DOLAN August 10, of Front Street, Sunnybrow. Joyce, aged 66 years, dearly loved wife of Tom, loving mother of Andrew and Mark, also a devoted sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Friends please meet for service at Sunnybrow Community Chapel on Tuesday, August 17, at 10.15 a.m., followed by cremation at Durham. Family and friends welcome to refreshments afterwards at the Kensington Hall Hotel.
DONALDSON Marian, aged 70 years, peacefully on August 5, at Ventress Hall, Darlington, after an illness borne with great dignity (formerly of Redworth). Dearest wife of Robert Hardy, dearest sister of Bryce, Terry and Pam and a dear sister-in-law, aunty and great-aunty. Funeral service at Darlington Crematorium on Wednesday, August 11 at 11.15 a.m. Friends please meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request. Donations, if desired, may be given at the crematorium for Multiple Sclerosis Research and Cancer Research.
DONNELLY Barbara May, aged 80 years, of Hamsterley, died peacefully at home on August 2. Wife of the late Anthony William, mother of Margaret, Elizabeth and Jane. Funeral service in St. James' Church, Hamsterley on Monday, August 16 at 1.00 p.m., followed by private cremation. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, for the Great North Air Ambulance are being accepted by James and John Blenkiron, Funeral Directors, 100 Galgate, Barnard Castle, DL12 8BJ.
DUCE July 30 (suddenly whilst on holiday), of Jubilee Crescent, Shildon. Barry (Baz), aged 54 years, dearly loved husband of Ann, devoted dad of Suzanne, will be sadly missed by all of his family and his many friends. Interment Monday August 16 in Shildon Cemetery. Cortege leaving residence at 2.00 p.m. for a service in St. John's Church, Shildon at 2.10 p.m. Friends please meet at church.
DUNN August 7, of Hunwick. William Askew (Billy), aged 81 years, beloved husband of the late Charlotte (Lottie), devoted dad of Joan and Susan, dear father-in-law to Barry and Charles, also a much loved and loving granda to Nikki, Rachel and James. Cortege to leave his daughter's residence in Bishop Auckland, at 1.45 p.m., on Friday, August 13. Will friends please meet for service in St. Paul's Church, Hunwick, at 2.00 p.m. followed by private interment in Hunwick Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu may, if desired, be given for 'Alzheimers Research'. After this service all are welcome to refreshments in The Joiners Arms.
DUTCHBURN August 4 (suddenly), of West Close, Shildon. Amy, aged 98 years, beloved mother of Eddie, Fred, George, Dorothy, Amy and the late Derek and a dear mother-in-law, also an adored grandma, great-grandma and great-great- grandma. Cremation Thursday, August 12 at Darlington, following a service in the Methodist Chapel, Shildon at 2.20 p.m. Friends please meet at chapel.
ELLSWORTH August 6 (suddenly), of Benbow Walk, Coundon. Elizabeth (Betty), aged 71 years, dearly beloved wife of the late Dougie, a devoted mother of Elizabeth and Brian and a dear mother-in-law to Brian, much loved gran to Rachel and Steven and a dearest sister to Vera and a dear auntie. Cremation Saturday, August 14 at Durham. Cortege leaving residence at 8.50 a.m. for a service in St. James' Church, Coundon at 9.00 a.m. Friends please meet at church.
EMBLETON On August 7, of Cartington Road, Newton Hall, Durham. George, aged 52 years, beloved husband of Joan, much loved dad of Steven and son-in-law of Desie and a loving brother of Ken and Barry. Would friends please meet for service in Durham Crematorium Chapel on Friday, August 13 at 10.00 a.m.
ENCISO August 9 (peacefully, at home), of Cockfield. Lilian (nee McKowne), aged 81 years. Loving wife of Ronald, dearly loved mam of Jennifer, Margaret, Joyce and John and a dear grandmother. Friends please meet for Requiem Mass in St. Paulinus R.C. Church, St. Helens on Monday August 16, at 10.30 a.m. followed by interment in Cockfield Cemetery. Many thanks to all medical staff and carers who attended to Lilian at home. R.I.P.
