BLENKIRON June 3, peacefully, in South Church Nursing Home (late of Newfield). Joseph William (Bill), aged 88 years, dearly beloved husband of the late Henrietta, a dearly loved father of Margaret and Bill and a dear father-in-law, also a much loved grandad. Particulars to follow.
BROWN June 3 (in hospital), of Catlaw Hall, West Witton. John, aged 81 years, beloved husband of the late Hilda, dearly loved father of John, father-in-law of Kate and a dear grandpa to Jason. Funeral service at St. Bartholomew's Church, West Witton on Tuesday, June 10 at 12.30 p.m., followed by private cremation. Friends please meet at the church.
BRUCE June 3, at home, St. Helens Auckland. Edna, aged 85 years, beloved wife of the late Dennison, devoted mam of Pauline and Stephen, dear mother-in-law to Graham and Brenda, much loved and loving nan to Paul, Alan, David and Deborah, also a dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Will friends please meet for service in West Auckland Methodist Chapel at 9.15 a.m. on Wednesday, June 11, followed by cremation at Darlington. Donations may, if desired, be left in church for the Butterwick Hospice.
BURTON June 2 (peacefully at home), Barnard Castle. Patrick Alfred John (Dick), aged 73 years. Dearly loved husband of Cathy, sadly missed by all of his family and friends. Would friends please meet for funeral service at St. Mary's Parish Church, Barnard Castle on Thursday, June 12 at 1.15 p.m., followed by cremation at Darlington. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be given in church to Church Funds and the Salvation Army.
BUSSEY June 1 (died peacefully in hospital), of Darlington. Kathleen Mary (nee Glenister), aged 79 years, dearly loved and devoted wife of Bill for 58 years, loving mother of Gill and Chris, a dear mother-in-law and grandma. Sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service will be held at St. Cuthbert's Church, Darlington on Wednesday, June 11 at 12.30 p.m., followed by private cremation. Family flowers only please. Donations, if so desired, may be sent for Cancer Research, c/o Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., Bondgate, Darlington. DL3 7JR.
CARPENTER May 31, peacefully, at Maple Lodge. Harold, aged 92 years, late of the A66 Motel, formerly of Dalton, near Richmond. Dearly loved husband of the late Doris and a much loved father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Funeral service will be held at St. Michael and All Angels' Church, Barningham on Monday, June 9 at 11.00 a.m., followed by interment. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, may be sent for The British Heart Foundation, c/o Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., Bondgate, Darlington. DL3 7JR.
CHARLTON Amy June 5, of 16 Carlton Terrace, Easington Village. Amy (nee Fitches), aged 77 years, dearly beloved wife of Albert, loving mother of Helen, a dear mother-in-law of Arthur, dearest grandmother of Scott, loving sister of Clem, Margaret and family. Cremation Sunderland Crematorium Thursday. Friends please accept this intimation and meet for service at the Crematorium at 11.00 a.m. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu of flowers, if so desired, to The Renal Unit, Sunderland Royal Hospital.
COE June 1, peacefully, at Portland House, Willington. Cora Blanche, aged 91 years, beloved wife of the late Jack, loving mother of Joan, Shirley, Maureen and John and dear mother-in-law of Dennis and Sheila, also a loving nana. Friends please meet for service at St. Stephen's Church, Willington on Friday, June 6 at 2.15 p.m., followed by cremation at Durham. No flowers by request. Donations in lieu to Mouth and Foot Painting Artists may be left with the family. All are welcome afterwards for refreshments at the Burn Hotel.
COULTHARD June 4, formerly of Oakley Farm, West Auckland. Thomas Walker (Tom), aged 85 years, champion Dales pony breeder, father of Tom, Margaret and John, father-in-law and good friend to Jim, also a grandad and great-grandad. Will family and friends please meet in West Auckland Cemetery at 11.00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 10.
CRAIG May 31 (suddenly, in hospital), of Commondale, Whitby. Ella Jean, aged 90 years, a dearly loved sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, also a very dear friend. Funeral Thursday, June 12. Would friends please meet 10.15 a.m., for service at Darlington Crematorium.
CROZIER Robert Hepple Suddenly, at home. Robert (Bob), aged 94 years, of Roecliffe. Much loved brother of Margaret and Frances, loving stepfather of John, Angela, Emily and Jenny also loving uncle of John and Carol and great-uncle of Paul and Mark. Funeral service and interment at St. Mary's Church, Roecliffe on Tuesday, June 10 at 3.00 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations in Bob's memory can be left in church, to The Arthritis and Rheumatism Council and Age Concern.
