DENT January 25 (suddenly in hospital), of Larch Avenue, Shildon. Alan, aged 60 years, devoted husband of Elizabeth, a loving dad, father-in-law, grandad, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Would friends please meet for service in St. Mark's Church, Eldon on Tuesday, February 1 at 11.30 a.m., followed by interment in Shildon Cemetery. Friends and family welcome for refreshments at Close House W.M.C. after the service.
DODDS January 22 (in hospital), of 5 Potterhouse Terrace, Pity Me, Durham. Bertie, aged 83 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Minnie, also dear dad of Ward and Vera, Margaret and John, also a loving grandad and great-grandad. Friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium Chapel on Thursday January 27, at 10.00 a.m. followed by interment in South Road Cemetery.
DOLOUGHAN January 27, formerly of Brandon. Lily (nee Ayre), aged 88 years, beloved wife of the late Alexander, dearly loved mother of Jean and the late Malcolm, mother-in-law of Alan and a much loved gran of Julie and Lesley and great-gran of Lauren, Lucy, Thomas, Nathan and Daniel. Friends please meet for service and cremation at Durham Crematorium on Thursday, February 3 at 10.00 a.m. Family flowers only please. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be given after the service for I.C.U., University Hospital, Durham.
DOUGLAS January 22, of Coundon. Vera (nee Holliday), aged 77 years, beloved wife of the late Clarence, dearly loved mother of Susan and the late David, a dear mother-in-law, also a loving grandma of Neil, Louise, Elliott, Samantha, Vanessa, Janey and the late Nicola Jane, dear great-grandma of Kieran, Chloe and Liam. Will friends please meet for service in Durham Crematorium at 12.00 noon on Tuesday, February 1.
DOUGLASS January 16 (suddenly, at home), of Cavendish Court, Brandon. Neil, aged 34 years. A dearly loved husband of Stephanie and devoted daddy of Ella, much loved son of Grace and Bob of MacMillan Road, Newton Aycliffe, a dear son-in-law of Moya and Gerald, dear brother of Alan, John, Tracy and Rob, a brother-in-law of Simon and Stephen. Would friends please meet for service in Durham Crematorium Chapel at 3.00 p.m. on Monday January 31. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to, The Butterwick Childrens Hospice, plate at the crematorium.
DOWSON Annie Jane, aged 98 years, of Rowntree, Hamsterley, in hospital on January 20. Dearly loved wife of the late Thomas Robert, dear mother to Tom, Lavinia and the late Gladys, a much loved nanna, great and great-great-nanna. Funeral service at Darlington Crematorium on Friday, January 28 at 10.45 a.m. Friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, may be given at the crematorium for Ward 16, Bishop Auckland General Hospital.
DUFFILL Desmond (Des) B.E.M., Warrant Officer R.A.F. Regiment ret'd., aged 82 years, of Ash Croft, Catterick Village, formerly of Bridlington, East Yorkshire, died peacefully at the Friary Hospital, Richmond on January 26, after a short illness and surrounded by his family. Dearly loved husband of the late Bridie, much loved dad of Stephen, Margaret, Angela, Cathleen and Andrew, loving father-in-law to Shelly, Jim, Stuart and Carol, beloved grandad to Andrew, Philip, Louise, David, Iain, Robert, Shona, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Bridie and Jacob, a much loved and loving great-grandad and dear brother to Pat, Catherine and the late Anne. To be received into St. Joseph and St. Francis Xavier R.C. Church, Richmond on Thursday, February 3 at 5.30 p.m. Requiem Mass on Friday, February 4 at 10.00 a.m., followed by a service at Our Lady and St. Peter's R.C. Church, Bridlington at 1.30 p.m., prior to interment in Bridlington Cemetery. Friends please meet at the church. Floral tributes, if desired, may be sent to John Blenkiron and Sons, Funeral Directors, Victoria House, 21 Queens Road, Richmond. Rest in Peace
DUNN January 26 (suddenly, in hospital), of Bruce Glazier Terrace, Shotton Colliery. Ralph, aged 77 years. Beloved husband of the late Margaret (Madge, nee Hancock), dearly loved father of Ralph, Margaret, Kenneth, Judith, Mandy and the late Pauline, dearest father-in-law and a much loved grandad and great-grandad. Cortege leaving residence Monday at 12.50 p.m. Friends please meet at All Saint's Church, for service at 1.00 p.m. followed by interment in the church yard.
