WEIGHELL November 26, peacefully in hospital. Dennis, aged 71 years, of Thirsk, a loving father and grandfather and a dear brother and friend. Will friends please meet for service at Darlington Crematorium on Thursday December 1 at 10.45 a.m. Donations if desired for Arthritis Research.
WELSH November 29, of Dean Bank Grange, Ferryhill. Freda, aged 89 years (former District Nurse of Ferryhill and Chilton), beloved wife of Bob, devoted mam of Susan, dear sister of Phylis, Rita, Mavis and Sam and also a loving aunt. Would friends please meet for service at Ferryhill Methodist Chapel on Wednesday, December 7 at 2.15 p.m., followed by cremation at Durham. Donations for Chapel Funds may be left on the plate at the Chapel.
WILLIAMSON November 30 (at home surrounded by his family), of Local Avenue, Sherburn Hill. Cecil (Ces), aged 73 years, beloved husband of the late Sheila, devoted dad of John, Janet, Carol and Helen, a sadly missed father-in-law, a treasured granda and great-granda, also a dear brother. Would friends please meet for service at St Cuthbert's Church, Shadforth on Monday, December 5 at 1.00 p.m., prior to interment in Shadforth Cemetery.
WILSON John Raymond (Raymond), aged 71 years, of Rose Cottage, California, Bishop Auckland, formerly of Red House Farm, Langleydale, died suddenly on November 27. Dearly loved father of David, Peter and Richard and a dear father-in-law, loving grandad and great-grandad. Funeral service at Barnard Castle Methodist Church on Monday, December 5 at 2.00 p.m., followed by cremation at Darlington Crematorium. Friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only please, if desired, donations may be given on the plate provided in the church for the British Heart Foundation.
WILSON November 29, after a short illness. Doreen (nee Gilbey), aged 85 years, of Bishop Auckland. Devoted wife of Frank, beloved sister to Millie and Charlie, also a dear sister-in-law, aunt and great-aunt. Will friends please meet for service in St. Helen's Church at 12.00 noon on Tuesday, December 6, followed by cremation at Durham.
WILSON November 30 (peacefully in hospital), of Luke Avenue, Cassop. Tom, aged 84 years, beloved husband of Molly (nee Inchiliffe), dearly loved father of Denis, dearest father-in-law of Norma, much loved uncle of David, Teresa, Alison and Dilwyn. Cortege leaving residence Wednesday at 2.35 p.m. Friends please meet at Cassop Methodist Church for service at 2.45 p.m., followed by cremation at Durham. Family flowers only please. Donations, if so desired, to Chapel Funds. Bus provided. Sadly missed by all the families.
YOUNG (nee Bakes) On November 28, suddenly at home. Audrey, aged 75 years, of Darl-ington, dearly beloved sister of the late Marjorie and Billy, much loved aunt of Steven and Elizabeth, great-aunt of Toni, Samantha, Ben and Eleanor. Funeral Thursday, December 8. Would friends please meet for service at St. Mark's Church, North Road, Darlington at 1.00 p.m., prior to cremation.
YOUNG November 26, of South Church Nursing Home, Bishop Auckland. Donald, aged 74 years, a dear brother and uncle. Cortege to leave from South Church Nursing Home at 9.00 a.m. for service at Durham Crematorium Chapel on Wednesday, December 7 at 9.30 a.m.
YOUNG On November 25. Leslie, aged 82 years, died peacefully in hospital, devoted husband of Mary, dearly loved dad to Leslie, Sandra, Dennis, David and Geoffrey, loving father-in-law, grandad and great-grandy. Friends please meet at St. Mary's Church, Coxhoe on Thursday, December 1 at 2.45 p.m., followed by cremation at Durham Crematorium at 3.30 p.m.
AINSLEY December 7, peacefully in hospital, of Cypress Park, Esh Winning. Ian Victor, aged 72 years, dearly loved husband of Winifred, loving dad of Colvin, father-in-law of Andrea and a dear brother of Shirley and Audrey. Friends please meet for service and cremation at Durham Crematorium on Tuesday, December 13 at 10.30 a.m. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu for Cancer Research U.K. may be given after the service.