ETHERINGTON August 7 (in hospital), of Willington, late of Helmington Row. Kathleen, aged 76 years, dear sister of the late Nancy and Will and also aunt of Jean, Peter, Barbara and Sheila. Friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium on Monday, August 16, at 3.30 p.m.
FALLA August 11 (peacefully in hospital), of Bedford Street, Darlington. Allan, aged 86 years, beloved husband of the late Joan, loving dad of Michael, Alan and Janice, dearly loved father-in-law to Nigel, also much loved grandad of Christopher, Rebecca and Jared. Funeral Tuesday, August 17. Would friends please meet 1.45 p.m. for service at Darlington Crematorium.
FARMER Denis William, aged 63 years, of Brough Meadows, Catterick Village, died peacefully in hospital on August 13. Dearly loved husband of Dulcie, much loved dad of Andrew, Adrian and the late David, dear father-in-law to Beverley and loving grandad of Christopher. Funeral arrangements later.
FERGUSON August 8, after a long illness bravely borne, of Garmondsway Road, West Cornforth. Pat, aged 61 years, dearly loved wife of Michael, a much loved mother of Paul and Lisa, a mother-in-law of Angela, devoted nanna of Christopher, Kimberley and Michael, also a dear sister, aunty and friend. Service in Holy Trinity Church at 2.45 p.m. on Friday, followed by cremation at Durham Crematorium. Will friends please meet at church. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to the Macmillan Nurses.
FINKILL Died suddenly at home on August 8. Andrew, aged 77 years, of Thornton Steward, formerly of Northallerton. Beloved husband of Kathleen, much loved father of Michael and Julian, also a devoted grandad. Funeral service and interment to be held at St. Mary's Church, Thornton Watlass, today, Friday August 13 at 11.00 a.m. Family flowers only please.
FOSTER (nee Clarke) August 11, peacefully in hospital, of Darlington. Joan, aged 78 years, beloved wife of the late Kenneth, much loved mother of Peter, dearly loved mother-in-law of Lynnette, loving grandma of Francesca and Jonathan and a dear sister of Brian and Lorna. Funeral Wednesday. Friends please meet for service in Darlington Crematorium at 1.45 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be sent to St. Teresa's Hospice, The Woodlands, Woodland Road, Darlington, DL3 7UA.
FOX Lena Rebecca, peacefully passed away in her 89th year on Ward 52, Darlington Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, August 12, 2004 after a long illness. Wife of the late Sid, dearly loved mam, mother, nanna and great-grandmother. A celebration of her full and varied life to take place. Enquiries regarding funeral arrangements can be made at Whitehouse Funeral Service, 17 West Auckland Road, Darlington. Tel. (01325) 482999.
GARSIDE James (Easington Village). August 11 (peacefully, at home following a long illness borne with great courage and dignity and surrounded by his loving family). Jim, aged 77 years, of Lion House, Sunderland Road. Dearly beloved husband of the late Margaret, loving father of Barry, Janis, Beverley and Alison, a dear father-in-law of Julie, Dave, Kevin and Paul, also a devoted granda of Beth, Jack, Gemma, James, Christopher, Anthony, Jessica and Emily. Interment Easington Colliery Cemetery, Tuesday. Friends please accept this intimation and meet for service at The Church of The Ascension, Easington Colliery at 1.00 p.m. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu of flowers if so desired to Alice House Hospice, Hartlepool.
GILLESPIE William (Bill) On August 7, of Elm Road, Sedgefield, aged 70 years. A dearly beloved husband of the late Margaret, a loving father of James, Denise, Kathleen, Elaine, Alexander and Jackie, a dear father-in-law and also a devoted grandad and great-grandad. Interment at Horden Cemetery on Friday. Friends please accept this intimation and meet for service at St. Mary's Church, Horden, at 2.30 p.m.
GRAHAM July 29, of Waydale Crescent, Tow Law. Walter, aged 62 years. Interment Friday August 13, in Thornley Road Cemetery, Tow Law at 9.30 a.m. Any enquiries to, The Co-operative Funeral Service, Bishop Auckland. Tel: (01388) 603525.
GRAHAM August 6, peacefully in hospital, of David Terrace, Quarrington Hill. Muriel Mary, aged 68 years, dearly loved wife of Brian. Cortege leaving residence Thursday at 8.40 a.m. Friends please meet at Durham Crematorium for service and cremation at 9.00 a.m.
