DIXON September 13, of Witton Gilbert (late of Low Fell). Christine Pelagie, cherished wife of the late Harry Dixon (Chemist). Friends invited to service at St. Andrew's Church, Lamesley, Gateshead on Friday, September 19 at 12.00 noon. Cremation following at Birtley Crematorium.
DIXON September 10, in hospital, of Shincliffe Village. Mary, aged 88 years, dearly loved wife of sixty five years of the late John, treasured mother of Judith and Peter. Would family and friends please meet for service at Durham Crematorium on Friday, September 19 at 1.00 p.m. No flowers by request. Donations kindly accepted by sister Lilly's Stray Dogs Home.
DUDDIN Mary September 16 (peace-fully), of Meadow Road, Trimdon Village. Mary (nee Havican), aged 80 years, beloved wife of the late George, dearly loved mother of Marie, Sheila and Alec, also a much loved grandma and great-grandma. Cortege leaving residence on Friday at 1.05 p.m. Friends please meet for service at St. Mary Magdalene Church at 1.15 p.m., followed by cremation at Durham.
GLAISTER September 17 (peace-fully, in hospital), of King William Grange, Spennymoor. William (Will), aged 92 years, beloved husband of Hilda, a dear dad of John, Steven and Flo and a loving grandfather and great-grandfather. Would friends please meet at Durham Crematorium Monday for a service and committal at 11.00 a.m.
GRAY September 15, of Jasmine Crescent, Trimdon Village. Sophia, aged 85 years, dearly loved wife of the late Tommy, beloved mother of Leslie, Freda and Thomas, also a dear grandma and great-grandma. Service in St. Mary Magdalene Church, Trimdon Village on Tuesday at 2.00 p.m., followed by cremation at Durham. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to The Butterwick Hospice. A plate will be provided at the Crematorium.
GREEN September 12 (peacefully in Devonshire House), of Staindrop Road, West Auckland. George, aged 89 years, dearly loved husband of Connie, loving father of Jennifer and David, dear father-in-law of Martin and Anne, also a devoted grandad of Susan, Mark and Paul. Would friends please meet for service in West Auckland Methodist Church on Monday, September 22 at 12.30 p.m., followed by cremation at Durham Crematorium. No flowers by request. Donations in lieu, to the Church Fund, may be left at church.
GREENBANK Roland, aged 79 years, in hospital on September 12, of Scorton (formerly of Fryupdale). Dearly loved husband of Joyce and the late Dorothy, much loved and loving dad of Anne, June and Linda and stepfather of David, Robert and Alan and a devoted grandad and great-grandad. Funeral service in St. Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale on Wednesday, September 17 at 2.00 p.m., followed by interment in the churchyard. Friends please meet at the church.
HADLAND September 14. Isabel, aged 79 years, of St. John's Nursing Home, late of Geneva Road, Darlington. Devoted wife of the late Clifton Hadland, mother of five daughters, also loving mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. Friends please meet for service at Darlington Crematorium on Friday, September 19 at 9.45 a.m., prior to cremation. Flowers may be sent to Co-operative Chapels of Rest, Memorial House, 50 St. Cuthbert's Way, Darlington.
HAMMOND Catherine (Kitty), aged 93 years, on September 10, at Hillcrest Residential Home, formerly of The Golden Lion Hotel, Richmond. Beloved mother of Malcolm, grandmother of Natalie and Fiona and great-grandmother of Isobel, Laura and Charlotte. Funeral service at Darlington Crematorium on Thursday, September 18 at 11.45 a.m. Friends please meet at the crematorium. Enquiries to John Blenkiron and Sons, Funeral Directors. Tel. (01748) 850033.
HANNANT Alfred September 15, suddenly, of Malvern Close, Peterlee. Alf, aged 74 years, dearly beloved husband of the late Irene, a loving father of Maureen, Margaret and Sylvia, a dear father-in-law, also a devoted grandad and great-grandad. Interment Shotton Churchyard on Friday. Cortege leaving 13 Ashbrooke Estate, Shotton. Friends please accept this intimation and meet for service at St. Saviour's Church at 10.30 a.m.
HARDCASTLE Amy, on September 12, peacefully, in Sowerby House, Thirsk, aged 85 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Ernest Frederick, loving mother of Joyce, Kenneth and daughter-in-law Di, devoted grandmother of Sarah, David and Stephen. Funeral service at St. James Green Methodist Church on Monday, September 22 at 11.30 a.m., followed by interment at Bagby. Family flowers only please. Donations may be given, if desired, for the Stroke Association.
HARDEN Dick September 8, 2003. Major Richard Wallace Harden, M.C., aged 83 years. Funeral took place on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at St. Mary, Leake, Nether Silton at 12.00 noon. Donations to Leeming Garth Residential Home, Leeming Bar, Northallerton.
