APPLETON On May 21, peacefully in Teesside Hospice, formerly of Kildale and Great Ayton. Harry, aged 86 years, husband of the late Gwladys, dearest friend to Jean. Funeral service to be held in St. Cuthbert's Church, Kildale 11.00 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, followed by interment.
APPLEYARD May 19, at home, in Romanby, Northallerton. Ken, dearly loved husband of Gladys, father of David and Brian, dear father-in-law, grandad and great-grandad. Funeral Tuesday, May 27 11.15 a.m. at Darlington Crematorium.
ARMSTRONG May 19 (peacefully, in hospital), of 27 Hill Crest, Esh Village. Elizabeth (Lizzie), aged 78 years, beloved wife of the late Frank, much loved mother, gran, great-gran, sister and cousin. Will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Friends please meet for Requiem Mass at Esh Laude R.C. Church on Tuesday, May 27 at 2.00 p.m. Interment to follow in Langley Park Cemetery.
ARMSTRONG May 19, (peacefully), of Tow Law. William (Bill), aged 82 years, loving brother of Charlie, Jennie, Margaret, Don and the late Johnny. Will friends please meet for service in St. Philip and St. James Church, Tow Law on Thursday May 29, at 12 noon, followed by cremation at Durham Crematorium.
BARKER May 18, peacefully at home, in Northallerton. Josephine, aged 77 years, dearly loved wife of Ralph, loving mother of Stephen and Judith. Funeral service and cremation to be held in St. Bede's Chapel, Teesside Crematorium 3.00 p.m. Friday, May 23. Family flowers only. Donations, if wished, may be sent to Take Heart, The General Infirmary, Leeds.
BENNETT (Chester-le-Street) May 18, in hospital, late of Shildon. Ernest, aged 92 years, beloved husband of the late Evelyn and Mary, loved dad of David and June and step dad of Lesley, Yvonne, Rick and Hazel. Friends please meet at Chester-le-Street Parish Church on Tuesday, May 27 at 11.00 a.m. for service, followed by interment.
BLACKETT Fred, aged 89 years, passed peacefully away on May 15, of Cockfield. Beloved husband of Mabel, loving father of Enid. Sadly missed by all family and friends. Funeral service at Darlington Crematorium on Thursday, May 22 at 10.45 a.m. Friends please meet at the crematorium chapel. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired, for Ward 16, Bishop Auckland General Hospital, may be given at the crematorium chapel.
BLOWES May 18 (peacefully, in hospital), formerly of Stanhope Close, Ferry-hill. Martha (Marty), aged 84 years, dearly loved wife of the late Fred, much loved mam of Peter, John, Pat, Keith, John and Sandra, also a dear sister. Service Tuesday, May 27 in Ferryhill Methodist Church at 12.00 noon, followed by interment in Duncombe Cemetery. Would friends please meet at church.
BOWES May 17 (peacefully), in Peterlee Nursing Home, late of Gore Hill Estate, Thornley. Eva Clara (Betty, nee Acaster), aged 87 years, wife of the late Richard William (Dick), dearly loved mother of Marshall and Yvonne and the late Pamela, dearest mother-in-law of Louise and a much loved nana and great-nana. Cortege leaving son's residence, Gore Hill Thornley on Thursday at 11.30 a.m. Friends please meet for service and cremation at Durham Crematorium at 12.00 noon. Re-united with Dad died August 16, 2002 Look after her Lord in your Garden of Rest For while on earth she was one of the best.
BOWES May 21 (peacefully, in Westcott Care Home), of Greenwood Cottages, Thornley. Bella, aged 77 years, dearly loved wife of the late Tom, much missed sister of John and Jean and sister-in-law to Kitty and Tommy. Would family and friends please meet for service at St. Bartholomew's Church, Thornley on Wednesday at 1.30 p.m., followed by interment in Thornley Cemetery.
BOWMAN May 15, peacefully, of Mowden Walk, Darlington. Vera, aged 85 years, beloved wife of the late Lawrence and dearly loved mum of David and Richard. Funeral Thursday. Friends please meet for service in Holy Trinity Church, Woodland Road at 10.30 a.m., followed by cremation. No flowers please.
BOYLE May 18. Ada, dearly loved sister of Jim, Dot, Irene, Pam and the late Margaret. We will miss her so very much. Sadly missed also by in-laws, nephews and nieces.
BOYLE May 18, peacefully in hospital, of Newton Lane, Darlington. Ada, aged 83 years, loving wife of the late Albert, much loved mother of Derek, Paul and Anthony, also a dearly loved nana and great-nana. Funeral Thursday. Friends please meet for service at Darlington Crematorium at 2.45 p.m.
