O'KEEFE January 18 (peacefully), of Stanhope. Elizabeth (nee Nattrass), aged 91 years. Loving wife of the late Sidney James, dearly loved mother of Joan, Dorothy and Elizabeth, dearest mother-in-law of Allan, dear granny of Anne, Mike, Nick and Viktoria, much loved great-grandmother of Michelle, Nicola, Jessica, Oliver and Grace, sadly missed great-great -grandmother of Adam and Lewis. Friends please meet for service in Durham Crematorium Chapel on Thursday January 27, at 1.00 p.m. followed by cremation.
OGDEN Ethel Aged 81 years. Suddenly at home on January 16. Loving wife of the late Alfie, devoted mother, mother-in-law, nana and great-nana. Service to take place at Durham Crematorium, Wednesday January 26, at 10.00 a.m.
OLIVER On Monday, January 17 (peacefully, after a long and relentless illness), at Barrock Court Nursing Home, Low Hesketh (formerly of Sundown Farm, Etherley Grange, Bishop Auckland). Robert, aged 83 years, dearly loved husband of the late Eva, a much loved dad of Barbara and father-in-law of Graeme, a sadly missed granda of Elizabeth and Sally. Funeral service and cremation at Carlisle Crematorium on Monday, January 24 at 11.40 a.m. Family flowers only by request. Donations if desired, to Cumbria Steam and Vintage Vehicle Society, c/o Glyn Jones, Funeral Director, 12 Battle-barrow, Appleby-in- Westmorland. CA16 6XS. Enquiries to Glyn Jones or Mrs Heather Simpson. (07719) 785847.
PATTISON January 16 (peacefully at home), Crook Lane, Barnard Castle. Margaret, aged 60 years, dearly loved wife of Cyril, much loved mother of Christine and Allan, loved grandma of Amber and Jessica. Sadly missed by all family and friends. Would friends please meet for funeral service at Darlington Crematorium on Wednesday, January 26 at 1.45 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be given in chapel to Cancer Research UK (Teesdale).
PAWSON Derek January 17, 2005. Suddenly, in Hastings, New Zealand (formerly of Newton Aycliffe). Dear husband to Marion, a dearly loved son of Mick and Irene, brother to Christine and Sandra. Sadly missed.
PEAT January 15, peacefully, at Acorn Grange, West Cornforth. Ethel, aged 92 years, much loved wife of the late Fred, dear mam of Ann and the late Derrick, a loved mother-in-law of Tony and Ann, also a dear gran and great-gran. Service in Durham Crematorium Chapel at 10.00 a.m. on Monday, January 24. Would friends please meet at the crematorium and afterwards at Acorn Grange. Family flowers only please, by request. Donations in lieu to the Tsunami Relief Fund, plate at the crematorium.
PENRITH January 11 (peacefully in Ventress Hall). Elizabeth (Bessie), aged 92 years, of Darlington, formerly of Swainby, beloved wife of the late Jack, dear sister of the late Jane and much loved aunt to John and Ann. Sadly missed. Funeral Friday, January 21. Would friends kindly meet for service at Darlington Crematorium Chapel at 10.45 a.m., prior to cremation. Floral tributes, if so desired, may be sent to Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., 59a Bondgate, Darlington.
POTTER On January 18, suddenly but peacefully at home in Northallerton, formerly of Thimbleby. Annie, dear sister to Ellen and William and a dear sister-in-law, aunt and great-aunt. Funeral service to be held in St. Peter's Church, Osmotherley 10.45 a.m., Wednesday, January 26 prior to cremation. Family flowers only. Donations if wished for church funds.
POUNDER Christopher Charles January 13, suddenly at work, of Little Crakehall. Chris, aged 87 years, beloved husband of the late Bertha, dearly loved dad of Shirley, Olwen, Valerie and Trevor, also a much loved father-in-law, grandad and great-grandad. Funeral service to be held at Crakehall Methodist Chapel on Thursday, January 20 at 11.00 a.m., followed by interment. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to be shared between Leukaemia Research and Crakehall Methodist Chapel.
