all back at Headlam Hall when the stresses of the day can be put aside and memories and stories of Liz can lead to smiles and even laughter ... a very important part of the healing process for us all. Please help us by confirming your attendance at Headlam Hall by contacting John Blenkiron, Funeral Director. Tel. (01833) 695444 by Tuesday, July 20. Liz would prefer to see everyone dressed in normal clothes but we appreciate some may prefer to wear black, the choice is yours. No flowers by request, Liz always said flowers were for the living. Donations in lieu, if desired, may be given in church for children's charities. Thank you all for your letters, cards and kind thoughts. Roy.
TAYLOR Sheila, aged 63 years, of Scorton, died suddenly in hospital on July 16. Dearly loved wife of the late Norman, much loved sister of Margaret, Doreen, Freda, Jack, Bob and the late Barry, special sister-in-law to Freda, Frances and families and the late Don and his family, very special aunt to Kathryn, David and family and Susan and family. Funeral service at Darlington Crematorium on Friday July 23 at 2.15 p.m. Friends please meet at the Crematorium Chapel. Floral tributes may be sent to, John Blenkiron and Sons Ltd., Funeral Directors, Victoria House, 21 Queens Road, Richmond.
THOMPSON Cliff July 17, suddenly. Cliff, aged 32 years, of Marske by the Sea, the dearly loved son of Alan and Margaret, much loved brother of Julie and Naomi, devoted grandson of Christopher, dear brother-in-law of Derek and special uncle of Emma and Laura. Service and cremation to take place in St. Bede's Chapel, Teesside Crematorium on Monday, July 26 at 2.00 p.m. Family and friends kindly invited. No flowers by request please. Donations in lieu if so desired to the South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust, Physiotherapy Department James Cook University Hospital, Marton Road, Middlesbrough TS4 3BW.
THOMPSON July 20 (in hospital), of Cartmell Terrace, Darlington. Ted, aged 70 years. Dearly loved stepson of Ralph, much loved brother of Kenny, Anne and Steve, dear brother-in-law of Claire and Dave and a loving uncle. Funeral Wednesday. Friends please meet for service in Darlington Crematorium at 3.15 p.m. 'Special thanks to all his friends in the town'.
THOMPSON July 21 (peacefully, in Stanhope Community Hospital), of Vicarage Close, Escomb. Barbara (nee Catchpole), aged 56 years (former Newsagent of Shildon), dearest daughter of Mary and the late Jack, a dearly loved wife of George Michael, also a dear daughter-in-law and sister-in-law. Cremation Wednesday, July 28 at Durham, following a service in the Crematorium Chapel at 1.00 p.m. Friends please meet at the Crematorium.
TODD July 19 (peacefully, after a long illness), of East Lea, Thornley. Hetty (nee Smith), aged 83 years, beloved wife of the late Harold, a loving mam of Marion and John and a much loved gran and great-gran. Cortege leaving residence Thursday at 12.55 p.m. Friends please meet at St. Saviour's Church, Shotton for service at 1.10 p.m., followed by cremation at Durham. Family flowers only please. Donations, if so desired, to Macmillan Nurse Appeal c/o Marion Brunskill.
WADE July 17, peacefully in Elderwood Residential Home, Darlington. Charles Edward, aged 95 years, dearly loved husband of the late Jennie, much loved dad of Robert and the late Charlie, dear father-in-law of Anita, loving grandad of Julie, Stephen, Mark, Helen and Beverley and great-grandad of Liam, Louise, Mark, Christopher and Natalie. Funeral Friday. Friends please meet for service in St. Mark's Church, North Road at 12.30 p.m., followed by interment in North Cemetery. Floral tributes may be sent c/o Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., Bondgate, Darlington. DL3 7JR.
WARD July 19 (suddenly in hospital), of Darlington. David, aged 56 years, beloved husband of Carol, dearly loved father of Davy and Henry, dear father-in-law of Louise and dear brother of Elijah, Robert and the late Sonny. Funeral Monday, July 26. Friends please meet for service in St. John's Church, Neasham Road at 10.45 a.m., followed by interment West Cemetery.
WATSON (nee Madden) July 15, peacefully at Darlington Memorial Hospital, after a period of illness. Agnes, of Newton Aycliffe, formerly of Stanley, beloved wife of the late Fred. Funeral Wednesday, July 21 at St. Mary's R.C. Church, Newton Aycliffe, 12.30 p.m., followed by interment at Stanley Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if so desired, to Cancer Research.
