TARREN November 29 (peacefully in his sleep, after a short illness), of Dormand Drive, Peterlee. James Henry, aged 79 years, much loved husband of Mary, devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Cortege leaving residence Friday at 8.30 a.m. Friends please meet at Durham Crematorium for service and cremation at 9.00 a.m. Family flowers only please.
TAYLOR December 1 (peacefully in hospital), of Wareham Way, Sunnybrow. Jean, aged 69 years, dearly loved wife of Jack, much loved mam of David, Brian, Kevin and Julie, dear mother-in-law of Sheila, Linda, Ann and Alan and a devoted nanna. A private cremation will be held on Wednesday.
THOMPSON Joyce Suddenly in hospital on November 28, (former Mayor of Peterlee), of 23 Tees Close, Peterlee. Joyce, aged 75 years. Dearest sister of Bec, beloved aunty of George, Gillian, Linda, Frank, Ian and Vera, dearest sister-in-law of Blanche, a dearest great-aunty of all her nieces and nephews and also a great friend to all. Cremation Sunderland Crematorium Tuesday December 7. Friends please accept this intimation and meet for service at St. Cuthbert's Church, Peterlee at 11.00 a.m. Private from church.
THORNTON Carroline Billingham On November 25, at home. Carroline (nee Headley), aged 55 years, dearly loved mam of Craig, Joanne, Philip, Lizi and the late Angela, loving grandma of Emma, Sian, Joshua Edward, devoted daughter of the late Ted and Rachel and very dear sister of Julia. Funeral service of Thanksgiving at St. Hilda's Chapel, Teesside Crematorium, Acklam Road, Middlesbrough, Thursday 1.15 p.m. Friends and neighbours please meet at the crematorium chapel. Flowers or donations, if so desired, to The Butterwick Hospice, Fund Raising Office, Kaesbeck House, Middlefield Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS19 8KN. All the grief is over, every restless tossing passed. I am now at peace forever, safely home in Heaven at last.
UZZELL November 24, peacefully in Belmont Grange Residential Home, of Devonshire Road, Belmont, Durham. Janet, in her 100th year, beloved wife of the late Joe, dearly loved by all her family and friends. Friends please meet for service at Mary Magdalene Church, Belmont on Friday, December 3 at 12.15 p.m., followed by cremation at Durham.
VASEY November 25, of Ferryhill, peacefully in hospital after a long illness courageously borne with courage, dignity and determination. Fred, aged 73 years, beloved husband of Norma, dear brother-in-law and uncle and also a friend of many. Friends please meet for service at St. Luke's Church on Thursday at 10.15 a.m., followed by cremation at Durham. Family flowers only by request, but donations may be left t church in a sealed envelope for The Butterwick Hospice at Bishop Auckland.
VICKERS Marjorie (nee Ohlson), aged 62 years, of Middleton Tyas, died suddenly at home on November 28. Dearly loved wife of John, a much loved mother and grandma, dear daughter of Ella Ohlson and sister to Adrienne. Funeral service at Darlington Crematorium on Friday, December 3 at 9.45 a.m. Family flowers only please. If desired, donations for The British Heart Foundation, c/o John Blenkiron and Sons Ltd., Funeral Directors, Victoria House, 21 Queens Road, Richmond. DL10 4AJ.
WALKER On November 30, peacefully at Brentwood Lodge, Leyburn (formerly of Park Lane, Middleham). Derek, aged 80 years, beloved husband of Marjery, dearly loved father of Maureen and Richard, father-in-law of Glyn and Pamela, a very dear grandad of Rachel, Zoe and Peter and great-grandad of James. Funeral service at St. Mary and St. Alkelda's Church, Middleham on Monday, December 6 at 12.00 noon, followed by private family committal. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to be shared between Church Funds and Brentwood Lodge (plate in church). Friends please meet at the church.
WAYMAN November 29 (peacefully in Bethany House). Joyce, aged 57 years of Bethany House, Newton Aycliffe (formerly of Chilton), beloved daughter of the late Mary and Charlie Wayman, also a much loved sister and aunt who will be sadly missed. Funeral Monday, December 6. Would friends please meet 3.30 p.m., for service at Durham Crematorium.