PRINCE January 13, of Shildon. Raymond, aged 69 years, beloved husband of Lily, devoted father of Raymond, Ann, Margaret, John, Robert, Sharon, Susan and Sylvia, dear father-in-law to Margaret, Cresswell, Peter, Adele, Elaine and Stephen, a much loved and loving grandad and great-grandad, dearest brother of John and the late Olive and Joyce, also a dear uncle. Will friends please meet for service in St. John's Church, Shildon at 12.30 p.m. on Thursday, January 20, followed by interment in Shildon Cemetery. All enquiries c/o Gibson's Funeral Services. Tel. (01388) 772244.
PUNTON Chester-le-Street Peacefully on January 19. Doris, aged 84 years, dear wife of the late Albert, a very dear aunt to all the family. Friends please meet at Durham Crematorium on Wednesday, January 26 at 11.00 a.m., for service and cremation. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Cancer Research, c/o The Salvation Army Citadel, Chester-le- Street.
RAISBECK January 15 (peacefully, in hospital after a long illness), of The Mallards, Shildon (formerly of Pearl Street). Elizabeth, aged 76 years. Dearly loved wife of Jimmy, a devoted mam of Elly and mother-in-law of John. Cremation Tuesday January 25, at Durham. Cortege leaving residence at 1.20 p.m. for a service in The Methodist Chapel, Shildon at 1.30 p.m. Friends please meet at chapel. Family flowers only please. If desired donations in lieu of flowers may be made to, The League of Friends, Bishop Auckland General Hospital. A collection plate will be provided at chapel.
ROBERTS Thomas Frederick, of Little Ings, Hawes, a dear husband, father and grandfather. Funeral will take place on Thursday, January 20 at Gayle Methodist Church at 1.00 p.m., followed by cremation at Darlington. Family flowers only. Donations if desired, for the Respiratory Foundation. Friends please meet at church.
ROBSON January 12, peacefully at home, of Widgeon Road, Darlington. Ron, aged 77 years, dearly loved husband of Jean, dearest father of Pam, Susan and Keith and a much loved father-in-law and grandfather. Funeral Monday, January 24. Friends please meet for service in Darlington Crematorium at 10.15 a.m. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be given for The Lung Cancer Trust Fund. Plate to be provided at the service.
ROGERSON Patricia (Trish) Dearly loved and sadly missed sister of Helen and sister-in-law of Bev. Taken very suddenly but peacefully on January 17, 2005 at I.C.U., The Friarage Hospital, Northallerton. I only had one sister, who had a heart of gold. Her loss to me will never be told. Though absent she is always near. Loved and missed and still very dear. To a beautiful life came a sudden end. She died as she lived, everyone's friend. Give Mam and Malcolm a hug. Love and miss you, Helen and Bev.
ROGERSON Patricia Ann (Trish), aged 55 years, of Norman Road, Richmond, died suddenly but peacefully, in hospital, on January 17. Dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Malcolm, much loved mum of Roy and Triece, dear mother-in-law to Ian and will be sadly missed by sister Helen, brother-in-law Bev, Linda and all her family and friends. Funeral service at St. Mary's Church, Richmond on Wednesday, January 26 at 2.00 p.m., followed by private cremation. Friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only please. If desired, donations for the I.C.U., Friarage Hospital (cheques payable to the Intensive Care Unit) or the Duck Club, these may be sent to John Blenkiron and Sons Ltd., Funeral Directors, Victoria House, 21 Queens Road, Richmond, DL10 4AJ or alternatively they may be given at the Conservative Club, following the service.
ROUTLEDGE Durham Peacefully on January 13, aged 84 years. Margaret, M.B.E., a loving sister of Ella Robinson. Cremation to take place at Durham Crematorium on Thursday, January 20 at 9.30 a.m.
RUMLEY On January 15 (suddenly), of Chapel Street, Kirk Merrington. Rachel, aged 90 years, beloved wife of the late Tot, much loved mam and mother-in-law of Andrea and Derek, loving nana of Claire and Andy, Elaine and John and also a dear nana to her five great-grandchildren. Would friends please meet for service on Wednesday, at 11.30 a.m. at Durham Crematorium Chapel. No flowers by request.
