BELL March 12 (peacefully in hospital), of Roseberry Terrace, Shildon. Gladys (nee Welsh), aged 81 years, beloved wife of the late Ces, loving mother of Ann, Audrey, Tommy, Allan, Flo, Lol, Marion and Catherine, a dear mother-in-law, devoted nanna and great-nanna, also a dear sister and aunt. Would friends please meet for service in St. John's Church, Shildon on Monday, March 21 at 9.50 a.m., followed by private cremation.
BLAKE March 15, of Tow Law, formerly of Newcastle. Thomas Sanderson, aged 90 years, beloved brother of Mary. The funeral service will take place at Durham Crematorium on Thursday, March 24 at 11.00 a.m. Friends welcome, please meet at the crem-atorium. Floral tributes may be sent to, John Meynell Funeral Service, Stephenson Way, Newton Aycliffe.
BLAKEY Joan Maria On March 8. Joan, aged 93 years, formerly of Sessay. Dear mother of Margaret, loved granny of Steven and John. Funeral service took place on Wednesday, March 16 at Sessay Parish Church. Donations, if so desired, may be made to: Riding for the Disabled c/o C. Medd. Market Place Easingwold. Y061 3AA.
BURN Peter, aged 96 years, of Barton, peacefully on March 10. Dearly loved husband of Mary, much loved dad of Vivyen, Geoff and Diana and a loving grandad. Funeral service in St. Cuthbert's Church, Barton on Friday, March 18 at 11.00 a.m., followed by cremation. Friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, may be given for church and chapel funds.
BUSSEY March 12 (peacefully, in hospital). Lucia (Lucy), aged 81 years, of Sheraton Road, Newton Aycliffe. A much loved mam of Judith and Angela, mother-in-law to Stuart, loving nanna of Christa and Cornelia. Funeral to take place on Monday March 21. Would friends please meet for service at St. Clare's Church, Newton Aycliffe at 12.00 noon, followed by burial at Stephenson Way Cemetery.
BUSSEY Bill, passed away peacefully on March 13, aged 85 years, re-united with Kath, his beloved wife of 58 years, a good father to Gill and Chris, a devoted grandad and a much loved brother, as well as being a greatly valued friend to many. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, March 22. Friends please meet for service in St. Cuthbert's Church, Darlington at 12.00 noon, followed by cremation. Immediate family flowers only. Donations, if desired, may be sent for Arthritis Care Campaign, c/o Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., Bondgate, Darlington, DL3 7JR.
CAMERON March 15 (suddenly in hospital), of Norby, Thirsk. Peggy, aged 68 years, beloved wife of Ray, loving mother of Ken, Paul, Stephen, Mark, Christine and Alison, a dear nan, sister and aunt. The funeral service will be held at St. Mary's Church, Thirsk on Tuesday, March 22 at 10.30 a.m., followed by cremation.
CANDELAND March 11, of Canterbury Road, Newton Hall. Isobel, aged 81 years, beloved wife of the late Arthur, loving mother of Brian, Judith, Richard, Sheila and David, a much loved grandmother to her eight grandchildren and a dear sister of Eric and Mary. Friends please meet for service in All Saints' Church, Newton Hall on Friday, March 18 at 1.40 p.m., followed by cremation at Durham. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu for Marie Curie Cancer Care may be given after the service.
CARROLL Suddenly, on March 13, of Cavendish Court, Brandon. William (Billy), aged 58 years, dearly loved husband of Rose, loving father of Paul and Ian and a dear brother of Rosemary and Tommy. Friends please meet for service in St. Patrick's R.C. Church, Langley Moor on Tuesday, March 22 at 1.30 p.m., followed by cremation at Durham Crematorium at 2.30 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu may be given after the service for the Macmillan Cancer Trust. Friends welcome for refreshments at Mount Oswald Golf Club afterwards.
CHISMAN (nee Chisholm) March 10, 2005, peacefully and with dignity, in hospital, of Moorlands Residential Care Home, Darlington, formerly of Melland Street, Stapleton and Cleasby. Emily Annie, in her 90th year, dearly loved wife of the late Arthur Francis, much loved mother of Keith, John and Peter, also mother-in-law, nana and great-nana. Funeral Thursday, March 17. Friends please meet for service in St. Peter's Church, Cleasby at 10.00 a.m., followed by private interment. Family flowers only please, to be sent c/o Co-operative. Donations, if desired, may be left for St. Peter's Church Fund.