ALDERSON Marianne (nee Cowen), aged 50 years, of Brompton-on-Swale, formerly of Darlington and Middleham, died peacefully at the Friary Hospital, Richmond on December 6, after a terrible illness bravely fought. Dearly loved wife of Terry, loving mother of Robert, Marc and Hazel and dear sister to Veronica. Cremation private, followed by a Service of Thanksgiving at St. Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale on Wednesday, December 14 at 12.00 noon. Friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only please, if desired, donations for the Victoria Ward, Friary Hospital may be sent care of John Blenkiron and Sons Ltd., Funeral Directors, Victoria House, 21 Queens Road, Richmond, North Yorks., DL10 4AJ.
ALLAN Billy Aged 75 years. Last of Blackhall Mill generation. Much loved as 'Dool' by brother Norman, our beloved late father. Devoted husband to our late Elizabeth, goes to join his brother and sisters, reunited forever. Devout verger of St. Cuthbert's Darlington for many years, he always did the right thing with good humour and a cheeky smile. Much loved Mark, Debbie, David and Joy Allan.
ALLAN December 1, in hospital, after a long illness, of Darlington. William (Bill), aged 75 years, beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (nee McBrien), a much loved brother-in-law and uncle and dear friend of Oliver and Terry. Funeral Friday. Friends please meet for service in St. Cuthbert's Church at 11.00 a.m., followed by cremation. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be sent for MIND, c/o Seaton Leng and Son Ltd., 59a Bondgate, Darlington, DL3 7JR.
ALLISON Margery On December 7, in hospital, Margery, aged 81 years, of Northallerton (former Deputy Head Teacher, Dodmire Infants School, Darlington). Beloved wife of the late William, mother of Kay and Keith and grandmother of Rachel, Helen, Christopher, Jennifer and Naomi. Funeral service and cremation to be held at Darlington Crematorium on Monday, December 12 at 2.45 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations may be given in lieu to Yorkshire Cancer Research, plate provided at the service.
ARMSTRONG December 3 (peacefully, at home), of Durham Road, Spennymoor. Joan, aged 69 years. Beloved wife of Raymond, dearly loved mam of Christine and Lorraine, devoted grandma of Ben and Alex and also a dear mother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Would friends please meet for service at The Trinity Methodist Chapel, Rosa Street on Friday, December 9, at 10.15 a.m. followed by cremation at Durham. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu if desired to, McMillan Cancer Relief. All are welcome afterwards for refreshments at, The Masonic Hall, Dundas Street.
ASHCROFT Kathleen, of Fern Bank, Borrowby, died peacefully on December 3, 2005, aged 79 years. Private burial at St. Mary's Church, Leake on December 12. No flowers.
BANKS Simon Richard Suddenly at home, on December 6, 2005. Husband of Dorothy, loving father to William, Elizabeth and Edwina, a dear son, brother and brother-in-law. Funeral service to be held in St. Martin's Church, Seamer, Stokesley on Wednesday, December 14 at 1.30 p.m. Family flowers only please. Enquiries to H.W. Carter Funeral Service. Tel. (01642) 700208.
BARNES December 7, of Boundary Close, Ushaw Moor. Eric, aged 57 years, dearly loved husband of Geraldine and a loving father of Susan and Matthew. Friends please meet for service in St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Ushaw Moor on Monday, December 12 at 1.45 p.m., followed by cremation at Durham. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu may be given after the service for St. Cuthbert's Hospice. Friends welcome for refreshments in the Catholic Club afterwards.
BATEMAN December 6, of North Drive, Middlestone Moor. Ronnie, aged 65 years, a dearly loved husband of Christine, a loving dad of Sharron, Lynne, Amanda and the late Alan, a dear father-in-law, a much loved granda and a loved brother to Alan and brother-in-law. Would friends please meet in St. Paul's Church, Spennymoor Monday for a service at 9.45 a.m., followed by committal at Durham Crematorium.
BELL December 4 (peacefully in hospital), of Allens Hill, Holwick, Middleton-in-Teesdale. John Trevor, aged 78 years, dearly loved son of the late Marjorie, a much loved cousin and a dear friend of Keith and Hazel. Friends please meet for service and cremation at Darlington Crematorium on Monday, December 12 at 3.45 p.m. Family flowers only; donations in lieu may be given at the crematorium for Middleton Surgery.