WEYAND (Gateshead, formerly of Milton Keynes). Died in St. Oswald's Hospice on December 1, 2004. Jason, dear son of Marsha and Robert. After a most courageous stand for four years against tongue based cancer. Simple service at Saltwell Crematorium on Monday, December 6 at 12.00 noon. No flowers by request. Special thanks to the brilliant staff at Freeman Hospital (Ward 10), Newcastle General, RVI Hospital, Marie Curie Hospice, Macmillan Nurses and St. Oswald's Hospice. Comfort in knowing you are at peace in "the spirit world".
WILSON (Witton Gilbert) Peacefully, in hospital on November 30, aged 68 years, June. A loving sister of Peggy and a much loved aunt. A wonderful lady who will be sadly missed by all her loving family and friends. Friends please meet for service and cremation in Durham Crematorium on Monday December 6, at 3.00 p.m.
WILSON November 30, peacefully at his home in Manfield. William Ralph, aged 68 years, dearly loved husband of Jeanette, dear dad of Chris, Richard and Diane, and a much loved father-in-law and grandad. Funeral Tuesday, December 7. Friends please meet for service in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Wycliffe at 12.30 p.m., followed by private interment. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be given for the Macmillan Nurses and St. Mary's Church.
WILSON November 28, of Ingleton and formerly East Herrington. Maisie (nee Whyte), aged 75 years, devoted wife of the late Joseph William, beloved mother of Ernest, David and Linda, a dear mother-in-law to Kathy, Maureen and Tom, also a much loved and loving grandmother. Will friends please meet for service in Ingleton Methodist Chapel at 1.30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1, followed by interment in Ingleton Churchyard.
WYRILL Ada Dorothy, on November 24 (peacefully in hospital), in her 94th year, beloved wife of the late Robert and loving mother of Rob, Ken, Jean and Geoff, a dear mother-in-law and much loved gran and great-gran. Service and interment at St. Leonard's Church, Farlington on Friday, December 3 at 11.30 a.m. Family flowers only please. Donations to the church if so desired.
WYTCHERLEY (nee Tovey) November 26 (suddenly in hospital). Lily, aged 76 years, of Rydal Road, Darlington, a dearly beloved wife to Terry, a much loved sister of Pam, Rose, Evelyn, June, Pat and Charles also a loving aunt and great-aunt. Funeral Friday, December 3. Would friends please meet 12.30 p.m., for service in Assembly of God Pentecostal Church, Corporation Road, Darlington, prior to interment into The West Cemetery.
ALLISON John William of Perth, Australia (formerly of Frosterley), passed away peacefully on December 4, 2004. Loved father of John and Glynn and families. Rest in Peace.
ANDERSON (nee Hutchinson) December 3 (peacefully in hospital). Mary, aged 68 years of King William Street, Darlington, a beloved wife to Jim, a much loved mam to Beverley, mother-in-law to Samuel and a dear sister to John and Margaret also a treasured granny to Violet, Samuel, Natalie, Louisa, Sonny and great-gran to Gracie. Funeral Friday, December 10. Would friends please meet 10.45 a.m., for service at Darlington Crematorium.
ARMSTRONG On December 6 (of Newton Aycliffe, formerly of Darlington). Arthur, aged 78 years. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, December 15, 12.00 noon at West Cemetery, School Aycliffe.
BAKER Mary (Blackpool), oldest daughter of Richard and Veronica Champley, sister of Mavis and Veronica. R.I.P.
BARKER On December 4. Robert, of Osgoodby, Thirsk, aged 92 years, beloved husband of Ivy, father and grandpa. Funeral service and interment at St. Mary's Church, Kilburn on Thursday, December 9 at 2.00 p.m. Donations, if desired, may be given for the Lambert Hospital.
BARWICK December 7 (peacefully at home, after a short illness borne with dignity). Ronald (Ron), aged 75 years, dearly loved husband of Sheila, loving stepdad of Mark, Paul and Vikki, a loving brother of Joyce and Elsie, also a dear brother-in-law and a much loved grandad. Will be sadly missed by all the family. Funeral Monday, December 13. Would friends please meet 10.45 a.m. for service at Darlington Crematorium.
BIRKETT John Lionel, aged 72 years, of Richmond, died peacefully in hospital on December 1. Much loved father of David, Michael and Peter, a dear father-in-law, loving grandad and partner to Ann. Funeral service at St. Mary's Church, Richmond on Thursday, December 9 at 10.30 a.m., followed by private cremation. Friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only, if desired, donations for The Yorkshire Air Ambulance, c/o John Blenkiron and Sons Ltd., Funeral Directors, Victoria House, 21 Queens Road, Richmond, DL10 4AJ.
