NEWSOME May 2, suddenly whilst on holiday, of 4 Farr Holme, Blackwell, Darlington. Jean Ellen (nee Baines), dearly loved wife of Kenneth, beloved mother of Richard and Elizabeth and a much loved grandmother and great-grandmother. Funeral Wednesday, May 14. Friends please meet for service in St. Cuthbert's Church at 12.30 p.m., followed by private cremation. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be sent to The Camphill Village Trust, Botton, YO21 2NJ.
ORR May 7, in Howden Burn Nursing Home, Lanchester. John Dickson, aged 76 years, beloved husband of Betty, devoted father of Elizabeth and Margaret, a much loved and loving grandfather, also a dear brother. Will friends please meet for service in Mountsett Crema-torium, Stanley/Consett at 2.00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14. Family flowers only. Donations may, if desired, be left at the crematorium for the Residents' Fund at Howden Burn Nursing Home.
PARKIN John Thomas On May 7, of 6 Ryan Terrace, Wheatley Hill. John, aged 82 years, a dearly beloved husband of Doreen and loving father of Frank and the late Colin, dear father-in-law of Pam, also a devoted grandad, great-grandad and uncle. Cremation Durham Crematorium on Wednesday. Friends please accept this intimation and meet for service at the crematorium at 10.00 a.m. Family flowers only. Bus provided.
PATTINSON May 2, peacefully at home, Coundon, Bishop Auckland, Jean, aged 70 years, beloved wife of Kenneth, dearly loved mam of June, dear mother-in-law to John, also a much loved and loving nana to Daniel and Joanne. Cortege to leave her daughter's residence at 10.55 a.m. on Monday, May 12 for service in St. James' Church, Coundon at 11.10 a.m., followed by cremation at Durham. Will friends please meet at church.
PEACOCK David Scott Williamson (Scott), aged 36 years, at Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham, England after a twenty year battle with illness. Youngest son of Agnes (deceased) and Jim. Loved brother of Stuart (Odensse, Denmark), Alan (Newton Aycliffe) and Liz (Coonabarabran, Australia) and their respective partners Tina, Bente and Colin. He will be sadly missed by his Newton Aycliffe nephew Ross and niece Danielle and remembered fondly by his Danish nephew Mads and niece Fie and Australian nieces Shona and Katrina. Also Bella, a very special friend. Please meet at West Cemetery Chapel, Darlington Crematorium for funeral service 1.15 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2003. Battled bravely and lost, finally at peace in God's pain free care.
PORTER-MERRY Joan, aged 86 years, died peacefully on May 3, in Scarborough General Hospital (formerly of Reeth). Dearly loved wife of the late George, a dear mother of Ian, Jean and the late Sandra and special mum-in-law to Sylvia, Nigel and John, a loving grandma to Laura, Rebecca, Thomas, Georgina and Alexander. Funeral and cremation service on Tuesday, May 13 at 2.00 p.m. at Woodlands. Friends please meet at crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations if desired please for British Heart Foundation, plate provided. Resting at B. Bernard and Sons.
RAYNER Delves April 30, aged 72 years. Jean, dear wife of the late Joe, loving mother and mother-in-law of Derek and Lynn, devoted gran of Paul and Michelle, great-gran to all the family. Friends please meet at Consett Parish Church on Wednesday May 7, at 12.30 p.m. for service prior to interment at Blackhill Cemetery 1.15 p.m.
READMAN May 5 (peacefully at Leeming Garth), formerly of Romanby. Maisie, aged 93 years, dearly beloved wife of the late Harland, dearly loved mother of Maureen, Gordon and the late Jack and Joe, also dear mother-in-law, grandma and great-grandma. Funeral service to be held at Darlington Crematorium on Tuesday, May 13 at 1.45 p.m. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, for the Friends of the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton.
RICHARDSON May 5 (peacefully at Abbots Court Residential Home), late of Thornley. Raymond, aged 82 years, beloved husband of the late Connie, dearly loved father and grandad also a much loved uncle. Cortege leaving 7 Gore Hill Estate, Thornley Thursday at 2.20 p.m. Friends please meet at Thornley Methodist Church for service at 2.30 p.m., followed by interment at Thornley Cemetery.
RIDDLE (nee Pybus) May 1, peacefully, surrounded by her family, of Neasham. Mary, aged 79 years, beloved wife of the late James (Jim), much loved mam of Mark and Linda, a devoted grandma of Benjamin and a dear sister of Gordon. Funeral Thursday. Friends please meet for service in Darlington Crematorium at 10.15 a.m.
ROBINSON May 1, peacefully, in Aycliffe Nursing Home (formerly of Greenbank Court, Darlington). Doris May, aged 85 years, beloved wife of the late Fred, loving mam of Christine and Ian, much loved mother-in-law to Peter and Angela, devoted grandma to Matthew, also a much loved sister to Jenny and the late Margaret. Funeral Friday, May 9. Would friends please meet 10.15 a.m. for service at Darlington Crematorium.
ROBSON May 1, in Shafto House, Newton Aycliffe, (formerly of Tow Law). Elizabeth, (Lizzie), aged 99 years, dearest mother of the late Daniel, Billy and Alice, a dear mother-in-law of Betty and Margaret, loving aunt of Frances and a much loved grandmother and great-grandmother. Funeral service to take place on Monday May 12, 3.00 p.m. at St. Clare's Church, Newton Aycliffe followed by interment in Stephenson Way Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu for, Cancer Research c/o, Lloyds Bank, Skinnergate, Darlington. DL3 7ND.