WILLOUGHBY July 22, of Howden-le-Wear. Alfred (Alf), aged 82 years, beloved husband of Joan, devoted father of Christine, Valerie, Graham and David, a dear father-in-law, much loved and loving grandad and great-grandad, also a dear brother-in-law and uncle. Will friends please meet for service in Durham Crematorium at 2.30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28.
WILSON July 17, peacefully in hospital, of Ripon. Edith Mary (Peggy), aged 94 years, dearly loved wife of the late Cyril, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Mary and Leonard, loving gran of Jose and Michael, Gill and Ian, Jonathan and Jackie and a great-gran of Helen, Robert, Thomas and James. A service of thanksgiving takes place at Allhallowgate Methodist Church, Ripon on Friday, July 23 at 1.00 p.m., followed by private cremation. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be given to Allhallowgate Methodist Church, a plate will be provided at the church.
WOOD July 15, late of The Bungalows, Thornley. Eva Ellen (formerly Moody), aged 94 years, dearly beloved wife of the late Ned and a much loved mam, grandmother and great-grandmother of all the family. Friends please meet on Friday at 10.30 a.m. for service and interment at Thornley Cemetery. Enquiries to Ivan Cochrane, Funeral Director. Tel (0191) 5266565.
WRAY Sid Aged 81 years. Formerly of Swaledale Avenue, died suddenly and peacefully on Thursday July 15, at 7.20 a.m. Devoted husband of the late Mary (nee Kilcran), a wonderful dad and friend to Marie and the late Billy, much loved grandad, father-in-law, brother-in-law and uncle, a good friend and neighbour, reunited with many and at Peace finally. Funeral Friday July 23. Would friends please meet 11.00 a.m. for service at All Saint's Church, Ravensdale Road, Darlington. All welcome after the service for refreshments in Sir E. D. Walker Homes. Donations if you wish would be very welcome for, The Stroke Association, Stroke House, 240 City Road, London. EC1V 2PR.
WYNNE (Carrville) July 21 (peacefully, in hospital). Diane, aged 26 years, the beloved daughter of Valerie and James, loving sister of Denise, Peter and James, devoted partner of John, also a dear daughter-in-law of Julia and Stephen. Diane will be sadly missed by all her loving family and friends. Friends please meet for service and cremation at Durham Crematorium on Thurs-day, July 29 at 10.30 a.m.
ALLISON Vera, aged 83 years, of Colburn, Catterick Garrison, died peacefully in hospital on July 21. Dearly loved wife of the late Bill, much loved mam to Joan, Margaret, Susan, Caroline and David and a loving nana and great-nana. Will be forever missed. Funeral service at Darlington Crematorium on Friday, July 30 at 10.45 a.m. Friends please meet at the crematorium. Floral tributes may be left with John Blenkiron and Sons, 21 Queens Road, Richmond.
ARMSTRONG Stanley (late of Darlington). Suddenly at home in Malvern, Worcestershire, on July 27, aged 85 years. Beloved husband of the late Jessie and father of Stuart and Jean. Donations for Acorns Children's Hospice and enquiries regarding funeral arrangements to Holland Funeral Services, 71 Barnards Green Road, Malvern. WR14 3LS. Tel (01684) 575343.
BAILEY Peggy (previously Hart). On July 20, aged 93 years. Peacefully at Broomfield Hospital. Wife of the late Trevor Hart and late Herbert Bailey. Mother of David and Ian and beloved grandmother of Nigel, Jason, David and Jeremy.
BAINBRIDGE 1949-2004 Mill, following illness, passed away quietly in hospital on July 22 with devoted husband Bill at her side, daughter to Cissie, mother to Simon and Mark, grandmother to Megan, Emilia and Keira. Her enthusiasm for life, together with abundance of kindness and generosity touched so many and her presence will be sorely missed. The last few years have been physically and psychologically challenging for her but she will always be remembered as the landlady who knew how to enjoy herself and provide enjoyment for those around her. Flowers not necessary. Donations to A.B.L.E., Scorton would surely bring a smile to her face.
