TAYLOR December 14, of Taylor Avenue, Bearpark. John George, aged 84 years, beloved husband of the late Edith, loving dad of Anthony, Paul and Mark, father-in-law of Sharon, Yvonne and Karan and a much loved grandad. Friends please meet for service in St. Edmund's Church on Monday, December 20 at 9.15 a.m., followed by cremation at Durham. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu may be given after the service for St. Edmund's Church.
TAYLOR December 17 (in hospital), of Hutton Henry. Muriel Louisa (nee Gibson), aged 75 years, dearly loved wife of the late Tom, much loved mother of Kathleen, Polly and David, dear mother-in-law of Keith and Chris, devoted grandmother of Katie, Sara, Kirsty and Zoe. Cortege leaving residence Wednesday at 11.40 a.m. Friends please meet at St. Francis' Church for service at 11.50 a.m., followed by cremation at Hartlepool. Family flowers only please. Donations, if so desired, to Children's Heart Research, Freeman Hospital, c/o Pauline Walker. Forever in our hearts
TIPLADY December 9 (peacefully in hospital). Richard, aged 68 years of Neasham Hill Farm, Neasham, dearly loved husband of Irene, dearest dad of Peter, Wendy and David, father-in-law of Christine, Dave and Dianne, doting grandad of eleven grandchildren and a sadly missed brother of Mary. Funeral Thursday, December 16. Would friends please meet 1.00 p.m., for service at All Saints' Church, Hurworth followed by private cremation. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu of Ward 31 Trust Fund, Darlington Memorial Hospital.
TURNBULL Framwellgate Moor Peacefully on December 15. Geoffrey, aged 74 years, a dearly loved husband of Irene, father of Linda and David, father-in-law of Beverley and grandfather of Clare and Debbie. Will be sadly missed by all the family. Would friends please meet at Durham Crematorium on Wednesday, December 22 at 12.00 noon for service.
TWEEDY Jeanne, aged 54 years (formerly of the Shoulder of Mutton, Middleton Tyas), died peacefully at the Friary Hospital, Richmond on December 16, 2004. Dearly loved wife of Stan, dear sister of Val, sister-in-law of Susan and Gerald and a much loved aunty of Chris, Gemma, Anna and Erin. Funeral service in St. Michael and All Angels' Church, Middleton Tyas on Thursday, December 23 at 1.30 p.m., followed by interment in the churchyard. Friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, may be given in church for the Victoria Ward, Friary Hospital, Macmillan Nurses and Church Funds.
TYERS (nee Cairns) On December 11, peacefully, with dignity and her family around her. Mavis, aged 59 years, dearly beloved wife of Henry, devoted mam of Julie, Linda and Jimmy, a very special mother-in-law of Mary-Ellen, Wayne and Beau, also a much loved granny of Kizzy, Pearl-Annie, Jimmy, Charlie and James and so dearly loved by all who knew her. Service to be held at St. Charles' R.C. Church, Tudhoe on Thursday at 2.00 p.m., followed by interment at York Hill Cemetery.
VERDON December 15 (peacefully in hospital), of Holberry Terrace. Ruth (nee Callaghan), aged 82 years, dearly beloved wife of the late Barney, devoted mother of Barbara and mother-in-law to Barry, also a much loved nana of Aaron, Lisa and Sarah. Cremation Tuesday, December 21 at Durham. Cortege leaving her daughter Barbara's residence (Riverside, South Church) at 12.30 p.m. for a service in the Methodist Chapel, Auckland Park at 12.40 p.m. Friends please meet at chapel.
WALKER December 11, of Coundon. Jean, aged 62 years, beloved wife of John, devoted mam of Andrew, dear mother-in-law to Elaine, a much loved and loving grandma of Kathryn, also a dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Cortege to leave her son's residence at 3.00 p.m. on Friday, December 17 for service in Durham Crematorium at 3.30 p.m. Would friends please meet at Durham. Family flowers only. Donations, in lieu, may be left at the crematorium for Cancer Research.
WALKER Arthur, aged 78 years, of Winston, died peacefully at home on December 8. Dearly loved husband of Phyllis. Funeral service at Darlington Crematorium on Thursday, December 16 at 11.15 a.m. Friends please meet at the crematorium chapel.
