HOBAN August 21, suddenly, at home. Mary Elizabeth, aged 61 years, beloved daughter of Thomas and the late Joan Hoban of Trimdon Village, loving sister of Frank and Michael and a devoted aunt, dearest friend of John. Requiem Mass to be held on Friday in St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Hartlepool at 1.00 p.m., prior to interment at Trimdon Grange Ceme-tery. Friends, neighbours and colleagues are kindly invited, please meet at Church. Donations in lieu of flowers, if so desired, to Epilepsy Action c/o New Anstey House, Gateway Drive, Yeadon, Leeds, LS19 7XY. May She Rest In Peace
HODGSON August 25 (suddenly, at home), of Tudhoe Moor, Spennymoor. Melvyn, aged 57 years. Beloved son of the late Harry and Irene, much loved brother of Mavis and the late Margaret, also a very dear uncle. Would friends please meet at Durham Crematorium on Wednesday at 1.30 p.m. for a service and committal.
HODKINSON August 20, of Bishop Auckland, formerly of Crook. Nita, aged 71 years, beloved wife of the late William, much loved mother of Malcolm, Keith, Louis, Julie and stepmother to Barry, a loving grandma, also a dear sister. Will friends please meet for service in St. Catherine's Church, Crook at 10.30 a.m. on Saturday, August 28, followed by interment in Crook Cemetery.
HUTTON August 26, in hospital, of Zetland Street, Darlington. Herbert (Bert), aged 71 years, beloved husband of Maud, much loved dad of Lisa and Wayne, loving grandad of Jake, brother-in-law of Margaret and Davey and uncle of Kim, Keith and families. Funeral Thursday. Friends please meet for service in Darlington Crematorium at 1.45 p.m.
JARVIE August 23 (peacefully, in hospital). Kenneth, aged 79 years, of Darlington. Beloved husband of Agnes and loving father of Michael. Funeral service to take place on Tuesday August 31, at Darlington Crematorium Chapel at 10.15 a.m. Friends invited, please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu if so desired to, Cancer Research.
JENNER (Gilesgate) Peacefully at home, after a long illness. On August 19, aged 88 years, Robert Leslie (Bob), beloved husband of Ivy, much loved father of Mary and Robert, dear father-in-law of Barbara and Harry, also a loving grandad of Peter, Andrew, Laura and Richard and great-grandad of Sophie, Harvey, Rachel and Will. Would friends please meet for service and cremation at Durham Crematorium on Wednesday, August 25 at 10.30 a.m. Family flowers only please.
KEIRS Robert On August 18, of Quetlaw Road, Wheatley Hill. Bobby, aged 83 years, a dearly beloved husband of Violet, a loving father of Brian, a dear father-in-law of Edith and also a devoted grandad of Lisa, Valerie and Scott and dear great-grandad of Leigh and Brook. Cremation Durham Crematorium on Thursday. Will friends please accept this intimation and meet for service at All Saints' Church, Wheatley Hill at 10.15 a.m.
KIRBY August 20 (peacefully in hospital). Fred, aged 85 years, of Elderwood Residential Home, formerly of Longfield Road, Darlington. A much loved husband of the late Ena, a dearly loved dad to Maureen and Ann, father-in-law to Bob and Steve, a treasured grandad and great-grandad, beloved brother of Lorna and the late Harry. Funeral Thursday, August 26. Will friends please meet for service 3.45 p.m., at Darlington Crematorium.
LAIDLAW August 18, at Harrogate, late of Shildon. James Patrick (Pat), a dearly loved father and brother. Will be sadly missed.
LASSEY Doris On August 23, 2004, peacefully in the Friarage Hospital, of Woolmoor Close, Thirsk. Beloved wife of Philip, also a much loved sister and auntie. Cremation at Darlington Crematorium on Thursday, August 26 at 10.45 a.m. Family flowers only please. Donations, in lieu, for the Friarage Hospital. Would friends please meet at the crematorium.