GRAY August 4 (suddenly), of Highland Gardens, Shildon. Jane Elizabeth, aged 74 years, dearly beloved wife of the late Robert, a devoted mother of Christine and a treasured nana to Robert. Interment Thursday, August 12 in Shildon Cemetery, following a service in St. John's Church, Shildon at 12.15 p.m. Friends please meet at church.
HAMMOND Robert Suddenly in hospital, on August 7, of 2 Aged Miners Homes, Wheatley Hill. Robert, aged 84 years, a loving father of Barry and Glen and also a dear brother. Cremation Durham Crematorium on Thursday. Friends please accept this intimation and meet for service at the crematorium at 1.30 p.m.
HARDING August 8 (peacefully, in Springfield Care Home, Darlington), of Thompson Street West, Darlington. Audrey (nee Altoft), aged 77 years, loving wife of George (Todge), much loved mam of Malcolm, John and Louis, also a dearly loved sister, sister-in-law, mother-in-law, nana and great-grandmother. Funeral Monday, August 16. Would friends please meet at 1.45 p.m. for service at Darlington Crematorium.
HARRISON August 8, peacefully, of Coronation, Bishop Auckland, formerly of Greenock. Grace (nee MacDougall), aged 74 years, loving wife of the late Kenneth, dearly loved mam of Sharon, dear mother-in-law of John, dearest granny of Kimberley and Christopher. Friends please meet for service in Darlington Crematorium Chapel on Monday, August 16 at 1.15 p.m., followed by cremation.
HARTNELL On August 7 (after a long illness, surrounded by her family), of Park Avenue, Coxhoe. Carole (nee Sudder), aged 53 years, much loved mother of Trudi, dear partner of Brian, will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral to take place on Thursday, August 12. Would friends please meet at Durham Crematorium for service and cremation at 3.00 p.m. Flowers may be sent, or donations in lieu of flowers, may be given to the Macmillan Nurses, c/o Chris.
HAYNES Ashley Grange Residential Home, Newbottle, (formerly of Darlington). Peacefully, in hospital on August 8, aged 77 years. Irene (nee Mears), loving cousin of Doris, Freda, Herbert and Kathleen. Friends please meet for service and cremation at Durham Crematorium on Thursday August 12, at 3.30 p.m. All enquiries to, The Co-op Funeral Service, Gilpin Lodge, Hetton Road, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear. Tel: (0191) 5120572.
HEADEN Chester-le-Street. Peacefully in hospital on August 10, aged 93 years. Dorothy (nee Shield), beloved wife of the late Edward, loving mother of George and mother-in-law of Maggie. Would friends please meet for service and cremation at Durham Crematorium on Monday, August 16, at 2.00 p.m.
HIRD August 1, peacefully in hospital, of Emley Moor Road, Darlington. Frank, aged 65 years, a dearly beloved brother and a much loved uncle. Funeral Friday, August 13. Would friends please meet at 1.45 p.m. for service at Darlington Crematorium.
HODGSON August 11, of Tow Law. Dulcie, aged 86 years, beloved wife of the late Fred, devoted mother of Rebecca, Billy, John, Mary, Lynn and the late Frederick, a dear mother-in-law, much loved and loving gran and great-gran, also a dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Cortege to leave her daughter's residence, Bridge Street, Tow Law at 10.50 a.m. on Tuesday, August 17. Will friends please meet for service in St Philip and St. James' Church, Tow Law at 11.00 a.m., followed by cremation at Durham. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu may be sent for The Blind Association and Cancer Research, c/o Mrs. Mary Hopper, 20 Coronation Avenue, Tow Law.
HORNSBY August 6 (peacefully in hospital after a short illness), of The Park, Bishop Middleham. Keith, aged 60 years, beloved son of the late Billy and Dorothy, loving brother of Brenda, Dorothy, Bill, Kenneth and Clifford and also a dear uncle and great-uncle. Will friends please meet for service at St. Michael's Church, Bishop Middleham on Friday at 12.15 p.m., followed by cremation at Hartlepool Crematorium.