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Death notices and funeral announcements in The Chronicle Newcastle from April 12 to April 18

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Death Notices

Morpeth Peacefully on the 3rd April 2024, aged 83 years, Penny, beloved wife of Colin, loving mum of Zoe, Vaughan and Bret also a devoted grandmother to Martha, Sally and Alfie. Penny will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. A funeral service will take place at Northumberland Crematorium, Felton 22nd April 2024 at 15.00pm. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if desired to The Samaritans. A donation box will be at the crematorium.

(née Carlaw) (Wardley) Margaret passed peacefully on 14th April 2024, aged 89 years. Devoted wife of the late James, dearest mam of David and Gillian, special mother-in-law of Steve and Annette, treasured grandma of Jessica, James, Ross and the late Jamie. A wonderful lady, who will be missed by all who knew and loved her. A special thank you to Wardley Gate Care Home for the love and care shown to Margaret during her 8 years with them. Funeral service to take place on Thursday 25th April at Saltwell Crematorium at 10:30am. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu will be received on the day with proceeds going to The Alzheimer’s Society. A donation box will be available at the crematorium. Following the service, all are welcome to join the family at Eslington Villa to continue sharing memories. All enquiries to Co-op Funeralcare, Gateshead. Tel: (0191) 482 2371.

(Benwell Village) Suddenly at home with her loving family by her side on Saturday 30th March 2024 aged 57 years Mary. Loving Daughter of William and Doreen. Much loved Sister of Sarah. Dear Niece, Cousin and Friend of all. Would family and friends please meet for funeral service and cremation at the West Road Crematorium Chapel on Thursday 25th April at 10.30am. All welcome afterwards for refreshments to Benwell Hill Cricket Club, Denton Bank NE15 7EU. Much loved and always remembered.

(Annfield Plain) Passed away peacefully in hospital on Sunday 31st March 2024 aged 98 years. Devoted husband to the late Lily. Dearly loved dad to John and Alan, father in law to Anne and June. Treasured Grandad and Great Grandad. John will be sadly missed by all family and friends. Funeral Service to take place on Monday 22nd April 2024 11am at Mountsett Crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations, if so desired, will be gratefully received for Kidney Research. All enquiries to Coop Funeral Care, Annfield Plain 01207 234494

Walker, Newcastle. Peacefully on 12th April 2024, aged 86 years. Much loved mother of Dawn, Wendy and Sandra. Beloved wife to late John. Loving grandma of Alice and Grace. Rest in peace mam. Service to take place on Friday 26th April at 9.45am at West Road Crematorium Newcastle. Flowers welcome.

Eddie (Newcastle West) Peacefully at home on Friday 5th April 2024 aged 66 years. Beloved brother of Elsie and the late Pat and Anne. Much loved partner of the late Mave. Also a dear friend of Margaret, Sara, Bruce and Terry. Would all please meet for funeral service at West Road Crematorium on Monday 22nd April at 12.00pm. No flowers by request but donations gratefully received on behalf of Marie Curie and The British Heart Foundation a collection box will be available following the service. All welcome afterwards to The Denton. All enquiries c/o Clark Pearson Funeral Directors, 2 Baroness Drive, Denton Burn, NE15 7AT. Tel 0191-2744373.

Dorothy Best MBE, formerly of Church Chare, Whickham. Much loved sister of Ian and the late Andrew. Service at Mountsett Crematorium, Dipton, 1.15pm 1st May 2024. Family flowers only.

(Nee Hodgson) (West Wylam) Peacefully in the arms of her daughter after a short illness on 23rd March 2024, aged 77 years. Lily, beloved wife of the late John, treasured mam to Rebecca, special friend and neighbour, she will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Friends are invited to join Lily’s family to celebrate her life at her graveside service on Monday 22nd April at Edgewell Cemetery, Prudhoe at 12pm. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu will be received on the day with proceeds going to The British Heart Foundation. A donation box will be available at her service. All are welcome to continue the celebration of Lily’s life at The Falcon – to raise a glass in her memory. All enquiries to Co-op Funeralcare Prudhoe, T: 01661 833078.