BENNISON Ronald (Ron) Suddenly at home on December 5, 2005, in his 84th year, beloved husband of Winnie, loving father of Irene, grandfather of Colin and Kevin. Funeral service to be held Wednesday, December 14 at the Chapel of St. Hilda, Teesside Crematorium at 11.15 a.m. Would friends kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if so desired, to the Parkinson's Disease Society, c/o H.W. Carter Funeral Service, 10 East End, Stokesley, TS9 5DP.
BLAKEBURN (Formerly Scott) December 3, 2005. Peacefully in hospital. Betty, aged 81 years of Darlington. Dearly loved mother of Lesley and Patricia (Tiffa) and a dear mother-in-law to David. A much loved granny of Lisa and Charlotte and partners Tarek and Neil and a great-granny to Joseph. Funeral Monday December 12. Would friends please meet 1.00 p.m. for service at St. George's United Reformed Church followed by burial at the West Cemetery.
BLEWITT December 1, peacefully in hospital. Terry, aged 79 years, of Longfield Road, Darlington, a loving husband of Ethel, also a much loved brother and uncle. Funeral Thursday, December 8. Would family and friends please meet 10.15 a.m. for service at Darlington Crematorium. Family flowers only please.
BOWRON (nee Mann) On December 4, Mary Elizabeth, aged 90 years, of Thirkleby, Thirsk. Dearly loved wife of the late James Alfred, dear mother of George and George and Janice Allen, loving grandmother to Andrew, Alison and Graham Hind, great-grandmother of Erin and Sophie and a great-nanna of Christopher, Tracey and Marc. Funeral service and interment will be at All Saints' Church, Thirkleby on Friday, December 9 at 11.00 a.m.
BOYLE On December 3 at Brentwood Lodge, Leyburn (formerly of Gell Pool, Middleham and Mount Drive, Leyburn). Jean (nee Miller), aged 82 years, beloved wife of the late Sydney, dearly loved daughter of the late Jim and Alice Miller and a very dear aunt and cousin. Funeral service and cremation at West Cemetery Crematorium, Darlington on Monday, December 12 at 11.45 a.m. Friends please meet at the crematorium.
BUCKLE December 4 (suddenly) of Witton Park. Derek, aged 64 years, loving husband of Margaret, dearly loved dad of Paul, Peter, Derek, Thomas and the late Robert, a dear father-in-law also a much loved grandad of Alexandra and the late Peter. Friends please meet for service in St. Paul's Church, Witton Park on Tuesday, December 13 at 10.00 a.m., followed by interment in Witton Park Cemetery.
BURTON December 1 (peacefully in Whorlton Grange), of Barnard Castle. Catherine (Cathy, nee Finn), aged 80 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Dick, loving mother, nana and great-nana, sadly missed by all. Would friends please meet for Requiem Mass at St. Mary's R.C. Church, Barnard Castle on Friday, December 9 at 10.30 a.m., followed by interment. Donations, if desired, may be given in church to Church Funds.
CAIRNS December 6 (peacefully, at home), of Dene View, Cassop. Nellie, aged 77 years. Beloved wife of the late Tommy, dearly loved mother, mother-in-law, also devoted gran and great-gran. Friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium on Friday December 9, at 1.30 p.m. No flowers by request. Donations in lieu of flowers to, Cancer Research c/o, the family.
CALVERT December 2 (peacefully), of West Auckland, formerly of Witton Park. Alan, aged 68 years, loving husband of the late Margaret, dearly loved dad of Denise, Jacqueline, Pauline and Susan, dear father-in-law of David, Joe, Martin and Malcolm, much loved granda of Marc, Stuart, Danielle, Cameron, Martina, Nathan and Maria. Friends please meet for service in St. Paul's Church, Witton Park on Friday, December 9 at 11.45 a.m., followed by interment in Witton Park Cemetery.
CASS Alan, aged 90 years of Richmond, died peacefully in hospital on December 5. Dearly loved husband of Phyllis, much loved father of Janet and Sue, dear father-in-law to Roy and Jim, loving grandfather of Annette, Andrew, Paul and Catherine, grandfather-in-law to Tim and Sue-Mee and great-grandfather to Spencer and Toby. Funeral service at St. Mary's Church, Richmond on Wednesday December 14, at 1.30 p.m. followed by private cremation. Friends please meet at church. Family flowers only please, if desired donations for The Alzheimer's Society (Hambleton and Richmondshire Branch) may be sent care of John Blenkiron and Sons, Ltd., Funeral Directors, Victoria House, 21 Queens Road, Richmond, DL10 4AJ.