CHISMAN Annie A very special and caring mother to Keith and mother-in-law to Vera, a much loved and loving nana to Craig and Fiona and her husband Martyn and a treasured great-nana to Ellie, her little chatterbox. You'll never be forgotten. xxx. God Bless
CLARKE (nee Longstaff) On March 16, peacefully in South Church Home (formerly of Cockfield). Doris, aged 84 years, beloved sister of Margaret and loving aunt of Jean, Nancy and families. Funeral service in Cockfield Methodist Chapel on Thursday, March 24 at 10.15 a.m., followed by cremation at Darlington. No flowers by request. Donations, if desired, to Cockfield Methodist Chapel.
CLARKSON Peacefully in hospital after a short illness, on March 13, of Easington Colliery. June (nee Smith), aged 68 years, a much loved wife to David, also a devoted mam to Carole and Susan and a cherished grandma to Michelle and Naomi. Cortege to leave residence on Monday for service at the Church of the Ascension, Easington Colliery at 11.00 a.m., prior to a cremation at Sunderland Crematorium. Friends are kindly invited, please meet at the church.
CLEMENT On March 14, 2005, peacefully in Royal Lancaster Infirmary. Kenneth George (Ken) (Taffy), aged 64 years, former Prison Officer at Deerbolt Borstal Centre. The funeral service and committal will take place at Lancaster and Morecambe Crematorium on Wednesday, March 23 at 2.45 p.m. All enquiries to Morecambe and Heysham Funeral Service, 102 Sefton Road, Morecambe, LA3 1UD. Tel. (01524) 415787.
CLEMINSON March 12, of Bishop Auckland, peacefully after a long illness. Ronald, aged 72 years, beloved husband of Margaret, dearly loved father of Stephen, Denise, Lesley and Alan, dear father-in-law to Martin and very dear grandfather of Samantha, Megan, Shanice and Jack, also dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Will friends please meet for service in Durham Crematorium on Friday, March 18 at 11.00 a.m. All are invited after this service to refreshment in Henknowle Manor.
COE March 15, of Sycamore Lodge, Middlestone Moor. Elsie, aged 84 years, beloved mother of David and Sheila, a dear mother-in-law of Barry, a much loved grandma of Suzanne, Catherine, Paula, Helen and Mark, a loving great-grandmother and a dearly loved sister of Flora and Bill. Cortege leaving daughter's residence, 3 Jubilee Close, Spennymoor, Tuesday for a service in St. Paul's Church at 1.30 p.m., followed by interment in York Hill Cemetery.
CONLON Pat, passed away with grace and in the company of loved ones on March 16, her birthday. Deeply regretted by her beloved children, mother and family. Friends please meet at St. John's Church, Darlington for funeral service at 9.15 a.m. on Monday, March 21, followed by cremation at Darlington. Friends welcome afterwards for refreshments. Family flowers only. Donations may be given in lieu (to the family) for the establishment of a Pat Conlon Memorial Award for Radiography students. She has rest after weariness.
CURRY March 17 (peacefully, at home). Ray, aged 61 years. Very dearly loved husband of Carol, much loved dad of Louise, Julia and David and special grandad to Amy Georgia. Funeral to take on Thursday March 24. Friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium at 10.00 a.m. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if so desired to, Percy Hedley Special School for children with Cerebral Palsy. Plate provided at the crematorium.
CURTIS March 13 (peacefully in hospital), of Washington Avenue, Middleton St. George. Mick, aged 62 years, dearly loved husband of Sue, much loved dad of Robert and Stevan, a loving father-in-law and grandad. Funeral Monday, March 21. Friends please meet for service in Darlington Crematorium Chapel at 1.15 p.m. No flowers. Donations in lieu, if desired, for Cancer Research UK, PO Box 123, London, WC2A 3PX.
DEARY March 14, after a short illness. Freda, aged 91 years, of Lanchester, formerly of Seaburn, beloved wife of the late Billy, devoted mother of Terry, dear mother-in-law to Jenny, much loved mama of Sara, also dearest sister to Molly. Will friends please meet for service in Mountsett Crematorium, Dipton at 11.00 a.m. on Monday, March 21.