WALSH Peacefully, in hospital, of Thirsk. Lynne (nee Harris), aged 64 years, beloved wife of Jim, dearly loved mother of Richard, Susan and Jonathan, mother-in-law of Vanessa, Paul and Chez, a special grandmother, loving daughter of May, a dear sister of Anthony and Leslie. Will friends please meet for service at St. Mary's Church, Thirsk on Tuesday, December 21 at 1.00 p.m.
WATERS Died December 15, peacefully at Lutterworth Cottage Hospital. Rose Margaret, aged 74 years, of Bedale, dear wife of the late Frank, loving mother of Mary, Frank and James and grandma of William, Thomas and Daniel. Funeral service to be held at West Tanfield Methodist Chapel on Wednesday, December 22 at 11.00 a.m., followed by interment. (Cut flowers are preferred).
WATSON On December 2, her 74th birthday, in hospital, of Stokesley, former Deputy Commander at Carlton Outdoor Centre. Elizabeth, dearly loved partner of Dennis. Cremation service has been held at her request.
WEATHERALD December 15 (peacefully in hospital), of Ullswater Crescent, Crook. Margaret Elizabeth (nee Henderson), aged 93 years, beloved wife of the late Arthur, devoted mother of Malcolm and the late Jeff, dear mother-in-law of Rita and Marlene, also a much loved grandma of Dawn and Kevin and great-grandma of Dean and Ashleigh. Friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium on Tuesday, December 21 at 2.30 p.m. Family flowers only please. Sadly missed
WEBSTER Christine Ann, aged 58 years, of 12 Meadowfield Road, Colburn, died suddenly in hospital on December 8. Dearly loved wife of George, much loved mum of Debra, Linda, Barbara and George, a loving grandma and a very dear sister and aunt. Funeral service at St. Cuthbert's Church, Colburn on Friday, December 17 at 12.30 p.m., followed by interment in Hipswell Cemetery. Friends please meet at the church.
WEIGHTMAN December 11, of Bishop Auckland. Julie, aged 87 years, beloved wife of the late Jimmy and devoted mam of Stephanie. Will family and friends please meet for service in Durham Crematorium at 1.00 p.m. on Friday, December 17.
WEST On December 14, suddenly in hospital, of Bradford Crescent, Gilesgate. James Wilfred, aged 61 years, dearest dad of Karen, Amanda and Andrew, much missed father-in-law of Neil, Michael and Claire, devoted grandad of Craig, Philip, Rebecca, Luke and baby Emma. Funeral to take place on Friday, December 17. Family and friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium, 9.00 a.m. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if so desired, to University Hospital Durham, plate provided at crematorium.
WHELDON Iris, aged 79 years, of West Auckland, died on December 12, due to a tragic accident. Beloved wife of the late Robert William, much loved mam of Jean, Margaret, Jacqueline and the late Jeffrey, dear mother-in-law of Lilian, Billie and Kenny, a loving gran, great-gran and sister-in-law of Maude. Funeral service at St. Helen's Church, St. Helens Auckland on Monday, December 20 at 11.00 a.m., followed by cremation at Durham. Friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only. If desired, donations for West Auckland Memorial Hall may be sent to James and John Blenkiron, Funeral Directors, 100 Galgate, Barnard Castle, DL12 8BJ.
WIGHAM (nee Blyth) December 15, of Chester Crescent, West Cornforth. Margaret, aged 80 years, beloved wife of the late Robert, dearly loved mam of Ann, Christine, Charles and the late Robert Jnr., dearest mother-in-law of Peggy, also a much loved nana of Ian, Paul, David and Joanne. Will friends please meet for service at Holy Trinity Church, West Cornforth on Tuesday at 2.45 p.m., followed by cremation at Durham. A bus will be provided.
WILLEY Durham City At home with his family, on December 14. David, a much loved husband, dad and grandpop. Journalist and Magistrate. Friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium on Tuesday, December 21 at 10.30 a.m. By request, family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, may be sent via the family to Cancer Research.
WILSON St. Aidan's Lodge Peacefully, in hospital, on December 9. Annie, aged 97 years, dearly beloved wife of the late Charles, much loved mam of Bernice and the late Raymond, a dear mother-in-law and grandmother. Friends please meet at St. Bede's R.C. Church, Newton Hall for service on Wednesday, December 15 at 10.00 a.m., prior to interment in South Road Cemetery.