(Nee Black ) Of North Shields. Passed away on April 13th, aged 79 years. Special wife to the late Ken. Much loved mam to Craig and his partner Donna. Dearly loved sister to Gill and the late Alan. Loved by everyone who knew her. Funeral ceremony to be held at Tynemouth Crematorium on Friday 3rd May 2024 at 12:00 noon. Friends please meet at the crematorium. Donations in lieu of flowers for the British Heart Foundation, may be given at the service or donated online.

(Parkin) Died peacefully with her family around her on the 9th April aged 68. Beloved wife of Ron and treasured mam of Aimee. Sister-in-law to Brenda and Bill and auntie to Julie and husband Brian. Will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Funeral on Thursday 2nd May 1:30pm, West Road Crematorium and afterwards at Benwell Hill Cricket Club. Family flowers only. Donations kindly received for Newcastle Dog and Cat Shelter.

Peacefully on 1st April aged 87 years. George beloved husband of the late Jean. Devoted dad of Stephen, Graeme and the late Alan. Much loved father in law of Barbara and Joanne. Loving grandad of Alexandra and Amy. Would family and friends please meet for a celebration of George’s life on Monday April 22nd at Tynemouth Crematorium at 12 Noon. Always in our thoughts.

(Prudhoe) Passed away in RVI on 5th April 2024 aged 76 years. Brenda, beloved mam of Sheena and mother in law of Craig. Much loved nana of Abby and Katie. Treasured sister of Freddie and sister in law of Sandra, Brenda is loved by all of her family and will be greatly missed. Would friends please meet for a service and cremation at Mountsett Crematorium, Dipton on Monday 29th April at 2:45pm. Family flowers only please. Donations will be gratefully received for RVI ward 52 and Newcastle Hospitals Charity Gift of Kindness Fund. All enquiries to: Co-op Funeralcare Prudhoe, Victoria House, Front Street, Prudhoe, NE42 5HN T: 01661 833078

(Burnopfield) Peacefully at home on 10th April 2024 aged 95 years Joan. Loving wife of the late George, beloved mam of Carol, grandmother of Amanda and Anya and great grandmother of Mason, Aaron and Jonas. A celebration of Joan’s life will be held at Fellside Methodist Church on 3rd May 2024 at 1:00pm followed by cremation at Mountsett Crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu if desired to The Salvation Army and St Oswald’s Hospice. c/o Martin Rankin Funeral Directors, 7 The Square, Front Street, Whickham, NE16 4JB.

(Ryton) (Priest of Hexham and Newcastle Diocese) Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Care Home, Newcastle on 9th April, aged 77 years. Dear brother to Paul, David and Mary. Philip will be received into St. Agnes R.C. Church, Crawcrook on Wednesday 1st May at 7pm. Requiem Mass will take place at St. Mary’s R.C. Cathedral, Newcastle on Thursday 2nd May at 12:05pm. Interment to follow in Ryton Cemetery. All are welcome at both services. Donations in memory of Philip may be given for MND Association and HCPT. These can be sent c/o 1 Kepier Chare, Crawcrook, Ryton, NE40 4TS 0191 4132318

(Mick) Passed away on the 28th March 2024, aged 59 years. A much loved husband of the late Anne. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral service to take place at Whitley Bay Crematorium on Wednesday 24th April 2024 at 3pm. All enquiries to Christopher Sample Funeral Services. 47 Eastbourne Gardens Whitley Bay NE26 3LX Tel: 0191 252 3366

(Longframlington) Suddenly at home on 27th March 2024, aged 62 years. Dearly loved son of the late Dagmar and Harry and a loving brother, uncle, nephew and friend. Please meet for service at Northumberland Crematorium on Wednesday 24th April at 3pm. Family flowers only, a collection will be held in aid of Alzheimer’s Society. John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors Oakwood House, 571 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 9PQ. Tel: 0191 2739292

