ROBSON (South Shields) Peacefully in hospital, on December 24. Stanley Robson M.B.E., aged 81 years, formerly of Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Beloved husband of the late Evelyn, dearly loved father of Antony and daughter-in-law Gladys and a loving grandad of Nigel and Mark. Funeral service to take place at St. Peter's Church, Sunderland Road, Harton, South Shields, on Wednesday, January 5 at 10.45 a.m., followed by cremation at South Shields Crematorium at 11.30 a.m.
ROBSON Isobel On December 28, of Trotter Terrace, Shotton. Isobel, aged 84 years, dearly beloved wife of Charles. Cremation at Durham Crematorium on Tuesday, January 4. Friends please accept this intimation and meet for service at the crematorium at 9.30 a.m.
RUTTER On December 22 (peacefully in hospital), of Mount Drive, Leyburn. Nora Jane (nee Hunter), aged 83 years, dearly loved wife of Norman, a much loved mam, nana and great-nana. A private family service has been held at Darlington Crematorium on Friday, December 24.
SCOTT December 22, peacefully in hospital, of Eldon Street, Darlington. Kenneth, aged 90 years, beloved husband of the late Joyce, a much loved dad of Cynthia and Diane, father-in-law of Malcolm and Tim and loving grandad of Mark, Zoe, Ben and Erin, also loving brother of Gwen. Funeral Friday, December 31. Will friends please meet for service and cremation at 9.45 a.m. at Darlington Crematorium.
SCOTT Kenneth On December 22, 2004. In God's care you sleep above. In our hearts you stay with love. Will be sadly missed by sister Gwen and nephew Harry. At Rest
SELLICK December 24 (at home), of Bassenthwaite Grove, West Auckland. David, aged 84 years, dearly loved husband of Vera (formerly Collinson, nee Walker), dearest father to Richard and father-in-law to Elsie, a much loved grandpa of Andrew and Jennifer, also a dear stepfather to Diane and grandad to Jamie, Katie and Sophie. Cremation Wednesday, January 5 at Durham. Cortege leaving residence at 2.10 p.m. for a service in St. Wilfrid's R.C. Church, Bishop Auckland at 2.30 p.m. Friends please meet at church. R.I.P.
SHAW December 28 (peacefully), of Bishop Auckland, formerly Ferryhill. Susie (nee Davies), aged 79 years, loving wife of the late Stanley, dearly loved mam of Graeme and Karen, dear mother-in-law of Hilary and Robin, much loved grandma of Andrew, Joanna, Meghan and Joel. Friends and family please meet for service in Woodhouse Close Church, Bishop Auckland on Thursday, January 6 at 11.00 a.m., followed by cremation at Durham Crematorium.
SLATER December 27, of Bishop Auckland. Georgina, aged 87 years, devoted mam of Georgina, dear mother-in-law to John, much loved nana of Paul, Gwen, Denise, Carol and David, also a loving great - grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Cortege to leave her daughter's residence in Crook at 11.50 a.m. on Tuesday, January 4, for service in St. Catherine's Church, Crook at 12.00 noon, followed by interment in Crook Cemetery. Will friends please meet at church.
SNOWDON James Chapman On December 24, of Handel Terrace, Wheatley Hill. James, aged 75 years, dearly beloved husband of Alison, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Cremation, Durham Crematorium on Friday, December 31. Friends please accept this intimation and meet for service at the crematorium at 10.00 a.m.
STEVENSON December 26 (peacefully at home), Barnard Castle. Malcolm, aged 57 years. Sadly missed by all family and friends. Would friends please meet for funeral service at Darlington Crematorium on Tuesday, January 4 at 10.45 a.m. No flowers by request, casual dress welcome. Donations, if desired, may be given in Chapel to Macmillan Cancer Relief.
STONEHOUSE December 24 (peacefully at Howlish Hall Nursing Home), of Cheviot Walk, Coundon. Charlotte Jane, aged 80 years, dearly loved wife of Ken, a loving sister to Edith, Redvers and the late George William, a much loved aunt. Will be missed by all of the family. Cremation Wednesday, January 5 at Durham, following a service in the crematorium chapel at 11.00 a.m. Friends please meet at the crematorium.
