HOLBORN March 20, of Wren Avenue, Darlington. Mary, aged 79 years. Beloved wife of the late Joe, loving mam of Carol and the late Joe, also a devoted nana, great-nana and mother-in-law. Funeral Tuesday, March 29. Would friends please meet 9.45 a.m. for service at Darlington Crematorium.
HOPE On March 18, peacefully in hospital. Doreen, aged 80 years, dear wife of the late Philip, dear daughter of the late Sam and Elanor Ross of Kelloe. Funeral service of thanksgiving will take place at Stranton Grange Crematorium Chapel on Thursday at 9.20 a.m. Friends and neighbours kindly invited. No flowers please by Doreen's own personal request. Donations in lieu, if so desired, c/o Hartlepool and District Hospice, Wells Avenue.
HOWE Mary (nee Barker), aged 72 years, of Richmond, died suddenly at home on March 17. Dearly loved wife of John and much loved mum of Teresa. Funeral service at Darlington Crematorium on Wednesday, March 30 at 11.45 a.m. Friends please meet at the crematorium chapel.
HOWE David Davey, aged 45 years (peacefully after a long illness fought with courage and dignity), on March 18. A much loved dad and grandad, dearly loved son of Brendan and Pauline, special brother to Stephen, Mandy and Michael, also a dear brother-in-law, uncle and nephew. Funeral Tuesday, March 29. Would friends please meet for service at St. William's Roman Catholic Church at 2.30 p.m., prior to cremation at Darlington Crematorium at 3.15 p.m. Floral tributes, if desired, may be sent to Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., 59A Bondgate, Darlington, DL3 7JR.
HUTCHINSON Dennis, peacefully at home at Carter Moor Farm, Eaglescliffe on March 22, aged 81 years. Beloved husband of the late Jean, dearly loved dad of Brian, Keith, Margaret and Brenda and devoted grandad of Sarah, Christian, Jennifer, Jodie and Samantha. Funeral service to be held in St. Hilda's Chapel, Teesside Crematorium on Thursday, March 31 at 11.45 a.m. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to "Cancer Research U.K." c/o Yarm Funeral Service, 3 Beechwood Road, Eaglescliffe, Stockton, TS16 0AE. Tel (01642) 786200.
IRELAND March 18 (peacefully at Ventress Hall Nursing Home, Darlington), formerly of Victoria Road, Barnard Castle. Stanley (Stan), aged 81 years, former Head Attendant at the Bowes Museum. Dearly loved husband of Isabel, father of Trevor, father-in-law of Jennifer and brother-in-law of Simpson. Sadly missed by all of his family and friends. Would friends please meet for funeral service at Barnard Castle Methodist Church on Thursday, March 24 at 11.30 a.m., followed by interment. Donations, if desired, may be given in church to Alzheimer's Society.
JAQUES March 20 (after a short illness), of Lothian House, (formerly of Chilton and Viners Close, Spennymoor). John Edgar, aged 95 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Florrie, a very dear brother of Elizabeth, also a dear uncle. Would friends please meet at Durham Crematorium on Wednesday for a service and committal at 1.30 p.m.
JOHNSON March 18, in hospital, of Minors Crescent, Darlington. Ronald James, aged 47 years, beloved partner of Janice, dearly loved father of Billy Joe, Luchelle, Rebecca, Lewis and Adele, also a dear stepfather, loving grandad of Sophie, a much loved brother of Fred, Margaret and Jean, a dear brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle and sadly missed friend of Ruth. Funeral Wednesday. Friends please meet for service at Darlington Crematorium at 9.15 a.m.
JOLLY March 18, peacefully at home, of Brandon. Mary, aged 53 years, dearly loved wife of Alan, loving mam of Melanie and Graham, mother-in-law of Richard, a much loved sister and sadly missed by all her family and friends. Would friends please meet for service in St. John's Church, Meadowfield on Thursday, March 24 at 1.15 p.m., followed by cremation at Durham Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu for St. Cuthbert's Hospice or Cancer Research U.K., may be sent to N. Alderson Funeral Director, 118 High Street South, Langley Moor, Durham, DH7 8EX. Friends welcome for refreshments at Meadowfield Club afterwards.
JONES March 19 (suddenly at home), of Teal Road, Darlington. Catherine (nee Elstob), aged 52 years, beloved wife and friend of Raymond, loving mam of Melanie, Helen and Charlotte, a dear mother-in-law and much loved grandma, a dear sister and auntie. Funeral Wednesday. Would friends kindly meet for service in St. John's Church at 12.15 p.m., followed by cremation at Darlington Crematorium. Flowers may be sent to Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., Funeral Directors, 59a Bondgate, Darlington, Co. Durham, DL3 7JR.