(Hank) (Aynsley Terrace, Consett) Passed away on 23rd March 2024 aged 81. A loving husband to the late Cath Clarke. Dad to Ernie and Michael, father in law to Caz. A Cherished Grandad to Aleesha and James. He will be dearly missed by all. Funeral to be held at St Patrick’s RC Church, Consett on Thursday 18th April 2024 at 10am. Family Flowers only, donations at service to St Patrick’s RC Church, Consett All enquiries to Co-op Funeralcare, Consett 01207 507 281

(Whitley Bay) Tragically taken on 27th March 2024 aged 35 years. Beloved other half of Stephanie. Much loved son of Michael and Deborah. Greatly loved dad of Keira, Samuel and Lewis. Loving brother of Nathan and Natalie and beloved grandson of Ann. He will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends. Funeral service to be held at Whitley Bay Crematorium on Wednesday 24th April at 10:30am. Flowers welcome. All welcome back to Whitley Bay Golf Club after the service. W.S. Harrison Funeral Directors, 17 Claremont Crescent, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear, NE26 3HL. Tel: 0191 2528779

(Davey) (Coalburns) Passed away peacefully in hospital on April 4th, aged 85 years. A beloved husband of Margaret, a dear dad of Tommy, Lorne, John and Claire and a proud grandad and great-grandad. Funeral service at Greenside Cemetery on Thursday April 18th at 12.45pm. Private afterwards. All Enquiries to C M Walkers Family Funeral Services Morley House Front Street, Felling Gateshead Tel: 0191 4470180

(Harlow Green The Chesters, Low Fell) Suddenly at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on 5th April 2024, aged 83 years, Harry. Dearly beloved son of the late Harry and Connie, dearly loved brother of the late June and Maureen, also a much loved uncle of David and Carolyn, and a much loved great-uncle of Kate. Harry was much loved by all family and friends. Service and cremation at Saltwell Crematorium on Monday 22nd April at 1.45pm. Friends please meet at Crematorium.

(Heaton) Peacefully in hospital on 6th April, aged 89 years. Marina the much loved wife of the late David, loving mam to Graeme and John, a dearest mother in law and a treasured grandma and great grandma. Family and friends please meet for service at St Gabriel’s Church, Heaton on Thursday 25th April at 1.00pm. Followed by cremation at The West Road Crematorium at 2.00pm. Family flowers only donations in lieu of flowers to Alzheimer’s Society. W.S. Harrison Funeral Directors Shields Road, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 2UD. Tel 0191 2655415.

Joseph Dwyer
Joseph Dwyer

(Stanley) Joe sadly passed away on 28th March 2024 aged 94 years. Joe, loving husband to Noreen will be greatly missed by his wife, his children Oonagh, Aaran and Mitzi and their families. Funeral to be held at St Patrick’s Church, Dipton at 10:30am on 25th April, followed by a service at Mountsett Crematorium. Donations in lieu of flowers will be greatly received for Alzheimer’s Society, a charity close to the family’s heart.

(Nee Burlison) (Forest Hall) Peacefully on 8th April 2024, aged 95 years. Doris, much loved wife of the late Les, loving mam of Glenda and Leslie, and mother-in-law to Tom and Kim. Grandma to Paul, Stacey, Hollie, Danielle, Michael and Tegan, Great Grandma to Felix, Evie and Diana and sister to the late Jonas, Mary, Gladys and George. Family and friends are invited to the service at Whitley Bay Crematorium on Tuesday 30th April 2024 at 12 noon. All welcome afterwards to the Killingworth Arms, Killingworth Village. Family flowers only please or donations in Doris’s memory may be made at the service in aid of Breast Cancer Now. All enquiries to: Co-op Funeralcare 79 Station Road Forest Hall Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8AQ 0191 2599964

(Harraton, formerly of Birtley) Peacefully on 10th April 2024 aged 97 years. A dear husband of the late Lily and the late Margaret, a loved brother to Belle and Ralph. A wonderful man who will be sadly missed by all his loving family, friends and all who knew him. Service and Cremation to take place at Birtley Crematorium on Wednesday 24th April 2024 at 11:00am. By request, family flowers only, donations can be made in memory of Norman via a retiring collection at the Service. All proceeds will be gratefully accepted for Norman’s chosen charities.