HAYES September 16, of Newton Aycliffe. Lily, aged 82 years, wife of the late Tom Hayes, mother of Patrick, Melvyn, Jeanette and loving mother-in-law of Marilyn, Steve and Jackie, also a loving grandmother and great-grandmother. Will be sadly missed by all. God Bless you Mother. Will friends please meet for service at Darlington Crematorium on Monday, September 22 at 9.45 a.m., prior to cremation.
HENRY September 14 (peace-fully, in Portland House, Willington), late of Shildon. Annie, aged 87 years, beloved wife of the late Arthur, loving mother of Anne, Betty and the late Raymond and Florence, dear mother-in-law of Allen and Cliff, a devoted gran and great-gran. Would friends please meet for service in St. John's Church, Shildon on Tuesday, September 23 at 12.00 noon, followed by interment in Shildon Cemetery.
HESELTINE West Monkseaton Suddenly on September 14, aged 58 years, Keith, devoted husband of Jacqueline, dearly loved dad of James, a dear son of Edith and son-in-law of Rosalie, future father-in-law of Lisa, dearly loved brother of Joan and dearly loved by all the family. Would friends please meet for service at Pierremont Methodist Chapel, Darlington on Friday, September 19 at 1.15 p.m., followed by interment at West Cemetery, Darlington 2.00 p.m. Friends please meet at chapel.
HEWITT John, of Haswell, suddenly in the Highfield House Nursing Home, on September 15, aged 92 years. John (Chutt), a beloved husband of the late Mary (nee Parry), a much loved dad, also a dear father-in-law and a cherished grandad and great-grandad. Cortege to leave his son's residence on Monday for service and cremation at Durham Crematorium at 12.00 noon. Friends are kindly invited, please meet at the Crematorium Chapel.
HIGGINBOTTOM September 17, in hospital, of 11 Manor Road, Hurworth Place. Violet, aged 100 years, beloved wife of the late Frank, dearly loved stepmother of Jean, much loved aunt of Hilda, Mavis, Joyce and Linda and also a dear great-aunt. Funeral Tuesday. Friends please meet for service in Hurworth Methodist Chapel at 3.00 p.m., followed by cremation.
HINDMARCH September 15, suddenly at home, Wolsingham. Charlotte Isobel, aged 86 years, devoted wife of the late George Stanley, much loved and loving mother of Roland and daughter-in-law Hazel, also a dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Will friends please meet for service in St. Mary and St. Stephen's Church, Wolsingham at 12.00 noon on Monday, September 22, followed by cremation at Durham.
HIRD September 17 (peace-fully, in Hartlepool Hospice), of Dene View, Cassop, late of Thornley. Arthur, aged 81 years, beloved husband of Peggy, dearly loved father of Edwin, a dear father-in-law of Lynne, devoted granda of Paul, Danielle, Andrew and Dean and sadly missed brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Friends please meet for service at Cassop Methodist Church on Tuesday at 1.10 p.m., followed by cremation at Durham. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu of flowers to Hartlepool Hospice and Macmillan Nurses c/o the family.
HODGSON September 10, peacefully in hospital, of Broome Road, Carrville. Fred, aged 65 years, beloved husband of Sheila, much missed father of Wendy and Ian, granda to Natalie, son-in-law of Freda and father-in-law of Ian and Clare. Would family and friends please meet for service at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Belmont on Thursday at 1.00 p.m. followed by interment in Belmont Cemetery.
HOLT September 14, of Sand-hutton. Constance, aged 80 years. Funeral service to be held at Sandhutton Church on Friday, September 19 at 11.00 a.m.
HOPPER September 12 (peace-fully, in Defoe Court Nursing Home, Newton Aycliffe). Robert Henry (Bob), aged 95 years, beloved husband of the late Winifred, much loved dad of Shirley, Doreen and Keith, loving father-in-law of Marion and the late Alf, dearly loved brother of Maggie and Jennie, also a treasured grandad, great-grandad and great-great-grandad. Funeral Friday, September 19. Would friends please meet 1.45 p.m. for service at Darlington Crematorium. Family flowers only please.
HOWELL September 15 (in hospital), of Skipton Close, Ferryhill. Hilda, aged 73 years, beloved wife of the late George, dearly loved mother of Pauline, Diane, Adrian and Lisa and also a dear nanna, sister and sister-in-law. Service at Durham Crematorium Chapel on Tuesday at 10.00 a.m. Would friends please meet at the Crematorium.
HUGHES September 18 (peace-fully, at home), of Cockton Hill Road, Bishop Auckland. Carole (nee Hutchinson), aged 54 years, dearly loved wife of Ken, loving mum of Stella and Steven, devoted grandma of Jacob and Callum, also a very dear sister, aunt and friend. Would friends please meet for service in Bishop Auckland Methodist Church on Friday, September 26 at 10.00 a.m., followed by cremation at Durham Crematorium. No flowers by request. Donations in lieu to be divided between the MARA Unit and the District Nurses' Fund. These may be left at church.
HUGHF September 11, peace-fully, in St. John's Nursing Home, Darlington. Joseph William, aged 71 years, beloved partner of Ethna. Funeral service to take place on Monday, September 22 at Darlington Crematorium 10.15 a.m. Friends invited, please meet at the Crematorium.