BELL John, aged 55 years, eldest son of the late Raymond and Janet, devoted brother of Alan and the late Geoff and loved uncle to so many. After a short illness, John left us on July 23, 2004. Funeral on Friday, July 30, 11.30 a.m. at St. Peter's Church, Wolviston. Sleep peacefully. If desired, donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Butterwick Hospice, Middlefield Road, Hardwick, Stockton.
BEST On July 26, peacefully after a short illness, in St. Aidan Lodge Residential Home and formerly of Park House Road, Merryoaks, Durham. Ann, aged 93 years, widow of Bob and mother of Margaret, John and Betty, also loved grandmother and great-grandmother. Friends please meet for service at North Road Methodist Church on Friday, July 30 at 2.50 p.m., cremation to follow. Afterwards all welcome back to church for refreshments. No flowers please. Donations in lieu to Christian Aid, c/o Stuart Wright Funeral Service Ltd., Gilesgate, Durham.
BIBBY Robert, aged 87 years, died Thursday, July 22, peacefully in hospital, after a long illness. Loving and dearest husband of Harrita (nee Duncan), father of Gavin and Duncan, father-in-law, grandad and great-grandad. Funeral Friday, July 30. Cortege leaving Rumby Hill Lane, Crook at 1.00 p.m. for a service in the Methodist Chapel, Lydia Street, Willington at 1.15 p.m., followed by cremation at Durham Crematorium.
BLAND July 30 (peacefully in hospital), of Topcliffe Road, Sowerby, Thirsk. Ethel, aged 85 years, beloved wife of the late William, loving mother of Cynthia and Keith and a loving granny to Robert, Peter, Stuart and Karl and a dear mother-in-law and great-granny. The funeral service will take place at St. Oswald's Church, Sowerby on Friday, August 6 at 2.00 p.m., followed by interment. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory may be made to St. Oswald's Church Funds. Would friends please meet at the church.
BOOTH Died, peacefully, in the Friarage Hospital, on July 25. James Ernest (Jim), aged 81 years, of Bedale, beloved husband of the late Betty, a loving step-father and grandad (Uncle Jim). Funeral service to be held at St. Gregory's Church, Bedale, on Friday, July 30, at 2.00 p.m., followed by private cremation. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to be shared between Benkhill Lodge Amenity Funds and Bedale Church.
BOOTH July 27, peacefully, of Blanchland Green, Darlington. Esther Rose, aged 70 years, beloved wife of Walter, dearly loved mother of Alison and Tricia, mother-in-law of Nigel, loving nana of Emma, Adam and James and also a much loved sister. Funeral Wednesday, August 4. Friends please meet for Requiem Mass in the Church of the Holy Family at 10.15 a.m., followed by cremation. Family flowers only please. Donations may be sent for St. Teresa's Hospice, The Woodlands, Woodland Road, Darlington, DL3 7UA.
BRENNAN July 21, of Tow Law, formerly Strokestown, Co. Roscommon, Ireland. Anne (nee O'Docherty), beloved wife of the late Ala. Anne will always be remembered for her kindness, good humour and generosity. Cherished aunt of Rebecca, Isobel, Simon, Noreen, Christopher, Ria, Eileen, Michael, Margie, Mello, Carmel, Dympna, Damien, Bernard and Jack, dear sister of Mealda, Patrick, Attracta, Vera and Colm. She will be sadly missed by good friends and neighbours. Anne to be received into St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Tow Law at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27. Friends please meet for Requiem Mass on Wednesday, July 28 at 10.00 a.m., followed by interment at Esh Winning R.C. Churchyard. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam.
BROOKS July 28, of Hill View, Broompark. Stella, aged 79 years, beloved wife of the late William, much loved mother of Marion, mother-in-law of Shaun and a dear grandma of Steven and Alan. Friends please meet for service in Ushaw Moor Methodist Church on Tuesday, August 3 at 1.00 p.m., followed by interment in Ushaw Moor Cemetery. Friends welcome for refreshments in The Age Concern afterwards. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu may be given after the service for The Stroke Association.
BROWN Ethel, aged 94 years, of Ingleton, passed away peacefully on July 21. Beloved wife of the late Alec and a much loved aunt. Funeral service in St. John's Church, Ingleton on Friday, July 30 at 12.30 p.m., followed by interment in the churchyard. Friends please meet at the church.