(née Sleigh) (Gateshead) Peacefully on 8th April 2024, aged 87 years. Beloved wife of the late Bobby. Much cherished mother of Dawn, Chris, Tim, Andi and their families. Dearly loved grandmother and great grandmother. Loving sister of Marian. Would family and close friends please meet for a short interment at Saltwell Cemetery on Friday 10th May at 12noon. All are invited afterwards to a Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving at Gateshead Central Baptist Church at 1pm. Family flowers only. A collection will be held in aid of Echoes International and Gateshead Foodbank. Resting in the arms of her Saviour. John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors Oakwood House, 571 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 9PQ. Tel: 0191 2739292

(Teams) Peacefully at Ravenscroft on 7th April aged 72 years, John. Beloved son of the late John and Jane, dearest brother of Maureen, Linda and the late Charles, David and Brian, dear brother in law of John and Ian and a much loved uncle and great uncle. Friends invited to service and interment at Saltwell Cemetery on Wednesday 24th April at 12 noon. Family flowers only please but donations in lieu may be made at the service for Ravenscroft Residents’ Fund E Bush Funeral Director 79-83 Old Durham Road Gateshead Tel No 0191 477 1726

Heather Ferguson
Heather Ferguson

Passed away 27/03/2024 aged 65 years Much loved mother to Steven and Lee, treasured mother in law to Lorraine and Lisa and beloved grandmother to Chelsie, Lauren, Laura, Cloe, Emily, Callum, Chantelle and Kegan. Heather will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends. Funeral is to be held at Mountsett Crematorium on Thursday 18th April at 1015. All enquiries to Derwentside Funeral Service TEL: 01207 234444

(Chapel Park formerly of Walker) On 14th April. Aged 81 years. With her loving family by her side, Irene (nee Lowes). Beloved Wife of John. Dearly loved Mam of Iain, David and Joanne. A dear Mother-in-law of Kathryn, Darren and Jude. Also, a cherished Grandma of Elliott, Alice, Millie and Libby. A much-loved Sister of Pam, Sheila and the late Barbara and also a much-loved Sister-in-law. Irene will be sadly missed by all family and friends. Cremation at the West Road Crematorium on Friday 26th April at 11.00am. Friends, please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please or donations in lieu of flowers, if desired, to Teenage Cancer Trust. All enquiries to R W Barrett & Son Funeral Services, 379 West Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE15 7NL, Tel 0191 2410873.

(Ponteland) Peacefully with her loving family by her side in the Marie Curie Hospice on Sunday 14th April 2024 aged 85 years Elizabeth beloved wife of Maxwell, a loving mam of Julia and Andrew, treasured grandma of Ryan, Sean and Jack and a great grandma. Would family and friends please meet for funeral service at the West Road Crematorium on Friday 26th April at 11.15am Family flowers only please donations if so desired to Marie Curie Hospice. All welcome afterwards for refreshments at The White Swan, Dinnington Village.

(Gateshead) Peacefully in hospital on 4th April aged 94 years, Ivy (nee Nelson). Much loved wife of the late Bill, devoted Mam of Carole and Derek and a very much loved Grandma and Great Grandma. Friends invited to service at Felling Methodist Church on Tuesday 23rd April at 1pm. Cremation following at Saltwell Crematorium. All welcome afterwards for refreshments at Felling Methodist Church Hall. Family flowers only but donations in lieu may be made at the service for Cancer Research UK E Bush Funeral Director 79-83 Old Durham Road Gateshead Tel No 0191 477 1726

Peacefully on April 6th aged 80 years. Paul beloved husband of Margaret. Devoted dad of Beverley and Paul. Loving father in law of Mark. Much loved granda of Scott, Daniel and Dionne. Great granda of Olivia. Would family and friends please meet for a celebration of Paul’s life on Thursday April 25th at Tynemouth Crematorium at 11.15am. Flowers welcome, Donations if so desired to The Parkinson’s Association. Forever in our hearts and mind. ARTE ET MARTE

Anthony Graham
Anthony Graham

Tony Family and friends to meet for service and cremation at Mountsett Crematorium on Thurs 18th April 2024 at 11:45am. Family flowers only, donations in lieu may be left for Newcastle Dog and Cat Shelter. All are welcome to join the family afterwards at Michelangelo’s, Hedgefield.