WILSON December 10 (suddenly at home), of New Hall Farm, Wolsingham. Douglas William, aged 60 years, loving father of William, much loved grandfather of Lauren and Beth and a dear brother of John and nephew of Florence. Will friends please meet for service in Wolsingham Parish Church on Friday, December 17 at 11.00 a.m., followed by interment. No flowers by request. Donations in lieu, if desired, to the British Heart Foundation, c/o Barclays Bank, Wolsingham.
WOOD Ethel (nee Alderson), on November 23 at Silverdale, Staffs (formerly Moor Edge Brandon. After a long illness borne with great patience and surrounded by her loving family. Was cremated December 3. Now at Peace.
ABERDEEN December 21, in Bishop Auckland General Hospital, of Church View Nursing Home, South Church. Thomas William, aged 87 years, dearly loved husband of the late Mary Catherine, devoted father of Brian Thomas, Teresa and David and a dear father-in-law of Linda, Dave and Linda, also a much loved grandad and great-grandad. Interment Thursday, December 30 in St. Cuthbert's R.C. Churchyard following a Requiem Mass in St. Cuthbert's R.C. Church, Crook at 10.00 a.m. Friends please meet at church. Floral tributes may be delivered to The Co-operative Chapel of Rest, Hope Street, Crook. R.I.P.
ALDERSON December 20, formerly of Fir Tree Cottage, East Cowton. Frederick, aged 94 years, beloved husband of the late Joan. Service at Elm Ridge Methodist Church at 1.45 p.m. on Friday, December 24, followed by cremation at Darlington West Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, may be given to Elm Ridge Methodist Church, plate in church.
ALLPORT On December 18, peacefully in Belmont Grange Nursing Home, Durham and late of Hatfield Road, Newton Aycliffe. Jane, aged 83 years. Will be sadly missed by all her family. Friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium on Thursday, December 23 at 10.00 a.m. No flowers please. Donations in lieu to Butterwick Children's Hospice, c/o Stuart Wright Funeral Service Ltd., Gilesgate, Durham.
ATKINSON December 17, peacefully at home, of Co-operative Terrace, Trimdon Grange. Oliver, aged 84 years, beloved husband of Penny (nee Penelope Clark), proud father of Joe, Vicky, John and Caroline, dearest father-in-law of Jane, Steven and Dave and a much loved grandfather of Adam. Cortege leaving residence Wednesday at 2.00 p.m. for private service and cremation at 2.30 p.m., Durham Crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations, if so desired, to the Butterwick Hospice, c/o Miss J. Fenney.
ATKINSON George Frederick (Fred), aged 80 years, of Brompton on Swale (formerly of Mallerstang). Dearly loved husband of Irene, much loved dad of David, Bernard and the late Malcolm, dear father-in-law of Sandra and Shelagh, loving grandad of Beverley, Robert and Kevin and a dear brother. Funeral service in St. Paul's Church, Brompton on Swale on Thursday, December 30 at 2.00 p.m., followed by cremation. Friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only. Donations if desired, for Cancer Research, are being accepted by John Blenkiron and Sons Ltd., 21 Queens Road, Richmond, DL10 4AJ.
BEADLE On December 18, peacefully in hospital. George Sydney, aged 78 years, dearly loved husband of Edna, a much loved father of John. Will be deeply missed by his grandchildren Daniel, Sarah and Adam and daughter-in-law Beverley. Funeral service to take place on Wednesday, December 29 at 10.15 a.m. in Darlington Crematorium. Friends kindly invited. Floral tributes may be sent to John Meynell Funeral Service, 148-150 North Road, Darlington.
BONARIUS Peacefully on December 19, of Coxhoe. Winifred, aged 81 years, dearly loved wife of Benjamin, much loved mother of Raymond, Brian and John and also a dear mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother to all the family. Friends please meet at St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Coxhoe, 10.00 a.m. Friday, December 24 for Requiem Mass, prior to interment in Metal Bridge Cemetery.
BRAITHWAITE December 20, of Crook. Jean, aged 65 years, beloved wife of Harry, much loved mother of Diane, Glenn, Victoria and Barry, loving nana to Christopher, Andrew and Callum, also dear sister of Jackie. Will friends please meet for service in Crook Methodist Church at 9.00 a.m. on Friday, December 24, followed by cremation at Durham.