TAIT On August 3, of Great Lumley. Dorothy Ann, aged 84 years, dearly loved wife of the late Robert Henry. Friends please meet at Christ Church, Great Lumley at 1.00 p.m., Wednesday, August 11 for service, prior to interment in Lumley Cemetery. R.I.P.
TARBIT On August 4 (tragically taken from us), of Reeth Place, Newton Aycliffe. Steven (Tarbie), aged 26 years, a much loved son, loving brother and a sadly missed uncle and grandson, also a devoted dad. "Now peacefully at rest" Funeral Friday, August 13. Would friends please meet at 10.45 a.m. for service at Neville Parade Methodist Church, followed by interment at Stephenson Way Cemetery.
TAYLOR William Peacefully, in Darlington Memorial Hospital. Funeral service to be held at Darlington Crematorium on Friday August 13, at 11.45 a.m.
THOMPSON Alec Suddenly, on August 9, in hospital. Alec, dearly loved husband of Margaret, much loved father of Geoffrey and Stephen. Service and cremation at Teesside Crematorium, Tuesday, August 17, at 11.45 a.m. (St. Hilda's Chapel). Friends please meet at crematorium. No flowers by request. Donations in lieu, if desired, may be sent to 'R.N.L.I.', West Quay Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HZ.
THORNTON August 5 (peacefully in hospital), of Aged Miners Homes, Middlestone Moor. Muriel, aged 83 years, a much loved wife of the late Thomas, also a loving sister and aunt. Would friends please meet for service and committal in Durham Crematorium Chapel at 2.30 p.m. on Thursday.
TODD August 9 (peacefully, at home), of Brankin Road, Darlington. James, aged 59 years. Much loved husband to Carol, loving dad to Pamela, Michael and Helen, also a devoted brother, father-in-law, grandad, brother-in-law and uncle. Funeral Monday, August 16. Would friends please meet 9.30 a.m. for service at St. John's Church, Darlington followed by cremation.
TOMLINSON August 12 (peacefully in hospital), of Kings Road, Wingate. Norman, aged 52 years, beloved husband of Katrina (Trina), dearly loved father, dearest father-in-law and a much loved grandad. Cortege leaving residence, Tuesday at 1.35 p.m. Friends please meet at Holy Trinity Church for service at 1.45 p.m., followed by cremation at Durham.
VANE On August 7, 2004, peacefully among her family. Jean Margaret, widow of the late beloved R.E. Vane. Funeral at Shincliffe Parish Church on Monday, August 16, at 12.45 p.m., cremation to follow at Durham. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to The M.S. Society.
VART August 8, peacefully at Rydal Nursing Home, Darlington. Judith Ivy, aged 98 years, dearly loved wife of the late George, loving mother of Peter, mother-in-law of Eileen, grandmother of Ian, Lesley and Sharon and great-grandma of Harry, Yasmin, Joshua and Lauren. Funeral Monday, August 16. Friends please meet for service in the West Cemetery Chapel, Darlington at 1.00 p.m., followed by interment. Floral tributes may be sent c/o Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., Bondgate, Darlington.
VINCENT August 7 (suddenly), at Sycamore Road, Fishburn. John George, aged 58 years. Beloved husband of Marilyn, dearly loved father, dearest father-in-law and a much loved grandad. Cortege leaving residence Friday at 2.00 p.m. Friends please meet at St. Catherine's Church for service at 2.10 p.m. followed by cremation at Durham.
WAITES August 11, at home in Shildon, after an illness borne with great courage and dignity. Zena (nee Handley), aged 70 years, devoted mam of June, Valerie, Marion, Christine and Robert, a dear mother-in-law, much loved gran and great-gran, also a dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Will friends please meet for service in Shildon Methodist Church at 2.00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 17, followed by cremation at Durham.
WALTON (nee Crow) Emily, aged 88 years, of Roseby Road, Horden and Easington Colliery. Passed away peacefully on August 7, after a long illness bravely borne. Now re-united with her beloved husband John Cyril and her parents Henry and Mary and sister Ruby. Emily was a dear sister-in-law, cousin, godmother, neighbour, friend and precious auntie. Will be received into church 7.30 p.m. on Sunday. Friends please accept this invitation and meet for service at 1.45 p.m. on Monday, August 16 at St. Mary's Church, Horden, followed by cremation at Durham Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to St. Mary's Church Kitchen Fund.
WEARMOUTH August 11 (peacefully in hospital), of Ferryhill Station. Maureen (nee Patterson), aged 56 years, a dearly loved wife of Alan, a much loved mam of Neil and David, a devoted grandma of Mackenzie, a very dear daughter of Irene and the late Jack, also a dear daughter-in-law of Jean and sister of Irene. Would friends please meet at St. Luke's Church, Ferryhill on Wednesday for a service at 10.15 a.m., followed by committal at Durham Crematorium.
WHARAM Died August 11, peacefully in Greenwell House, Bedale, formerly of Londonderry. Ada, aged 92 years, beloved wife of the late Fred, dearly loved mum of Jean and Kathleen, a dear mother-in-law, grandma and great-grandma. Funeral service to be held at St. Gregory's Church, Bedale on Monday, August 16 at 11.30 a.m., followed by private cremation. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to be shared between the Friends of the Friarage Hospital and Bedale Church.
WILDSMITH Gladys August 8 in Darlington Memorial Hospital, aged 86 years. Beloved wife of the late John, dear mother of Tony, mother-in-law of Anne and grandmother of Stephen, Michael, Zoë, Vicki and Alan. Funeral service to be held at Darlington Crematorium on Tuesday August 17, at 11.45 a.m. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu if desired to, 'Darlington Talking Newspapers', The Northern Echo Building, P.O. Box 14, Priestgate, Darlington, County Durham. DL1 1NF.