(Bunty) (Gosforth) Peacefully surrounded by his family, on 31st March, aged 82 years, Brian. A dear husband of Sheila, loving dad of Janet, and son-in-law Kevin. A treasured grandad of Georgia, Liam and partner Heather. A brother of Margaret and Anne, also uncle of John, Anne, David and Lynne. Brian will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Please meet for service at West Road Crematorium on Friday 26th April at 12:00 noon. Family flowers only by request. Donations in lieu if desired to Dementia UK. A collection plate will be available at the Crematorium. Brian’s family give a warm welcome to join them following the service at the Coxlodge Club for a celebration of his life. WS Taylor & Sons 2-3 Meadowfield Terrace Forest Hall NE12 9ES Tel: 0191 2709677

(McLeod) Birtley Margaret, recent resident of Covent House Care Home, suddenly but peacefully passed away in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on 4th April 2024, aged 91. Margaret was the wonderful Mother to Vanessa and Les, and an amazing Grandmother to Marissa, Gareth, Gavin and Cheryl. Margaret will be loved and missed by all who knew her. The funeral service will take place at Saltwell Crematorium on Tuesday 23rd April 2024 at 10.30am. Flowers are welcomed and donations too, to the National Fabry Disease Foundation. All enquiries to Regent Funeral Services on 0191 4334499. Regent Funeral Services Saltwell Road South Saltwell Park Gateshead NE9 6DT

(Telford) (BEM) 01/03/1938 Passed away peacefully at home Funeral will be held at 9am Friday 26th April 2024 at Whitley Bay Crematorium Family flowers only Donations to Bay Food Bank

(Hillhead, Whalton) Peacefully on Tuesday 9th April, aged 85 years. Beloved husband of Pat, much loved father of Martin and Richard, and father in law of Elizabeth and Olwen, a loving grandfather of James, Emily, Robert, Lucy, Kate and Thomas. Funeral Service in St. Mary Magdalene Church, Whalton on Wednesday 24th April at 11.00am followed by a private interment. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to Parkinsons UK

(Shilbottle) Peacefully at home on 29th March 2024 aged 97 years. Jean wife of the late George, a loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother who will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. A private cremation service will take place with a memorial service to be held at St James Church, Shilbottle on 24th April 2024 at 12md. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if desired to Cancer Research UK. A donation box will be at the church

(Hexhamshire) Peacefully in the RVI on 5th April 2024 aged 90 years. Loving wife of the late Eddie, much loved mam of Jan and Faye, mother-in-law to Ian and Nick, devoted “little granny” of Naomi, Lucy, Robyn and Scarlett and great-granny of Harrison. Funeral service and burial at St. Helen’s Church, Whitley Chapel on Tuesday 30th April at 11.30am. Flowers welcome but if desired, donations to Newcastle Hospital Charity. Friends please meet at church.

April 8th peacefully of High Shincliffe Alfred (known as Alf) aged 81 years. Beloved husband of Eileen, a loving father of Neil and Diane. Friends please meet for service in St. Marys Church Shincliffe on Wednesday 1st May at 11.00am prior to private cremation. No flowers please. Donations to a Charity of your choice.