STORY December 29, at Tanpit Lodge, Easingwold, formerly of Snape. Mary Elizabeth Olive (Libby), aged 86 years, dearly beloved wife of the late George Edwin (Eddy), a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Funeral service and interment to be held at St. Michael's Church, Well on Friday, January 7 at 1.30 p.m. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, may be given to the Guide Dogs for the Blind.
SUNLEY December 26 (suddenly in hospital), of Witton Crescent, Darlington. Harry, aged 77 years, dearly loved husband of Jean, adored father of June, father-in-law of Brian, also devoted grandfather of Jessica and uncle to Judith. Funeral Friday, January 7. Will friends please meet for service and cremation 2.45 p.m., at Darlington Crematorium. Family flowers only please by request, any donations to Sadberge Kennels and Cattery, Middleton Lane, Sadberge.
SWAINSTON Michael (Mick), aged 82 years, suddenly in hospital, on December 22, of Newton Lane, Cockerton, Darlington. Devoted and loving dad of Dougy (Smith), dearly loved father-in-law of Pat and a precious grandad of Gary. Funeral Friday, December 31. Friends please meet for service in Darlington Crematorium at 10.45 a.m. Flowers may be sent c/o Whitehouse Funeral Service, 17 West Auckland Road, Darlington, DL3 9EL.
TELFORD December 23, suddenly in hospital of Syddles Way, Catterick Village. Sunny, aged 81 years, beloved wife of the late Lez, a dear mum of Steve, Rick, Manda, mother-in-law of June, Lynn and Tez and nana of Robert, Marc and great-gran to Lucas. Funeral Thursday, January 6. Will friends please meet for service 1.30 p.m., at St. Anne's Church, Catterick Village prior to interment.
THOMPSON Suddenly, on December 28, of Brandon Road, Esh Winning. Michael, aged 62 years, dear husband of Josephine, loving father of Jennifer and Michael, much loved grandad of Kendall and Dagan, dear brother of Stephen, Ella, Olga and Julie and sadly missed by all his family and friends. Mini-bus provided, leaving The Stag's Head on Tuesday, January 4 at 12.50 p.m. for service in St. Paul's Church, Waterhouses at 1.00 p.m., followed by interment in Parkwood Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu for the British Heart Foundation may be sent to N. Alderson Funeral Directors, Flass Terrace, Ushaw Moor, Durham. Friends welcome for refreshments at Esh Winning Cricket Club afterwards.
TROMAN December 23 (suddenly), of St. Godric's Road, Newton Aycliffe. Jean, aged 75 years, beloved wife of the late John, a dearest mam of Lynn and devoted nanna of Andrew. Funeral Friday, December 31. Will friends please meet for service and cremation 1.30 p.m. at Durham Crematorium.
VICKERS December 23 (suddenly), of Wynyard Grove, Bishop Auckland (formerly of Durham). Walter, aged 85 years, a dearly loved husband of Irene and much loved dad of Neville, a loving grandad of Ellie and a dear brother-in-law and uncle. Would friends please meet at Durham Crematorium, Tuesday for a service and committal at 11.00 a.m. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to "The Butterwick Hospice", Woodhouse Lane, Bishop Auckland.
WALKER December 28, at Parklands, Crook. Maud (nee Cutler), aged 100 years, peacefully and with dignity. Loving mother of George and Mary, dear mother-in-law of Nancy and Dave, also a treasured gran, great-gran and great-great-gran. Will friends please meet for service in Durham Crematorium at 11.30 a.m. on Friday, December 31.
WATSON December 26, peacefully at Greenfield House, Newton Aycliffe, formerly of Hurworth Place and Croft. Jenny, aged 94 years, dearly loved wife of the late Stan, dear mother of Janet, mother-in-law of Don, loving grandma of Mark and Louise and a much loved great-grandma and great-great-grandma. Funeral Tuesday, January 4. Friends please meet for service in Darlington Crematorium at 2.15 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be sent for Greenfield House Residents' Fund, c/o Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., Bondgate, Darlington, DL3 7JR.