EGAN January 26 (peacefully, in Hartlepool University Hospital), of Hutton Henry. Richard, aged 78 years. Beloved brother of John, Sheila and all the family. Cortege leaving Speckmans Funeral Home, Tuesday at 10.50 a.m. Family and friends please meet at St. Peter and St. Pauls R.C. Church, Hutton Henry for Requiem Mass at 11.00 a.m. followed by interment at Hutton House Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations if so desired to, The MacMillan Nurses Appeal. On whose Soul sweet Jesus have Mercy. R.I.P.
FARMER January 16 (at home). Thomas, aged 69 years, of Witton Crescent, Darlington. Funeral Tuesday February 1. Would friends please meet 2.30 p.m. for service in Holy Family R.C. Church, followed by cremation at Darlington Crematorium.
FINNIGAN January 21, of 8 Cypress Park, Esh Winning. Brian, aged 65 years, dearly loved husband of Rhoda (nee Thompson), respected and much loved father of Annette and David, father-in-law of Tim, devoted grandad of Mark, Matthew and Kyle and longed for and adored granddaughter Amy, also brother to Vincent, brother-in-law to Maureen, Ellen, Don and the late Jack and Vera and a dear cousin and uncle. Friends please meet for Requiem Mass in Our Lady Queen of Martyrs' Church on Friday, January 28 at 11.00 a.m., followed by interment in Parkwood Cemetery. Donations in lieu of flowers may be given after the service for Cancer Research UK. Bus provided from church to the cemetery.
FOSTER January 23, peacefully of Wheatley Hill. Mary (nee Perry), aged 83 years, beloved wife of the late Harry, loving mam of Joan, mother-in-law of Syd and a much loved nan of Peter, John and partner Jan. Cortege leaving daughter's residence Tuesday at 1.30 p.m. Friends please meet at All Saints' Church, Wheatley Hill for service at 1.45 p.m., followed by cremation at Durham. Family flowers only please. Donations, if so desired, to church funds.
FRENCH January 27, peacefully at home, in Shildon. Robert (Bob), aged 77 years, cherished husband of Audrey, loving and caring father and father-in-law of Jackie and Geoff, dear stepfather of Alan and Chris, a very dearly loved grandad and great-grandad, brother and brother-in-law, also a dear friend. Will friends please meet for service in Shildon Methodist Church at 9.50 a.m. on Thursday, February 3, followed by cremation at Darlington. No flowers by request. If desired, donations in lieu may be left at the church for Macmillan Cancer Care.
GIBSON Durham. The funeral of the late Thomas Ian will take place in Durham Crematorium on Thursday February 3, 11.30 a.m. Will be sadly missed by Carol, Gillian, grandchildren and family.
GIBSON Mary Gibson, aged 91 years, formerly of Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada, died peacefully in Chilliwack Hospital on January 12. She was the second wife of John Gibson, Ellerton Manor, Scorton, until his death in 1987. Dear step-mother to Barbara, Susan, Audrey, Jean and Phoebe and many step-grandchildren. There will be a service of remembrance in Scorton Chapel at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 8, for those in Scorton who wish to remember Mary's life.
GRAHAM Alfred aged 79, husband of the late Jean much loved father grandfather, father-in-law and friend, sadly passed away 21st January 2005 funeral to take place at St. Cuthberts Church, Durham, Monday 31st January 2005 at 2.00pm followed by cremation at Durham Crematorium at 2.30pm. All welcome.
GREAVES On January 25, of Commercial Street, Brandon. Peter, aged 70 years, beloved husband of the late Lily, much loved dad of Fiona, John and Peter, a dearly loved granda of Frances, James and Ben and a loving brother. Would friends please meet for service in Durham Crematorium Chapel on Wednesday, February 2 at 10.30 a.m.
GREY January 22, of Crook. Freda, aged 84 years. Beloved wife of Thomas, loving sister of Cath and also a dear sister-in-law, aunt and dearly loved friend. Friends please meet for service at St. Catherine's Church, Crook on Monday January 31, at 2.00 p.m. Interment to follow.
HALL of Willington. George (Mitch), aged 69 years. Loving husband of Doreen, dear dad of Jill, Clifton and Gabriella, Colin and Michelle, also grandad of Emily. Would friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium on Wednesday February 2, at 3.00 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations for Breast Cancer Research if desired may be left after the service.
HAMMOND January 23, in hospital, after a long illness borne with courage and dignity, of Darlington. Stuart, aged 60 years (former Licencee of The George (Bondgate), The Moorcock (Peterlee) and The Brinkburn Public Houses), dearly loved husband of Irene, much loved dad of Jacqueline, Allison and Christopher and a loving grandad of David, Sarah, Victoria and Chloe and a dear son-in-law of May. Funeral Tuesday, February 1. Friends please meet for service in St. Cuthbert's Church at 1.15 p.m., followed by interment at West Cemetery.