WILKINSON Irene On August 10, suddenly. Irene, wife of Digby, mother and grand-mother. Private cremation at her own request.
WILLIAMS August 13 (suddenly at home), of Newgate, Barnard Castle. Rev'd. John Wesley, dearly loved husband of Kate, much loved father of Helen and Steven, loved grandad of Scott and James. Funeral particulars to follow.
WRIGHT On Sunday, August 8, 2004, passed over peacefully after a short illness, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Gordon Huddart, aged 87 years, beloved husband of the late Nancy, loving father of Duncan, Michael and Helen, much loved father-in-law, grandad and great-grandad. Would family and friends please meet for graveside service and interment at South Road Cemetery, Durham on Tuesday, August 17 at 1.00 p.m. With deep gratitude to the team of Ward 18 at the Royal Victoria Infirmary. In Heavenly Love Abiding.
YEOMAN August 11 (at home), of Cowton Fields Farm, East Cowton. Christine Elizabeth (Betty), aged 80 years. Beloved wife of John (Jack), dear mother of Peter and Trish and much loved nan of Richard and Nicola. Service at All Saint's Church, East Cowton at 12.15 p.m. on Tuesday August 17, followed by cremation at Darlington West Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to church funds.
APPLEBY August 15, of Bevan Crescent, Wheatley Hill. Isobel (Belle, nee Fort), aged 82 years. Beloved wife of Arthur, dearly loved mother and grandmother. Cortege leaving residence Thursday at 10.05 a.m. Friends please meet at Thornley Methodist Church for service at 10.15 a.m. followed by cremation at Durham. No flowers by request. Donations in lieu to, Thornley Methodist Church.
BAILEY August 16, suddenly, of 54 Ashcroft, Stanhope. John Terence, aged 55 years, dearly loved husband of Doreen, loving father of Stephen, Andrew, Zoe-Ann and Sandra, a much loved granda of Georgina and Kieron and a dear brother of Leonora. Would friends please meet for service in St. Thomas' Church, Stanhope on Monday, August 23 at 1.00 p.m., followed by interment.
BARKER August 13, peacefully in Darlington Manor Care Home, (formerly of Berkley Road, Darlington and ex. Landlady of The Railway Hotel). Violet, aged 89 years, beloved wife of the late Alf, much loved mother of June, Brian, Alistair and Jane, also a loving mother-in-law, grandma and great-grandma. Funeral Friday, August 20. Would friends please meet at 2.45 p.m. for service at Darlington Crematorium.
BARR August 14, peacefully at Rosedale Nursing Home, formerly of Snape. Elizabeth (Cis), aged 93 years, beloved wife of the late George, dearly loved mother of Joyce and Alan, mother-in-law of Lynda and the late Bryan, also a dear grandma and great-grandma. Funeral service to be held at Darlington Crem-atorium on Thursday, August 19, at 2.15 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for The Macmillan Nurses.
BELL Cyril, died August 13 (peacefully, in hospital), aged 88 years, formerly of Escomb, County Durham. Beloved husband of the late Laura, dear father of Kenneth and Evonne, father-in-law of Janice and devoted grandfather to six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral at Canley Crematorium, Coventry, on Wednesday, August 25. Enquiries to Co-operative Funeral Service, Coventry. Tel. (02476) 225826.
BIRBECK Terry, August 11, 2004. Service at Scunthorpe Crematorium, August 23, at 11.20am. We'll miss you dad but now you're back with mam, love always, Lee and Dale. Kathleen Birbeck, died July 21, 2004.
BRETT August 13 (peacefully, at home), of St. Johns Crescent, Darlington. Linda, aged 43 years. Funeral Tuesday August 24. Would friends please meet 9.45 a.m. for service at Darlington Crematorium. All floral tributes to, The Co-op Funeral Service, 50 St. Cuthberts Way, Darlington.
BROWN August 11, peacefully, in Elderwood Residential Home, Darlington (formerly of Starmer Crescent, Darlington). Irene, aged 90 years, much loved wife to Arthur. Funeral Wednesday, August 25. Would friends please meet at 9.45 a.m. for service at Darlington Crematorium.
BROWN August 17, peacefully in hospital, of Bankhouse, Richmond (formerly St. Hilary Close, Richmond). Evelyn, aged 75 years, beloved wife of Denis, dearly loved mum of Jimmy, Alma, John, Robert, Carol and Roy, a loving grandma. Funeral service at St. Mary's Church, Richmond on Tuesday, August 24 at 1.30 p.m., followed by private cremation. Family flowers only. If desired, donations to the Mowbray Suite, Friarage Hospital, Northallerton are being accepted by J. Blenkiron and Sons Ltd., Victoria House, 21 Queens Road, Richmond, DL10 4AJ.
BUNTING August 12 (peacefully), of Shildon. Vera (nee Farrow), aged 83 years. Loving wife of the late Bob, dearly loved mam of John, Peter and Robert, a dearest mother-in-law, grandma and great-grandma. Friends please meet for service in The Salvation Army hall on Tuesday, August 24 at 1.15 p.m., followed by cremation at Darlington Crematorium.
BURNETT August 13 (suddenly, in hospital), of Barbeck Close, Thirsk. Irene, aged 85 years, beloved wife of the late Robert, loving mother of Malcolm and John, a dear mother-in-law and nanna. The funeral service will be held at St. Michael's Church, Coxwold, on Tuesday, August 24 at 11.30 a.m., followed by interment. Family flowers only please. Donations, in memory, may be made to the Coronary Care Unit, Friarage Hospital, Northallerton.