BLAKEWAY (Heslop) Norah Mary, aged 92 years, of Carmel Road South, Darlington, died in hospital on November 30. Beloved wife of the late Fred Heslop and the late Ted Blakeway, dearly loved mother of Sheila, Cherry and Christine and a dear mother-in-law, loving grandma and great-grandma. Funeral service at Elm Ridge Methodist Church, Darlington on Thursday, December 9 at 1.15 p.m., followed by private cremation. Friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only. If desired, donations may be given in church for Yorkshire Cancer Research and Elm Ridge Methodist Church funds.
BOOTH Raymond (Ray), aged 86 years, of Gilling Road, Richmond, died suddenly at home on November 30. Beloved husband of the late Maureen, much loved dad of Michael, dear father-in-law to Val and loving grandad of Sarah and Adam. Funeral service at St. Mary's Church, Richmond on Monday, December 13 at 1.00 p.m., followed by private cremation. Friends please meet at the church.
BRADFORD On December 7 (peacefully in hospital), of St. Paul's Court, Stockton. Jim, aged 85 years, dear brother of Rhona, a loving brother-in-law and uncle. Funeral Monday, December 13. Friends please meet for service in Darlington Crematorium Chapel at 1.15 p.m. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, for Cancer Research UK, P.O. Box 123, London WC2A 3PX.
BRADSHAW West Auckland December 1 (tragically), of Edith Terrace. Kevin, aged 31 years, beloved partner of Diane, beloved friend to Lewis, much loved father to Jade and Courtney, dearly loved son of Angela and Bobby, dearly beloved brother of Andrew and Christ-opher, a dearly beloved uncle of James, Colin and Caitlin, dearly beloved brother-in-law of Maren and Delphia. He will be sadly missed by all his family, colleagues and many friends, especially Scott. Funeral Wednesday, December 15. Service to be held at Lands Methodist Church, near Cockfield, 10.15 a.m., prior to cremation at Darlington Crematorium 11.15 a.m. Would friends kindly meet at the church or the crematorium. Floral tributes, if so desired, may be sent to Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., 59a Bondgate, Darlington, DL3 7JR. Tel. (01325) 465647. Always in our hearts, we will love and miss you forever. Love you.
BRAND Marjorie (nee Light), aged 78 years, of Catterick Village, formerly of Whitcliffe Grange, Richmond, died peacefully in hospital on December 4, after a short illness. Dearly loved wife of Jim, much loved mam of Barry and Pamela and dear mother-in-law to Angela and Martin. Funeral service at St. Mary's Church, Richmond on Wednesday, December 15 at 2.15 p.m., followed by cremation at Darlington. Friends please meet at the church. Flowers, if desired, may be sent to John Blenkiron and Sons, Funeral Directors, Victoria House, 21 Queens Road, Richmond.
BROOKES December 8 (peacefully), an active resident of Spennymoor. David, aged 41 years, beloved partner of Angela Billington. Would family and friends please meet in St. Andrew's Church, Friday for a service at 10.45 a.m., followed by private committal at Durham Crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to "Cancer Research U.K.", c/o Lambton House, 6 Lambton Road, Jesmond, Newcastle, NE2 4RX.
BROOKS December 1 (peacefully), in Hundens Park Care Home. Mavis (nee Devenport), aged 68 years of Darlington. Loving daughter of the late George and Winifred, much loved sister of Valerie. Winnie, Raymond, June and the late George, also a dearly loved auntie, sister-in-law, nanna and loving mother of Geraldine and Dianne. Funeral service to take place on Tuesday December 7, at St. James' Church, Albert Hill at 1.30 p.m. Friends invited, please meet at the church, followed by private cremation. No flowers by request.
BROWN December 3, of West Auckland, after a long illness. Liz (nee Ramsey), aged 64 years, beloved wife of Tom, devoted mam of Nigel, Janice, Peter and Neil, a dear mother-in-law, much loved and loving gran, also a dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Will family and friends please meet for service in West Auckland Methodist Church at 2.00 p.m. on Thursday, December 9, followed by interment in West Auckland Cemetery.