RUNDLE On January 19 (in hospital), of 60 High Street, Carrville, Durham. Flo (nee Hardy), aged 72 years, dearly loved wife of the late Ken and loving mam of Pam, Sharon and Paul, also a dear grandma. Friends please meet at St. Mary Magdalene's Church, Belmont on Monday, January 24 at 1.30 p.m., interment to follow in Belmont Cemetery.
RUSSELL Elizabeth (Bessie), aged 87 years, formerly of Brough Moor, Skeeby and Gilling West, died peacefully in hospital on January 19. Beloved wife of the late Peter, much loved mother of Jean, Lilian, Margaret, Carol and Heather and a dear mother-in-law, loving gran and great-gran. Funeral service at Darlington Crematorium on Wednesday, January 26 at 11.15 a.m. Friends please meet at the crematorium chapel. Family flowers only please. If desired, donations may be given at the Crematorium Chapel for Leukaemia Research.
SANDERSON January 16, suddenly in hospital. Elizabeth, aged 84 years, of St. Helens, Auckland. Beloved wife of the late Henry, devoted mother of Frank, Tony and Richard, dear mother-in-law to Patricia, Pat and Kathleen, much loved and loving gran of Keira, also a dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Will friends please meet for service in St. Helen's Church at 10.15 a.m. on Saturday, January 22, followed by interment in West Auckland Cemetery.
SCARR Darlington January 15 (peacefully at her home in Cockerton). Hilda, a dear sister, aunt, great-aunt and great-great-aunt. Funeral Tuesday, January 25. Would friends kindly meet for service at Darlington Crematorium Chapel at 1.45 p.m., prior to cremation. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu may be given in aid of any cancer charities.
SIMPSON Lyn On January 10, peacefully in hospital. Lyn ("Little Lyn", checkout one, Safeway Super-market, Northallerton), of Kirkby Fleetham, formerly of Valley Road, Northallerton. Much loved wife of Dave, a loving mam of Dawn, Natasha and Tracey, also a dear nana and great-nana. Funeral service to be held at Darlington Crematorium on Friday, January 21 at 2.45 p.m. Floral tributes may be sent to, Wilson, Willoughby and Wetherills, Funeral Directors, High Street, Northallerton, or donations given in lieu, if wished, to the Friarage Hospital Respiratory fund. Plate provided at the service.
SLIM January 10 (peacefully in Tenlands Nursing Home), of Ferryhill. Christina, aged 80 years. Funeral Friday, January 21. Will friends please meet at 2.00 p.m., for service and cremation at Durham Crematorium.
SMITH January 14, suddenly at home, of West Cornforth. Hazel, aged 70 years, much loved wife of Dave, a dear mam of David, Paul and Mark, also a mother-in-law and grandma and a dear sister. Will friends please meet for service in West Cornforth Salvation Army Citadel at 12.10 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25, followed by cremation at Durham. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, to the Dialysis Unit at Sunderland Royal Hospital.
SMITH On January 19, in hospital. Jim, aged 65 years, beloved husband of Pat, a dear dad and grandad. Funeral service to take place in St. William's R.C. Church, Darlington on Wednesday, January 26 at 11.00 a.m., followed by interment in North Cemetery. Friends please meet at the church. Floral tributes may be sent to John Meynell Funeral Service, 148-150 North Road, Darlington.
SNOWBALL January 16 (peacefully, in hospital), of Pembroke Place, Peterlee. Johnny, aged 81 years. Devoted husband of Doris, a much missed dad of Janice, Pauline and Maureen and father-in-law of Terry, Peter and Jimmy, a dear grandad and great-grandad. Would family and friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium on Monday January 24, at 2.00 p.m. Sadly missed.
STEPHENSON On January 19, of Edge Court, Gilesgate. Lilian, aged 97 years, a much loved aunt and great-aunt. Friends please meet for service and cremation at Durham Crematorium on Wednesday, January 26 at 1.00 p.m.
STOKER Alice, aged 89 years, of Spennymoor, died in hospital on January 18, beloved wife of the late Wilfred. Family and friends please meet at Durham Crematorium on Wednesday, January 26 at 3.30 p.m.