ROWLANDSON May 3 (suddenly), of Hall Lane Estate, Willington. Matthew, aged 72 years, beloved husband of Pat, loving dad of Lynn, also a devoted granda and great-granda. Friends please meet for service at Willington Methodist Church on Tuesday, May 13 at 10.15 a.m, followed by cremation at Durham. Family and friends are welcome to a reception afterwards at Willington Prospect Club. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, for the paramedics, may be left in church.
SCOTT May 3, (peacefully, in hospital), of Shildon Court, Shildon. Pearl, aged 76 years, beloved wife of the late Dan, devoted mam of Vivienne, Tracy and Stephen, also a dear mother-in-law nana and great-nana. Friends please meet for service in Shildon Methodist Church on Wednesday May 14, at 11.10 a.m. followed by cremation at Durham Crematorium. Always in our thoughts.
SCOTT May 4, (suddenly, at home), of Newton Aycliffe. Dennis, aged 80 years, (former manager of Walter Wilsons, Newton Aycliffe). A beloved husband of the late Betty, a much loved dad of Douglas and Elaine, a respected father-in-law of Martha and Roland, a loving grandad of Amy and the late Lucy, also a devoted great-grandad of Elenia Lucy. Will friends please meet for service at Darlington West Cemetery Chapel on Wednesday May 14, at 3.45 p.m. followed by cremation at Darlington Crematorium.
SCOTT May 6, (in hospital), of Crook. Brenda Ann, aged 59 years, dearly loved wife of Wilfred and a dear daughter of Edna Garrod. Friends please meet for service and cremation at Durham Crematorium on Wednesay May 14, at 2.00 p.m. Family flowers only.
SCRATON May 2 (suddenly, at home), of Thorndale Road, Belmont, Durham. Brian, aged 71 years, beloved husband of Jean, much loved father of Peter, Judith and Sally, a dear father-in-law and a devoted grandad of Thomas, Jessie, Lottie, Joe, Danny and James. Friends please meet for service at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Belmont on Friday at 9.15 a.m., followed by cremation at Durham. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if so desired, to Haematology Research, c/o Dr. G. Jackson, Ward 8, R.V.I. Hospital, Newcastle.
SELBY April 30 (peacefully, in hospital), of Wood Vue, Spennymoor. Iris, aged 78 years, a dearly loved wife of Jim, a much loved mam. Would friends please meet for service in St. Andrew's Church at 9.45 a.m. on Friday, May 9, followed by cremation at Durham.
SHAW Muriel Ethel, aged 79 years, of Gilling West, died peacefully on May 4 at St. John of God, Scorton. Dearly loved wife of Cedric, much loved mother of Penny and Elizabeth and dearest granbo to Clare and Alison. Funeral service at St. Agatha's Church, Gilling West on Tuesday, May 13 at 10.45 a.m., followed by private cremation. Friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only. If desired, donations may be given in church for St. Vincent's and St. William's Wards at St. John of God, Scorton for the benefit of the residents.
SHEAD May 1, (suddenly, at home), of Sherburn Hill. John, aged 56 years, a beloved dad, a sadly missed brother and uncle, also a treasured granda. Would friends please meet for service and cremation at Durham Crematorium on Thursday May 8, at 9.00 a.m.
SHEPHERD May 3, peacefully at home, in Yarm. George Robert, aged 89 years, dearly loved husband of Pauline, loving father of Keith. Funeral service and cremation to be held in St. Bede's Chapel, Teesside Crematorium 1.00 p.m. Friday, May 9. Family flowers only. Donations, if wished, for Yarm Surgery.
SIDDLE May 2, (suddenly), of 31 Coronation Road, Chilton. Marie, aged 71 years, dearly loved wife of James and a dear mam of James and beloved sister of Matthew, Marjorie, Derek and Joan. Cortege leaving residence at 12 noon on Friday May 9, for service and cremation at Durham Crematorium at 12.30 p.m.
SIMPSON May 6, of Cedar Lodge, Middleton St. George (formerly of Friars Pardon, Hurworth). Winifred Florence, aged 86 years, beloved wife of the late Dr. Simpson (Jock), dearly loved mum, grandma and great-grandma. Funeral Wednesday. Friends please meet for service in West Cemetery Chapel at 2.15 p.m., followed by private cremation. Flowers may be sent c/o Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., Bondgate, Darlington.
SOKELL Peacefully at Borders General Hospital, Melrose on May 8, 2003. Thomas Sokell (Ted), late of Crossgate, Durham City. Beloved husband of the late Harriet Jackson, much loved father of John, Raymond, Patricia and Doreen, loving grandfather, great-grandfather, father-in-law and brother to the family. Service at Mortonhall Crematorium, Edinburgh on Tuesday, May 13 at 2.30 p.m. All friends are respectfully invited.
SPARK Chester-le-Street, Eighton Lodge, peacefully on May 1, aged 94 years, Enid, much loved mother of John and Wendy. Funeral at Birtley Crematorium on Monday May 12 at 1.00 p.m. No flowers, donations to Alzeheimers Society.