HUTCHISON Alex To Agnes, Alexander, Douglas and families. Our love and sympathy. Thanks for the love, care and attention you all gave. From Joe, Pearl, Joe Jnr., Linda and family in South Africa.
HUTCHISON September 10, peace-fully at St. John's Nursing Home, Darlington (formerly of Hurworth). Alexander, dearly be-loved husband of Agnes, much loved father of Alex, Douglas and the late Gordon, loved father-in-law of Janie, Rachel and Melanie and loving grandad of Michael, Jamie, Robert and Archie. Funeral Friday. Friends please meet for service at Darlington Crematorium at 2.45 p.m. Family flowers only. Donations may be sent for St. John's Fellowship c/o St. John's Nursing Home, Hundens Lane, Darlington.
IRVINE Eileen September 12, 2003, peacefully, at her home in Stokesley. Dearly loved wife of the late Len and dearly loved daughter of the late Elizabeth and the late Clifford Seward and cherished sister and sister-in-law of the late Noel and Jane Seward (Wales), the late Paul and Lib Seward (Bishopthorpe) and Jillian and Tony Whitfield (New Zealand) and much loved aunt of Graham and Christine Seward, Brian and Emily Seward, Michael Seward and Marnie Kendall, Katie Seward and Mark Sharp, Stuart Whitfield, Lorraine and Warren Priest and Nina Whitfield and a loved great-aunt. A service will be held at St. Andrew's Church, Church Lane, Bishopthorpe, near York on Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 1.45 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. at York Crematorium. Family flowers by request. Donations, if desired, to Yorkshire Cancer Research, 34 Langbaugh Close, Great Ayton, TS9 6QH. Messages to J. Whitfield, P.O. Box 5042, Waikiwi, Invercargill, New Zealand. A cherished sister, aunt and friend, greatly mourned but forever held in our hearts.
JOHNSON Irene, former District Nurse of Queens Road, Blackhill. Beloved wife of the late Tom, died August 31 in Kettering. Sadly missed by family and friends.
JOHNSON September 11, of Spring Gardens, West Auckland. Eva, aged 83 years, dearly loved mam of Christine, dear mother-in-law to George, special gran of Gary and Carolyn, Simon and Nicola and Nicholas, also a dear sister and aunt. Will friends please meet for service in St. Helen's Church at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17, followed by interment in West Auckland Cemetery.
JOHNSON September 15, peacefully in hospital. Laurie, aged 84 years, of Darlington. Beloved husband of Marjory, loving dad of Ann and Susan, dear father-in-law of Keith and John, a much loved grandad and great-grandad. Funeral service to take place on Thursday, September 18 at 10.45 a.m. at Darlington Crematorium. Friends invited, please meet at the chapel.
JOHNSON September 18, after a long illness borne with great courage and dignity, of St. Helens Auckland. Alan Watson, aged 64 years, very dearly loved husband of Mary, much loved and loving dad of Catherine and Peter, dear father-in-law to Graeme and Pamela, devoted grandad to Jack and Michael-Thomas, dearest brother of John and Betty, also a dear brother-in-law and uncle. Will friends please meet for service in St. Helen's Church at 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 23, followed by interment in West Auckland Cemetery. In Heaven you rest, No worry, no pain. God Bless you 'til we meet again.
KIRBY September 14 (peace-fully after a long illness), at Caedmon Crescent, Darlington (formerly of Berwick on Tweed). Robert, aged 81 years, beloved husband of Helen, dearly loved father of Leslie and Archie, father-in-law of Pam and Muriel and loving grandad of Nicholas, Elizabeth, Janine and Archie. Funeral Monday. Friends please meet for service in All Saints' Church, Blackwell at 10.30 a.m., followed by private cremation. Family flowers only. Donations may be sent for The Alzheimer's Disease Society c/o Seaton Leng & Son Ltd., Bondgate, Darlington, DL3 7JR.
LAWSON September 17, peacefully in Long Meadows Nursing Home, Ripon (formerly of Masham). Ruby, aged 82 years, beloved wife of the late Harry, much loved mother of Ann and Ruth and a very dear mother-in-law and nana. Service and interment at St. Mary's Church, Masham on Tuesday, September 23 at 2.00 p.m.
LOCKWOOD September 16 (peace-fully, in hospital), of Railway Street, Leyburn and formerly of Wensley. Nancy (nee Jefferson), aged 72 years, dearly loved wife of Roy, very dear mum of Stephen, Avril and Kevin, a much loved mother-in-law, loving grandma of Sarah, Jade, Hannah and Rebecca, a dear sister and sister-in-law. Funeral service to be held at St. Michael and All Angels' Church, Spennithorne on Thursday, September 25 at 1.00 p.m., followed by cremation at Darlington Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if so desired, may be given for Macmillan Cancer Relief and Church Funds, for which a plate will be present at the service. Will friends please meet at the church.