BRADLEY May 16 (peacefully), in Aycliffe Nursing Home. John Edward (Ted), aged 84 years, re-united with his darling wife Mary, beloved father of John and Janet, much loved father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather. Funeral service to take place on Friday, May 23 at 9.45 a.m. in Darlington Crematorium Chapel. Family flowers only please.
BRIGHTY May 19, (tragically at home), of Darlington. Brian, aged 63 years, a dearest father of Cheryl, Ian, Andrea and a dear father-in-law, a much loved granda of Christopher, Haligh, Scott, Todd, Jordan and Kate, also beloved brother of Gillian and a dear brother-in-law and uncle, a devoted companion to Anne. Particulars to follow.
BUNT May 17 (peacefully), of South Hetton. Charles, aged 88 years, dearly beloved husband of Jenny (nee Mann). Friends please meet on Thursday for Requiem Mass 10.00 a.m. at St. Mary's R.C. Church, Easington Lane. Cremation to follow at Durham Crematorium. Enquiries to Tonks Funeral Directors, Easington Lane. (0191) 5262375.
BURN In hospital, on May 17, surrounded by her loving family. Florence Mary (nee Lydon), aged 88 years, of Ashwood Park Residential Home, Easington, late of Murton. Loving wife of the late Robert William, loving mother of Robert, John, Fred and Colin, beloved mother-in-law, nanna, great-nanna, aunt and great-aunt. Cortege to leave son's residence, Gowland Square, Murton on Thursday, May 22 at 11.50 a.m. Will friends please meet for service in St. Paul's Methodist Church at 12.00 noon, to be followed by cremation at Durham. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if so desired, for Alzheimer's Research Trust, c/o Lamb's Funeral Service. Tel. (0191) 5261846.
CAIRNS May 19 (peacefully, in hospital), of The Beeches Care Home, Kelloe (formerly of Bowburn). Sally (nee Scott), beloved wife of the late Harry, a much loved mother of Elizabeth and mother-in-law of Teddy, dearly loved grandma and great-grandma, also a beloved sister of Ellen. Funeral Friday. Would friends please meet at 2.00 p.m. for service and cremation at Durham Crematorium.
CAMPBELL Darlington May 17, (suddenly), of Longfield Road. Ian, aged 67 years, loving husband of Evelyn, much loved father to Graham and Elaine, dear grandfather to Joanne, Jonathan, Nicholas, Christopher and Sarah. Funeral Friday May 23. Would friends kindly meet for service at Darlington Crematorium Chapel 11.15 a.m. prior to cremation. Family flowers only please by request.
COLLINS May 18, peacefully at home, of Tow Law, in the loving care of his niece Clare. Peter (Jock), aged 53 years, a dearly loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Will friends please meet for service in St. Philip and St. James' Church, Tow Law at 11.00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 28, followed by cremation at Durham. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu may be left on the marked plate in church for Willowburn Hospice.
COULSON May 18, of St. Margaret's Court, Durham. Connie, aged 81 years, much loved mother of Christine and Ian, dearest mother-in-law of Tony and Linda, also adored gran to Alice, Robert, Nanette and Anthony, also much loved sister of Arthur and the late Jack Liddle. Friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium on Friday, May 23 at 3.00 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Durham City R.A.F.A. Club, Crossgate, Durham.
CROFT May 17, peacefully, in St. Luke's Hospice, Sheffield (formerly of Scorton). Mary (nee Goynes), much loved mother of Deborah and Martin, sister of Dorothy, Albert and Billy, also a cherished aunt and great-aunt. Rest In Peace
CUMMING (Chester-le-Street) May 20, peacefully, formerly of Darlington. William MacFarlane (Billy), aged 66 years, much loved husband of Christine, loving dad of Andrew, Lisa and David, loving son of Norah and the late William, brother of Andrew and father-in-law to Davy. Sadly missed by all family and friends. Would friends please meet at Durham Crematorium on Tues-day, May 27 at 11.00 a.m. for service. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to The Heart and Lung Foundation, Durham.
DAWSON-SMITH Nicola (Nikki), aged 33 years, of Richmond, died tragically on Thursday, May 22. A wonderful daughter, partner, sister, aunty and a loyal friend. She was greatly loved and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Funeral arrangements later.
DAYNES May 19, peacefully in hospital, of Brankin Drive, Darlington. Victor William (Vic), aged 90 years, dearly loved husband of the late Hilda, much loved father of Eileen and Trevor and grandad of Richard, Caroline and Michael. Funeral Tuesday. Friends please meet for service in Eastbourne Methodist Church at 1.00 p.m., followed by cremation.