LAYFIELD August 27 (peacefully, in hospital after a short illness), of Nackshivan Farm, Willington. Joy, aged 70 years, dearly loved wife of John, loving mam of David and Alistair, mother-in-law of Judith and Andrea, dear grandmother of Laura, Ben and Anna and sister of Anne and the late Alan. Friends please meet for service in St. Stephen's Church, Willington on Wednesday, September 1 at 1.45 p.m., followed by cremation at Durham Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations, in lieu, may be given at church in envelopes for Cancer Research U.K.
LEACH John, aged 73 years, peacefully at home on August 18 surrounded by his loving family, of Finchale Crescent, Darlington. Dearly loved husband of Margaret, much loved dad of John, Gordon, Peter, June, Ian and Jim and a loving father-in-law, grandad and great-grandad. Funeral Tuesday, August 31. Friends please meet for service in Darlington Crematorium at 3.15 p.m. Flowers may be sent c/o Whitehouse Funeral Service, 17 West Auckland Road, Darlington.
LEE August 18, peacefully in hospital, of Neasham. Marjorie, aged 87 years, dear sister of Bessie, Elsie and the late Lily and Anne and a much loved aunt and friend of many. Funeral Friday. Friends please meet for service in All Saints' Church, Hurworth at 12.30 p.m., followed by private cremation. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be left at church for All Saints' Church funds.
LOWE August 26 (peacefully at home), of Greenhead, Crook. Kenneth, aged 49 years, beloved son of Catherine, very dear brother of Steven, nephew of Louis, Jim and Christine, also dear friend of Anne. Will friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium on Thursday, September 2 at 2.30 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu may, if desired, be left at the crematorium for North of England Cancer Research.
LOWES August 22 (peacefully after a long illness), of Bishop Auckland, formerly Spennymoor. Richard Edward (Dicky), aged 76 years, loving husband of Maeny, dearly loved dad of Philip and Keith, also a much loved brother, grandad and uncle. Friends please meet for service in Durham Crematorium Chapel on Friday, August 27 at 1.00 p.m., followed by cremation.
MAFHAM August 22 (in hospital after a short illness), of Swaledale Avenue, Darlington. Shelagh, dearly beloved wife of Ray, dearly loved mum of Sue, loving sister of Elizabeth and Ray and a dear aunt. A friend to many people. Funeral Wednesday. Would friends kindly meet for service at Darlington Crematorium at 10.45 a.m. Family flowers only please. Donations may be sent for Cancer Research UK, c/o Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., Bondgate, Darlington, DL3 7JR.
MANGLES August 26 at Portland House, Willington, late of Crook, formerly of Oakenshaw and Willington. Elsie, aged 86 years, beloved wife of the late Sam, loving mother of the late Cynthia, dear mother-in-law of Roy and devoted nana of Stuart and David. Friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium on Wednesday, September 1 at 11.00 a.m.
MARSDEN August 22, of Wheatfield Gardens, Crook. Lewin, aged 71 years. Beloved husband of Betty, a dearly loved father and grandfather. Friends please meet for service in The United Reformed Church, Crook on Tuesday, August 31, at 1.00 p.m. followed by interment in Crook Cemetery.
McCREEDY On August 21 (suddenly, in hospital), of Northallerton. Edward, aged 56 years, beloved husband of Anne, a much loved dad of Joanne, father-in-law of Michael, dearly loved grandad of Annabelle, son of Phyllis and John. Funeral service to be held in Northallerton Methodist Church, 12.30 p.m., on Friday, August 27, prior to cremation. Donations, in lieu of flowers, for The Salvation Army and The British Heart Foundation.
MERRICK August 22 (in hospital), of Haughton Village Nursing, Darlington. Sydney, aged 82 years. Funeral Wednesday September 1. Service 9.45 a.m. prior to cremation at Darlington Crematorium.
MOHUN Robert William (Bob), aged 73 years, of Gatherley Road, Brompton-on-Swale, died suddenly on August 18. Beloved son of the late Thomas William and Mary Jane Mohun, very dear brother to Harold and Margaret and a dear brother-in-law and uncle. Funeral service at St. Paul's Church, Brompton-on-Swale on Wednesday, August 25 at 11.00 a.m., followed by interment in the cemetery. Friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only please, if desired, donations may be given for St. Paul's Church Funds.