JONES nee Heal On March 20 (suddenly), of Newton Aycliffe, formerly of Wheatley Hill. Audrey, aged 71 years, beloved wife of Ted, loving mam of Ted and mother-in-law of Anita, also a much loved gran of Shelley Anne and Glynn and sister of Anne. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, March 30, 2.00 p.m. at Durham Crematorium. Family flowers only by request. Donations in lieu, if so desired, may be made at the crematorium to The Liver Unit, Birmingham.
JOYCE Jane Ann (Jenny), in Tenlands Care Home, after a long illness fought with dignity, courage and good humour surrounded by her family, dearest wife of the late Jos, very much loved mam of Brenda, Betty and Linda, mother-in-law of Terry and Athol and a dear friend of Billy, also a much loved gran of Lisa and Terry and loving grandma Joyce of Laura, Danielle, Luke, Katie and Alex. Cortege leaving residence of her daughter at 1.05 p.m., on Friday, April 1 for service in the Village Methodist Church at 1.15 p.m., followed by committal at Durham Crematorium.
LODGE March 17, in hospital, of Darlington. Eric, aged 71 years, dearly loved husband of Kathleen, dear father of Susan and Richard and a much loved grandfather. Funeral Thursday, March 24. Friends please meet for service at Darlington Crematorium at 1.15 p.m. Family flowers only please.
LOISEAU Pierre Louis-Marie Died suddenly March 14, aged 61 years, of Killerby. Dedicated husband of Kate, proud and devoted father of Chantal and Pascal. Bien-aimé de la famille Loiseau en France. All friends welcome, Darlington Crematorium Wednesday March 23, 2.15 p.m. Africa donations, in lieu of flowers please, www. oxfamunwrapped.com
LUKE March 20, at Morgan House Nursing Home, Bowburn and formerly of Browning Hill Coxhoe. Leslie, aged 85 years. Beloved husband of Nancy, a dearly loved dad of Linden and Brian, father-in-law of Sylvia and Malcolm, a much loved grandad of Catherine, Susan, Grahame, Katie and Robert, also a great-grandad and loving brother. Will friends please meet for service in Durham Crematorium Chapel on Tuesday March 29, at 2.30 p.m.
MADDISON Richard (Dick), aged 69 years, of Fishburn. Peacefully, in hospital on March 19. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Eleanor, much loved dad of Barbara and the late Tony, dear father-in-law of Jill, devoted grandad of Jonathan, Christopher, Andrew, Lee, Ryan and Lewis, also a dear friend of Tony. No longer in our lives, always in our hearts. Requiem Mass to be held in St. John Fisher R.C. Church, Sedgefield on Tuesday, March 29, at 9.45 a.m. Prior to burial at Fishburn Cemetery. Friends please meet at church.
MUNDELL March 17 (peacefully), of West Auckland. Frank, aged 85 years, loving husband of the late Mary, dearly loved father of Stephen and Paul, dearest grandfather of Helen, Paul, Abbie, Christian, Brendan and Jonathan. Friends please meet for service in Darlington Crematorium Chapel on Tuesday, March 29 at 11.45 a.m., followed by cremation. Floral tributes may be sent to The Co-operative Funeral Service, Fylands House, Bishop Auckland.
NEWTON On March 16, peacefully in hospital, of Washington, formerly Bearpark. Johnny, aged 73 years, wonderful dad and soulmate who is deeply loved by his devoted daughters Joy and Jackie, father-in-law of Ian and an idolised grandad of Lee and Jade, also a beloved brother of Kate and the late Bet. Would friends please meet for service at Sunderland Crematorium Chapel on Thursday, March 24 at 10.00 a.m.
PARRISS On March 16, suddenly but peacefully, of Millhouse Court, Gilesgate. Caterina (Cathy, nee Dent, formerly Watson), beloved daughter of Winnie and Joe, devoted mother of Joe, Christina and Yolanda, mother-in-law to Dennis and Brian, precious grandmother to Emma, Jessica, Jane, Jonathon, Joe, Cathryn and Thom, adored great grandmother to James and Joseph, dear sister to Josephine and Shaine, aunt to Mellisa and Joanna. Special niece to her aunts, uncles and cousins, re-united with her loved ones. To be received into St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Gilesgate at 6.15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23 for Mass at 7.00 p.m. Funeral service Thursday, March 24 at 2.00 p.m. for Requiem Mass, followed by cremation at Durham Crematorium. Bus provided. All friends welcome afterwards at Mount Oswald Golf Club. Family flowers only. Donations in church to Lourdes Fund. In God's care you sleep above, in our hearts you stay with love.
PEEKS March 20 (peacefully in hospital), of Shildon. Florence (nee Bloomer), aged 96 years, loving wife of the late Thomas, a loving mother of Billy and Brenda and a dear mother-in-law of Anne and Ian, a devoted grandmother to David, Valerie, Julie and Christopher, also a loving great-gran to Léon and Ava and a dearest sister of Laura. Cremation Thursday, March 31 at Darlington, following a service in the crematorium chapel at 3.45 p.m. Friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please.
