PRATT High Barnes Sunderland August 19, suddenly but peacefully. Laurie, aged 89 years, beloved husband to Mary, devoted father to Larry and the late Ian, a loving father-in-law to Judith but a loving Mamps to his grandchildren Jason, Justin, Daniel and Melissa and a dear brother to Betty. Friends please meet for service on Thursday, August 26 in Sunderland Crematorium at 11.00 a.m. By request, family flowers only please. Donations if so desired to Urology Research Fund c/o Mr Green's Secretary, Urology Department, Sunderland Royal Hospital, SR4 7TP.
QUINN August 25, of 26 Derwent Close, Sacriston. Arthur, aged 83 years, dearly loved husband of Dorrie, dear father of Paul, Glen and Gail. Friends please meet for Requiem Mass in St. Bede's R.C. Church, Sacriston on Tuesday, August 31 at 11.00 a.m., followed by cremation at Durham Crematorium.
RACE August 19 (peacefully at West Lodge Nursing Home), previously of Foundry Fields, Crook. Doris (nee Lax), aged 94 years. Much loved by family and friends. Life long service and links in The Guiding movement. Requiem Mass to be held in St. Mary's Church, Howden-le-Wear on Thursday, August 26 at 10.15 a.m. followed by cremation at Durham Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations to, West Lodge Nursing Home Residents Fund. All inquiries to, The Co-operative Funeral Service (01388) 603525.
REDHEAD On August 23 (suddenly), Kenneth (Ken), aged 72 years, of Catterick Village. Dearly loved husband of Angela, much loved dad of Jeremy and Mandy, a dear father-in-law to Allan and loving grandpa of Kimberley and Graeme. Funeral service at Richmond Methodist Church on Friday, August 27 at 1.30 p.m. followed by interment in Catterick Village Cemetery. Friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only please, if desired, donations may be given in church for 'The Sudan Appeal'.
REED August 14, whilst on holiday. Mark, aged 43 years. Will friends please meet for a memorial service on Monday, September 6 at 11.15 a.m. Mark, son of Kenneth and Pauline and brother of Shane, father of Kara, Joe, Amie and Beth. Went to sleep in Mallorca with his children and mam and dad. Loved and never forgotten, Mam, Dad and Shane. Love you always forever.
RILEY August 24 (peacefully in hospital), of Ravensworth Avenue, Bishop Auckland. Joan, aged 83 years, beloved daughter of the late Robert and Gladys, a much loved sister of Vivien, Nevil and the late Joyce, also a dear sister-in-law, aunt and great aunt. Funeral particulars later.
ROBINSON (Langley Park) Peacefully, after a short illness, in hospital on August 25, aged 77 years. Bob, the devoted husband of the late Jennie, a much loved dad of Jennifer and Stephen, a dear father-in-law of Des and Jeanette, also a loving grandad of Jane, John, Peter, David and Steven. Bob will be sadly missed by all his loving family and friends. Friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium on Wednesday, September 1 at 3.30 p.m. By request, family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to the R.N.L.I., c/o Stuart Wright Funeral Service Ltd., Langley Park, Durham.
ROBINSON August 24 (in hospital), of Rosemary Court, Darlington. John George (Jack), aged 82 years, dearly loved husband of Eileen, loving dad of Brenda, Susan, David and Jill, dear father-in-law and a much loved grandad and great-grandad. Funeral Thursday. Would friends kindly meet for service at Darlington Crematorium at 11.15 a.m. Family flowers only please. Donations may be sent for Leukaemia Research, c/o Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., Bondgate, Darlington, DL3 7JR.
ROBSON (nee Lutton) August 24 (peacefully after a long illness bravely fought), of Westcott Terrace, Ferryhill. Sandra, aged 47 years, loving partner of Michael, dearly loved mam of Allan, Peter and Lyndsay, also a dearest daughter, sister, grandma, sister-in-law and mother-in-law. Service to be held at St. Luke's Church on Tuesday at 12.45 p.m., followed by private cremation at Durham. Family flowers only. No black to be worn by request. Donations if desired to the MARA Unit at Bishop Auckland General Hopsital and Butterwick Hospice, Bishop Auckland.