HARBURN Louie, aged 92 years, formerly of Cornwall Avenue, Darlington, died peacefully at the Terrace Care Home, Richmond on January 25. Beloved wife of the late George and a much loved aunt and great-aunt. Funeral service at Darlington Crematorium on Tuesday, February 1 at 10.15 a.m. Friends please meet at the crematorium chapel. Floral tributes, in spray form please, c/o John Blenkiron and Sons Ltd., Funeral Directors, Victoria House, 21 Queens Road, Richmond.
HARRISON Gwendolen Bulmer (Gwen). On January 21, peacefully in Southwoods Nursing Home, Northallerton. Gwen, aged 96 years (former teacher at Durham High School for Girls), late of Framwellgate Moor, Durham. Fondly remembered by niece Susan, nephew David and families. Funeral service to be held at St. Hilda's Chapel, Teesside Crematorium on Friday, January 28 at 2.45 p.m. Family flowers only please.
HEATH Anne (Monica), aged 68 years, of Ferryhill, passed away peacefully in hospital, January 26. Loving wife of the late Ronnie, a dearly loved mam of Tim, Michael and Peter, a special grandma to Emma, Paul and Daniel, loving sister of the late Kate, Bernard, Wilf, Mary and Jim, also a kind and loving mother-in-law and aunt. A much deeply loved lady who will be missed more than she could know. Family and friends please meet at St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Coundon for mass at 9.30 a.m. Thursday, February 3. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Cancer Research, c/o the family.
HENDERSON January 23, of Half Way House, Wolsingham. Olive, aged 84 years, dearly loved wife of the late Richard (Dick), loving mother of Morris, mother-in-law of Elizabeth and a much loved nana of Ian and Jane and family. Will friends please meet for service in Wolsingham Parish Church on Saturday, January 29 at 11.00 a.m., followed by interment. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to the church.
HENDERSON January 23, of High Etherley, Bishop Auckland. Irene (Rene), aged 82 years, beloved wife of the late Harry, a much loved and loving mother, mother-in-law, nana and great-gran. Will friends please meet for service in Durham Crematorium at 9.30 a.m., on Thursday, January 27.
HETHERINGTON January 25 (peacefully), at Whorlton Grange, Joyce, aged 82 years. Dearly loved wife of John, much loved mother of Denis, Barbara, Janet, Ian and Jean, mother-in-law of Elizabeth, Ian and Dennis and dearly loved grandmother of Mark, Stuart, Graeme, Carl, James and Lauren. Sad-ly missed by all family and friends. Would friends please meet for funeral service at St. Mary's Parish Church, Barnard Castle on Wednesday, February 2 at 1.15 p.m., followed by cremation at Darlington Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be given in church to Alzheimer's Society.
HODGSON Lily (nee Woodward) died suddenly in Northampton General Hospital on January 22, 2005, aged 82. Formerly of 21 Grey Street, Bishop Auckland. A much loved mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
HOLMES January 24, at Hollygarth Care Home, of Clover Laid, Brandon. William Henry, aged 87 years, dearly loved husband of Phyllis, loving dad of Barbara and John, father-in-law to Eric and Lesley, a much loved grandad of Catherine, Justine, Michael and Jacob and great-grandpa of Ashleigh, Kaitlyn and Leah. Friends please meet for service and cremation at Durham Crematorium on Saturday, January 29 at 10.00 a.m. Donations in lieu of flowers may be given after the service for the Stroke Association.
HOLMES On January 20, peacefully at home, of Goodyear Crescent, Durham, Allan, aged 67 years, beloved husband of Irene, devoted dad of Linda and Sonya, a treasured granda of Cole, Ben and Danielle, a sadly missed father-in-law of Bryan and Dave. Would friends please meet for service and cremation at Durham Crematorium on Friday, January 28 at 3.00 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations to Cancer Research, plate provided at crematorium. At peace.
HORN Basil (Bas), aged 60 years, of Melsonby, died suddenly in hospital on January 17. Beloved husband of the late Rena, much loved dad of Christine and Gary, dear father-in-law to Gary and Catherine, treasured and devoted grandad of Aaron, Megan, Michael, Danielle and Emily, a dearly loved brother and uncle and much loved by Rachel. Funeral service at St. James' Church, Melsonby on Friday, January 28 at 12.30 p.m., followed by cremation at Darlington. Friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only please. If desired, donations for the St. James' Close Playground Improvement Project (cheques payable to Melsonby Parish Council) and Church Funds, may be given on the plates in church or c/o John Blenkiron and Sons Ltd., Funeral Directors, Victoria House, 21 Queens Road, Richmond, DL10 4AJ.