PERKS March 20 (suddenly), of The Grove, Coxhoe. John, aged 36 years. Beloved husband of Amanda, dearly loved father of Joanna and Jonathon, a loving son of Margaret and adored brother of Shirley, devoted uncle of Sarah, Laura and Ashleigh and loved grandson of Jack, also a special nephew, cousin and friend of many. Will friends please meet for service at St. Mary's Church, Coxhoe on Wednesday March 30, at 9.15 a.m. Followed by cremation at Durham Crematorium
PICKERING On March 21, peacefully in hospital, of Acorn Grange, West Cornforth (formerly of Bowburn). Dorothy (Dot), aged 92 years, beloved wife of the late Billy, a dearly loved mam of Joyce and Lovaine, dearest mother-in-law of Ken and Jack, also a dear grandma and great-grandma. Will friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium Chapel on Wednesday at 9.30 a.m.
PORTREY March 18, of York Crescent, Newton Hall, Durham. Stanley, aged 90 years, dearly loved husband of Mildred, loving father of Elizabeth and Joan, a dear grandad of Nicola and Catherine and great-grandad of Oliver. Private cremation to take place at Durham Crematorium on Tuesday, March 29 at 11.30 a.m., followed by a Service of Thanksgiving in North Road Methodist Church, Durham at 12.00 noon. Friends welcome for refreshments in the schoolroom afterwards. No flowers by request. Donations in lieu may be given after the service for Church Funds.
PRATT On Friday, March 18, suddenly but peacefully in Sunderland Royal Hospital, of Sunderland. Mary Elizabeth (nee Ramshaw), dearly beloved wife of the recently departed Laurie and a much loved mam, mother-in-law, gran and great-gran. Would friends kindly meet for funeral service in Sunderland Crematorium on Thursday, March 24 at 3.00 p.m. Family flowers only please, by request. Donations in lieu to St. Benedict's Hospice, Newcastle Road, Sunderland. All enquiries to John Duckworth Funeral Services. Tel. (0191) 5160202.
RACE March 18, suddenly, of West Auckland. Margaret, aged 69 years, re-united with her beloved husband John, after only two weeks. Devoted mam of Jacqueline, Karen and Joanne, a dear mother-in-law, much loved nana of Jane, Rebecca and Daniel, loving great-nana to Jamie and Macey, also dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Will friends please meet for service tomorrow, March 23 in St. Helen's Church at 11.30 a.m., followed by cremation at Durham.
RAPER March 21, peacefully in hospital, of North-allerton. Philip, aged 80 years, dearly loved husband of Mary, loving father of Evelyn, a dear uncle and great-uncle, brother of Don, brother-in-law of Millie and brother of the late Gordon. Funeral service to be held in All Saints' Church, Northallerton 2.45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, prior to cremation. Family flowers only. Donations, if wished, may be given for the C.C.U. and the I.C.U. at the Friarage Hospital, c/o Mr. W. Sims, 11 East View, Northallerton, DL6 1AQ.
REED March 13 (in hospital), of Foundry Street, Shildon. Margaret, aged 78 years. Dearly beloved wife of the late Ronald (Ronnie). Private funeral service.
REES Verona Margaret, aged 85 years, formerly of Lile Close, Richmond, died peacefully at The Terrace Care Home, Richmond on March 21. Much loved mother of Jacqueline and John and a dear mother-in-law, loving grandma and great-grandma and dear sister to Keith. Funeral service at Darlington Crematorium on Wednes day, March 30 at 2.15 p.m. Friends please meet at the Crematorium Chapel. Family flowers only please. If desired, donations for the British Diabetic Association, c/o John Blenkiron and Sons Ltd., Funeral Directors, Victoria House, 21 Queens Road, Richmond, DL10 4AJ.
RICHARDSON George William, aged 78 years, of Reeth Road, Richmond, died suddenly at home on March 16, a much loved brother and uncle. Funeral service at St. Mary's Church, Richmond on Thursday, March 24 at 1.30 p.m., followed by interment in the cemetery. Friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only please, if desired, donations for the Coronary Care Unit, Friarage Hospital, Northallerton, c/o John Blenkiron and Sons Ltd., Funeral Directors, Victoria House, 21 Queens Road, Richmond, DL10 4AJ.
SIMPKIN Michael George, beloved husband of Ann (of Thornton-le-Moor). Died on Sunday, March 20, 2005, after a debilitating illness. Funeral service and cremation to be held in West Cemetery, Darlington on Thursday, March 31 at 1.15 p.m. Flowers, or donations may be given for Cancer Care U.K. and St. Andrew's Church, South Otterington.