MOIR August 24, of Westacres, Middleton St. George. James Neill, aged 78 years, dearly loved husband of Audrey, loving dad of Lois and Rod, dear father-in-law, a much loved grampy and a dear brother. Funeral Wednesday. Would friends kindly meet for service at Darlington Crematorium at 2.45 p.m. Family flowers only please.
NAISBITT August 18, peacefully, of Darlington. Thomas, aged 75 years, devoted dad of Stephen, Kevin and Carl and a much loved grandad, great-grandad and brother of Margaret. Funeral Thursday. Friends please meet for service in Darlington Crematorium at 1.15 p.m.
ORD August 24 (peacefully after a short illness), of Passfield Square, Thorn-ley. James Lawrence, aged 75 years, beloved husband of the late Sheila, loving dad of Alan and Stephen, dearest father-in-law of Lynn and Michelle and a much loved grandad of Maxine, Phillip, Nicola and Ashleigh, also a great-grandad. Cortege leaving residence, Friday, at 12.50 p.m. Friends please meet at Thornley R.C. Church for Requiem Mass at 1.00 p.m., followed by interment at Thornley Cemetery.
OSBORN Freda, aged 81 years, formerly of Conan Drive, Richmond, died peacefully at Richmond House on August 19. Beloved wife of the late Jack, much loved mum of John, Roy, Michael and Andrew and a dear mother-in-law, loving grandma and great-grandma. Funeral service at Darlington Crematorium on Wednesday, August 25 at 2.15 p.m. Friends please meet at the crematorium chapel. Family flowers only, if desired, donations may be given at the crematorium chapel for the Richmond House Residents' Comforts Fund.
PALMER August 19. Ron, of Darlington, a much loved husband of Jean, dearly loved father to Andrew and father-in-law to Mui. Will be sadly missed by all family and friends. Funeral Thursday, August 26. Would friends please meet at 9.00 a.m. for service at St. Mary's Church, Cockerton, followed by cremation at 9.45 a.m. at Darlington Crema-torium. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to Cancer Research.
PARKER August 18 (peacefully in hospital), of Coniscliffe Road, Darlington and formerly of Cockerton Post Office. Rosemary, aged 53 years, much loved wife of Keith, devoted mother of Stuart and Phillip, dearly loved and hugely missed grandma to Shanice, Jasmin, Morgan and Reese. Sadly missed by family, friends and all that knew her. Funeral Thursday, August 26. Would friends kindly meet for service at St. Augustine's R.C. Church at 1.45 p.m. prior to interment in West Cemetery. The family would like to invite everybody who had the pleasure of knowing Rosemary for refreshments at The New Grange Hotel, following the funeral service and committal.
PARKER Rosemary Frances GRANDMA If there was a line up to Heaven we'd call you up and say "Gran, we love and miss you today and every day". Thank you for making us who we are today. Lots of Love Shanice and Jasmin xxx
PARKER Rosemary Frances MAM The next time we meet will be at Heaven's door, You will be there to meet us and we will cry no more. We'll put our arms around you and kiss your smiling face And then those broken hearts of ours will fall back into place. We will miss you lots. Love Always Stuart and Amanda
PARKER Rosemary Our love and deepest sympathies on your sudden sad loss, to Keith, Stuart, Phillip and families. Love from Alister, Barbara, Alex, Sam, Ron, Joan, Marion, John, Natalie and Lauren. Perth, Western Australia.
PATTERSON On August 26, suddenly at home, 36 Front Street, Witton Gilbert, Durham. David, aged 50 years (B.E.M.), devoted husband of Anne and dear father of Ian and Kevin. Friends please meet for service at St. Cuthbert's Church, North Road, Durham on Thursday, September 2 at 11.00 a.m., interment to follow and afterwards all welcome to Travellers Rest, Witton Gilbert. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Gateway Wheelers, c/o 36 Front Street, Witton Gilbert.
PLANT A Memorial Service for the late James Middleton Plant, followed by Burial of Ashes will be held at St. Mary's Church, Hornby on Tuesday, August 31 at 11.00 a.m. Donations, if desired, may be given for Hornby Church. Plate in Church.