CRUTE Norman Wilson, aged 93 years, of Middleton Tyas, Richmond, formerly of Corbridge and Newcastle upon Tyne, died peacefully on May 29. Dearly loved husband of Rosalind and a much loved father, father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather. Funeral service at St. Michael and All Angels' Church, Middleton Tyas on Thursday, June 5 at 3.30 p.m., followed by private cremation. Friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only, if desired, donations for Middleton Tyas Church Funds.
DAVIDSON June 2, of Moor House Farm, Easington Village. William (Bill), aged 74 years, dearly loved husband of Sheila (Thompson), beloved father of Heather and Stephen. Cremation Sunderland Crematorium on Tuesday, June 10 at 3.00 p.m. Cortege to leave residence 1.50 p.m. for service in St. Mary's Church, Easington Village 2.00 p.m. Friends please meet at church. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu for the Macmillan Nurses and Marie Curie, c/o Heather Davidson.
DEANS May 30 (suddenly), of Town Head, Middleton-in-Teesdale. Dorothy Tennant, aged 80 years, dearly loved daughter of the late Evelyn and George. Friends please meet for service and interment at St. Mary's Church, Middleton-in-Teesdale on Saturday, June 7 at 10.00 a.m.
DIXON May 28 (peacefully, in hospital), of Norfolk Place, Bishop Auckland. Mary Elizabeth, aged 86 years, beloved wife of the late James William, much loved mother of Jean and David, mother-in-law of John and Julie, devoted nana of Steven and Laura, also a very dear sister and aunt. Would friends please meet for service and cremation at Durham Crematorium on Wednesday, June 4 at 11.30 a.m. No flowers by request. Donations in lieu, if so desired, to the British Heart Foundation, c/o Mr. Jack Fowler, 34 Northumberland Avenue, Bishop Auckland.
DODDS William Anthony (Billy), aged 55 years, died May 27, peacefully in Germany, after an illness bravely borne. Beloved only son of Kitty and the late Alan. Will be sadly missed.
DUNN June 2, of Foundry Fields, Crook. Irene, aged 72 years, beloved wife of the late Albany, a dear mother of Pat, Alan, Paul, Susan and Anita, dear mother-in-law of Dave, Colin and the late Joe, also a loving nana and great-nana. Cortege to leave her son's residence, 1 Myrtle Grove, Roodymoor for service in the Salvation Army Citadel, Crook on Friday, June 6 at 11.00 a.m., followed by interment in Crook Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if so desired, to The British Heart Foundation and the Salvation Army c/o Mrs Pat Hutchinson, 10 High Hope Street, Crook.
DUNN June 3 (peacefully, in hospital), of Holmlands Road, Darlington. Trudy, much loved mam of Jean and Deryck, also a loving mother-in-law and nana. Funeral Monday, June 9. Would friends please meet 1.30 p.m. for service at the West Cemetery Chapel, Darlington, followed by cremation at Durham. Family flowers only please.
DYKE Kenneth May 31, peacefully, at home. Ken, aged 82 years, of Hartburn, Stockton. Dearly loved husband of Joan (nee Mowbray), dear father of Richard and Louise. Service and cremation at Teesside Crematorium, Friday, June 6 at 11.00 a.m. (St. Bede's Chapel). Friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, may be sent to Butterwick Hospice, Middlefield Road, Hardwick, Stockton. TS19 8XN.
EASBY (nee Gilroy) Josephine (Josie), aged 94 years, died peacefully in Poplar Lodge, Middleton St. George on May 31. Private funeral. No flowers.
EGNER May 27, of Darlington. Frank, aged 63 years, dear dad, loving grandad and brother Funeral Thursday, June 5. Would friends please meet 10.15 a.m. for service at Darlington Crematorium.
EVANS May 30, peacefully in Rydal Nursing Home, Darlington (formerly of Aysgarth Road, Darlington). Edith, aged 90 years, a much loved aunt, great-aunt, great-great-aunt and sister-in-law. Funeral Monday, June 9. Would friends please meet 11.15 a.m. for service at Darlington Crematorium. No flowers please by family request.
FLETCHER June 5 (suddenly, at home), of Barrett Road, Darlington. Melvin, aged 54 years, dearly loved husband of Val, loving father of Emma and Andrew, also a dear grandad and brother. Funeral Wednesday, June 11. Will friends please meet for service and cremation 3.00 p.m. at Durham Crema-torium. No flowers by request.
FOSTER May 12, of Belfast, (formerly of Westfield, Stanley). Thomas, aged 82 years. A loving husband, father of Linda and Malcolm also grandfather to Meggie. The funeral took place on Friday May 16 in Belfast.
FRANK May 27 (due to tragic circumstances), of Northallerton. William Harland, aged 34 years, dearly loved son of George William and dearly loved brother of Rachael and Rebecca. A private funeral service will take place for family and friends.