WATSON December 28, of Osgodby, Thirsk. Victor, aged 80 years, beloved husband of Mary, a dear uncle and great-uncle. Private cremation followed by a service of remembrance at St. Mary's Church, Kilburn on Wednesday, January 5 at 2.00 p.m. No flowers please. Donations in memory may be made to Cancer Research UK and St. Mary's Church, Kilburn.
WHILLIS On December 27, of Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, formerly of Consett and teacher at Black Fyne School. Douglas James, aged 59 years, dear father of Paul. Will be sadly missed by Brenda and all his family and friends. Please meet for service at St. Bartholomew's Church, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea on Thursday, January 6 at 1.00 p.m., followed by cremation at Cowpen Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations, in lieu, for church funds and the R.S.P.C.A., with whom he had a long association, may be given after the service.
WILES Elsie (nee Heads), aged 87 years, of Cockfield, died peacefully in the Richardson Hospital on December 27. Dearly loved wife of Joe, much loved mam of Kathryn, dear mother-in-law of Ralph and loving gran to David. Funeral service in St. Mary's Church, Cockfield on Friday, December 31 at 1.00 p.m., followed by interment in the cemetery. Friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, may be given on the plate provided for church funds.
WILKINSON December 28, peacefully at home, of Middleton St. George (formerly of Sunderland). Ronald, aged 78 years, dearly loved husband of Jean, beloved dad of Denise and Peter, much loved father-in-law of Sabri and Eileen and an adored granda. Funeral Wednesday, January 5. Friends please meet for service in Darlington Crematorium at 11.15 a.m.
WILLIAMS December 24 (peacefully, at Howlish Hall Nursing Home), of Benbow Walk, Coundon. Norman, aged 63 years, dearly loved father of Graeme, Joann and Anthony and a dear father-in-law to Tracy, Nathan and Kim, also a much loved granda, brother and uncle. Interment Tuesday, January 4, in Coundon Cemetery. Cortege leaving residence at 2.10 p.m., for a service in St. James' Church, Coundon at 2.20 p.m. Friends please meet at church.
WILLIAMS Norman, aged 63 years, of Coundon, died peacefully on December 24. A dearly loved brother of Brian, Valerie, Geraldine, Trevor and families. Loved and remembered always.
WILLIAMSON December 24 (peacefully, at home). Maureen, aged 62 years, of Lyonette Road, Darlington, dearly loved wife of Brian, loving mam of Tony and Barrie, a treasured nana of Paige, Nathan, Luke and Hannah, also a dear sister of Geoffrey, Lestrine and Andrew. Will be sadly missed by all family and friends. Funeral Thursday, January 6. Would friends please meet 11.45 a.m. for service in Darlington Crematorium.
WILSON Marjorie (nee Dunn) Peacefully, in Oaklands Nursing Home on December 25. Marjorie, aged 80 years, beloved wife of Leslie, much loved mother of Valerie, mother-in-law of Steve, devoted granny to Katherine and David. Family and friends please meet at Christ Church, Great Ayton on Thursday, January 6 at 12.30 p.m., for service prior to interment in Great Ayton Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if so desired, to Christ Church, Great Ayton Spire Appeal.
WOOD On December 27 (suddenly in hospital), of Malvern Villas, Gilesgate. Doreen (nee James), aged 63 years, beloved daughter of Thomas and the late Evelyn. Would friends please meet for service on Tuesday, January 4 at St. Giles' Church, Gilesgate at 2.20 p.m., prior to cremation at Durham Crematorium.
WOODS Hazel, aged 76 years, of Southside, Butterknowle, died suddenly at home on December 28. Loving and devoted wife of John, much loved mother of Gordon and Elaine, mother-in-law to Pauline and the late John, loving gran of David and Lindsay, Ross and Deborah and great-gran of Ava. Funeral service in West Auckland Methodist Church on Tuesday, January 4 at 11.00 a.m., followed by interment in the cemetery. Friends please meet at the church.
WRIGHT December 23, peacefully in hospital. Marjorie Eva (Madge), of Shildon, a dear sister and sister-in-law, also a beloved aunt and great-aunt. Will family and friends please meet for service in St. John's Church, Shildon on Thursday, December 30 at 1.30 p.m., followed by private cremation. Family flowers only. Donations may, if desired, be left for church funds.