ROUTLEDGE August 24 (peacefully), of Witton Park. Vin, aged 78 years, loving husband of the late Nora, dearly loved dad of Nora, Alan, Jean, Charles, Sharon, Tricia and Mark, also a dearest grandad and great-grandad. Friends please meet for service in St. Paul's Church, Witton Park on Tuesday, August 31 at 11.00 a.m., followed by interment in Witton Park Cemetery.
SAMPSON August 21 (in hospital), of 3 The Nurseries, Leyburn (late of Quarry Hills, Leyburn). Gladys Joyce, aged 75 years, a dearly loved sister, aunt and friend. Funeral service at St. Matthew's Church, Leyburn on Thursday, September 2 at 12.00 noon, followed by private cremation. Friends please meet at the church.
SAMPSON Joyce A million memories silently kept Just a simple prayer God Bless Your sister Sandra and Jackie and also Jack and Billy.
SAMPSON Joyce Dearest cousin, our walks now our memories. Love, Vera, Jean and Sheila.
SAMPSON Joyce In loving memory. You will be sadly missed. Sister to Betty and aunt to Carrie, Kay, Lloyd, John and Keith.
SHIELDS August 18, suddenly in hospital, of Mayflower Court, Darlington. Michael (Mick), aged 52 years, loving son of the late William and Anne and a much loved brother and uncle. Funeral service in Bondgate Methodist Church on Thursday at 10.00 a.m. Donations, if desired, may be sent for D.A.D., c/o Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., Bondgate, Darlington, DL3 7JR.
SHUTT August 22 (peacefully, in hospital). Mary Cameron aged 82 years, of Darlington, loved wife of the late Victor, beloved mother of Pamela, also Victor and the late Ann, much loved mother-in-law of Ian, loved grandma of Naomi and Nadine and great-grandma of Richard. Funeral service to take place on Wednesday, September 1 at the United Reformed Church, Northgate at 10.15 a.m., prior to cremation at Darlington Crematorium. Friends invited, please meet at the Church. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
SIDDONS On August 22 (peacefully in hospital), of 5 Annasgarth, Harmby. Jean Elizabeth (Betty), aged 76 years, beloved wife of the late Gerald Siddons and dearly loved mother of Andrew. Funeral service at St. Michael and All Angels' Church, Spennithorne on Friday, August 27 at 1.00 p.m., followed by interment at Harmby Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to be shared between Church Funds and the British Polio Fellowship (plate in church). Friends please meet at the church.
SLATER August 21 (in hospital), of Welbeck Avenue, Darlington. Margaret, aged 77 years. Daughter of the late Ada and Billy Slater and sister to Gordon, Joe, Jean and Dorothy. Funeral arrangements later. Any inquiries to, Darlington Co-operative Funeral Service. Tel: (01325) 463203.
SPENCE August 25, of Dean Gardens, Shildon. Brian, aged 70 years, dearly loved husband of Audrey (nee Rutherford), much loved father of Anne, Dawn, Roy and Alan, also a very dear grandad and father-in-law. Will friends please meet at 10.30 a.m. on Thursday, September 2 for a service at Durham Crematorium. Family flowers only by request. Donations in lieu may, if desired, be left at the crematorium for Ward 2 of the James Cook Hospital.
STEVENSON August 19, of Greenbank Court, Darlington. Gwen (formerly Denham), aged 86 years. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral Friday, August 27. Would friends kindly meet for service at Darlington Crematorium 11.15 a.m., prior to cremation. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu would be much appreciated in aid of Cancer Research, c/o Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., Bondgate, Darlington.
STONE August 18 (peacefully, in Bishop Auckland General). Nellie, aged 98 years, of Lowson Street, Darlington, beloved mother to the late Marjorie, a treasured grandmother to Glen and the late Barrie. Will be sadly missed. Funeral Tuesday, August 31. Would friends please meet for service 9.45 a.m. at Darlington Crematorium.
TARREN August 19 (peacefully, at home with her family), of Claremount, Butter-knowle. Alice, aged 82 years, dearly loved wife of the late Bill, much loved mam of Elizabeth, mother-in-law of Paul and nana of Clare. Funeral Friday. Would friends please meet for Requiem Mass in Our Lady Immaculate and St. Cuthbert's Church, Crook at 10.00 a.m., followed by interment Witton Park Cemetery. R.I.P
TAYLOR August 12 (peacefully in hospital), of Brandon. Billy, aged 89 years, a beloved husband of Ruth. Funeral Wednesday, August 25. Will friends please meet at 11.30 a.m. for service and cremation at Durham Crematorium. Friends are welcome for refreshments after the service at Sycamore Park Hall.