DOBSON On March 15, 2005, in Ackworth House, Filey. Janet Maud, aged 81 years. Funeral service at Woodlands Crematorium, Scarborough on Friday, March 18 at 2.40 p.m. Enquiries to A. Haxby and Sons. Tel. (01723) 512216.
DUNN March 14 (suddenly, at home), of Heighington. Sylvia, aged 64 years. Dearly loved wife of Deryck, a loving mam of Karen and Julie. Funeral Tuesday, March 22. Will friends please meet 10.45 a.m. for service at Darlington Crematorium Chapel. Family flowers only please by request.
DUNN Ronald March 15, of Woodland Avenue, Horden. Ronny, aged 76 years. Dearly beloved husband of Margaret (nee McAndrew), a loving father of Maria, Clare and Kathryn, a dear father-in-law and brother and also a devoted grandfather of Emma, Mark, Michael, Andrew, Amy and Eleanor. Interment Horden Cemetery on Friday March 18. Friends please accept this intimation and meet for Requiem Mass at Our Lady Star of The Sea R.C. Church, Horden at 10.00 a.m. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu of flowers if so desired to, Cancer Care, c/o, Margaret. On whose Soul sweet Jesus have Mercy R.I.P.
EGLETON March 16 (suddenly, at home), of Westfield Terrace, Bishop Middleham. John (Jack), aged 68 years. Loving uncle of the Egleton family. Will friends please meet for service at Darlington Crematorium Chapel on Thursday at 2.15 p.m. Family and friends are welcome for refreshments after the service at The Black Bull, Ferryhill.
ELLIOTT Marguerite Marion (Peggy), March 9, 2005, peacefully in Leeds, aged 91 years, late of Darlington and Barton. Dearly beloved wife of the late Robert, dear mother of David and Geoffrey and mother-in-law of Kathryn, dear granny of Elizabeth, Matthew and John. The funeral service and cremation took place in Leeds on Thursday, March 17. A memorial service will take place at St. Gregory's, Bedale. All enquiries to Thomason's Funeral Service, 137 Easterly Road, Leeds. Tel (0113) 2482899.
ELLIS Vera, aged 82 years (formerly Arnold), of Marske, Cleveland, formerly of Colburn. Peacefully in hospital on March 13. Dearly loved wife of Arthur, much loved mother of David, Maureen, Susan, Robin and Gillian, a dear mother-in-law, loving gran, great-gran and great-great-gran. Funeral service in St. Cuthbert's Church, Colburn on Tuesday, March 22 at 10.15 a.m., followed by private cremation. Friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, for the British Heart Foundation, are being accepted by John Blenkiron and Sons Ltd., 21 Queens Road, Richmond, DL10 4AJ.
ELLIS March 13 (peacefully after a long illness), of Victoria House, Darlington. Colin, aged 65 years, beloved son of the late Sam and Jenny, much loved brother of Esmond, Anne and Jean. Would friends please meet for service in St. Catherine's Church, Fishburn at 10.30 a.m. on Monday, March 21, followed by interment in Fishburn Cemetery.
ELLIS On March 16, peacefully at Rosedale Nursing Home, Catterick Garrison, of 5 Old School Close, West Witton. Jim, aged 83 years, beloved husband of Peta and dearly loved father of Matthew. A private funeral service will be followed by a Thanksgiving Service on a date to be announced.
FITZGERALD March 18 (peacefully, at home with his family around him), of York Hill Road, Spennymoor, (formerly of St. Andrew's Road). Donald (Cockney Don), aged 73 years. A dearly loved dad of Mandy and Trevor, a much loved grandad and great-grandad and a dear brother and uncle. Would friends please meet in St. Andrew's Church, Thursday for a service at 1.30 p.m. followed by interment at York Hill Cemetery.
FODDEN March 16, in St. Teresa's Hospice, Darlington (of Southland Gardens, Shildon). Sarah Louise (nee Readman), aged 29 years, dearly loved wife of Paul, dearest mother of Louise and Matthew, a much loved daughter of Tony and Lynda. Also a dear sister of Ian, Helen and Paul. Interment Wednesday, March 23 in Shildon Cemetery, following a service in St. John's Church, Shildon at 12.00 noon. Friends please meet at church. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to St. Teresa's Hospice, Woodland Road, Darlington.