TAYLOR On August 13, tragically as the result of a road accident, whilst on holiday cycling in France, of South Otterington. Neil, dearly loved husband of Val and loving father of Claire and Gill. Funeral service to be held in St. Andrew's Church, South Otterington, 1.00 p.m. Thursday, August 26, followed by cremation. Family flowers only please.
TAYLOR On August 23, suddenly at home. Jean, aged 78 years, dearly loved wife of the late Bill, loving mother of Tim and the late Hughie, mother-in-law to Dana and Jean and dearest grandma to Andrew, Lucy, Emma and Steven. Funeral service to be held in Danby Wiske Parish Church 2.00 p.m. Thursday, September 2, followed by cremation. Family flowers only. Donations, if wished, for the Spaniel Rescue Centres. No mourning or black ties at Jean's request.
WALKER August 25, peacefully in Westcott Nursing Home, formerly of Shotton Colliery. Jane, aged 95 years, dearly beloved mother of Patricia and Sadie, a much loved mother-in-law of Bill and Les and a loving grandma and great-grandma. Cortege leaving Speckmans Funeral Service, Wingate on Wednesday. Friends please meet at Salvation Army, Shotton, for service at 1.00 p.m., followed by cremation at Durham. Family flowers only. Donations, if so desired, to the Salvation Army, c/o Helen Grundy.
WALTON At home at Polperro, High Hill, Keswick on Saturday, August 21. Gordon, aged 70 years, formerly of West Blackdene, Weardale. Beloved husband of Joan and loving father of Tanya and Stephen. The funeral service and interment will take place at Crosthwaite Church, Keswick, Cumbria, on Tuesday, August 24, at 11.30 a.m.
WESTTHORP August 21 (at home), of Carlton Miniott, Thirsk, late of Castleside B.S.C. Works, Consett. Raymond, aged 84 years, beloved husband of Beryl, a loving father, father-in-law, grandad and great-grandad. The funeral service will be held at St. Lawrence's Church, Carlton Miniott, on Thursday, August 26 at 2.30 p.m., followed by private cremation. Family flowers only please. Donations, in memory, may be made to The League of Friends, The Lambert Hospital, Thirsk.
WHITFIELD August 20 (in hospital), of Squires Court, Darlington. Charlotte Lydia (Lottie), aged 90 years, beloved wife of the late John, dearly loved mum of Ian and Dennis, a dear mother-in-law and a loving grandma and great-grandma. Funeral Tuesday. Would friends kindly meet for service in St. Mary's Church, Cockerton at 12.30 p.m., followed by cremation at Darlington Crema-torium. Family flowers only please. Donations may be sent for St. Teresa's Hospice, The Woodlands, Woodland Road, Darlington, DL3 7UA.
WILKINSON August 22, of Bishop Auckland. Arthur William, aged 82 years, beloved husband of the late Joan, devoted father of Gerald, Paul and Julie, a dear father-in-law, much loved and loving grandad, also dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Will friends please meet for service in St. Paul's Church, Witton Park at 10.00 a.m. on Friday, August 27, followed by cremation at Durham. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu may, if desired, be left in church for Church Funds.
WILSON August 15 (suddenly, in hospital), of Hardwick Close, Darlington. Bob, aged 70 years. Much loved husband to Yvonne, loving dad to Susan and Julie, dearly loved stepdad to Tracie, also a devoted father-in-law and grandad. Funeral Tuesday August 31. Would friends please meet 1.45 p.m. for service at Darlington Crematorium
WOOD August 20 (in hospital). Thomas (Tommy), aged 87 years, of The Crescent, Sherburn Village. A devoted husband of Grace, also a much loved father of Joyce and Grace, father-in-law to Bill and Peter and a dear grandfather, sadly missed by all family and friends. Funeral to take place on Thursday. Will friends please meet for service and cremation at Durham Crematorium at 2.30 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu of flowers if deisred to, Cancer Research.