(Gateshead) Peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, on 17th April aged 73 years, Ann (nee Pickering). Dearly loved wife of Stuart, dearest Mam of Steph and Philip and much loved Grandma of Ella and Finn. Also a dear sister of Ray, Paul, Ruth and the late Is. Friends invited to service at Saltwell Crematorium on Monday 29th April at 10.30am. Family flowers only please but donations in lieu may be given at the service for Maggie’s E Bush Funeral Director 79-83 Old Durham Road Gateshead Tel No 0191 477 1726

(Dudley Formerly West Moor) Passed away at home on 3rd April 2024 aged 84 years. Beloved husband of Elizabeth, much loved dad of George, Nicola and Stuart, dearly loved father in law of Mandy, Rob and Norma, proud grandad of Jamie, Andrew, Molly, Callum, Josh and Hannah. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral service to be held at Whitley Bay Crematorium on Tuesday 23rd April at 3.00pm. Family flowers only please. W.S. Harrison Funeral Directors, 17 Claremont Crescent, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear, NE26 3HL. Tel: 0191 2528779

(Leadgate) Peacefully on 6th April, Aged 79 years. Malcolm beloved husband of Florence, Much loved dad of Gillian & Helen, Father in law of Greame. Adored grandad of Molly, Oliver, William & Lily. Friends please meet for service at Mountsett Crematorium on Friday 26th April at 1:15pm. Family flowers only please, Donations if desired to Dementia U.K. All enquiries contact Derwentside funeral service. TEL: 01207 234444.

(Née Letch) (Leam Lane). On 6th April 2024, aged 60 years, June much loved wife of the late Kev, much loved mam of Kirsty, Katie and the late Lisa, much loved mother-in-law of Craig, much loved grandma of Callum, Jade, Alisha and Kai, much loved great-grandma to Katy and Levi, much loved sister of John and the late Keith, also much loved sister-in-law, auntie and friend. Service and cremation at Saltwell Crematorium, on Tuesday 23rd April, at 11.15am. Friends please meet at crematorium. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to The Stroke Association, a donation may be made at the service. Afterwards everyone welcome at The Royal Oak.

(Wallsend) Peacefully on 6th April aged 93 years, Betty, née Higgins, the much loved wife of the late Arthur, loving mother to David, Dorothy, Lillian, Christine, Kathleen and the late Maria, and a dearest grandma and great-gran. Family and friends please meet for service at Tynemouth Crematorium on Tuesday 23rd April at 10:30am. Family flowers only, donations in lieu of flowers if desired to Helping Pets North East. W.S. Harrison Funeral Directors Sycamore Street, Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne NE28 6TH. Tel 0191 2623880.

(Née Anderson) Formerly Rothley West Shield Farm Died 5th April 2024 peacefully in Cramlington Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Wife of the late Luke, loving mam to Heather and Dawn, mother-in-law to Davey and Joe also loving grandma to Paul, Kevin, Deborah and Sarah also great-grandmother to Sophia, Joshua, Olivia and Adam. Special thanks to all the staff on Ward 12, Cramlington Hospital. Funeral service at St Mary’s Church, Morpeth on Monday 22nd April at 11am followed by burial at Fairmoor Cemetery. All welcome. Donations if desired may be sent to British Heart Foundation c/o J W Peters Funeral Directors 35a Oldgate Morpeth

Of North Shields. Passed away on April 14th 2024, aged 84 years. Beloved wife to Bryan. Dearly loved mam to Sue and Paul. Much loved grandma to Sarah, Ellie and the late Rachael. Also a loved great grandma to Jayson, Luke, Leon and Lucy. Funeral Ceremony to be held at Tynemouth Crematorium on Friday 3rd May 2024 at 10:30am. Friends please meet at the crematorium. Donations in lieu of flowers for Rake Lane Oncology Department may be given at the service.

(Tom) (Chapel House) Died peacefully in hospital after a short illness on Monday 15th April 2024 aged 94 years. Beloved husband of the late Molly. Much loved dad of Lindsay and Mark. Loving father in law of Ian and Evelyn. Devoted grandad of Savannah, Rhys and Ellie, Brittany, Alexander and Owen. Treasured great grandad of Oakleigh. Also a dear brother of Molly. Would all please meet for funeral service at West Road Crematorium on Friday 26th April at 10.15am. Family flowers only please but donations gratefully received on behalf of St Oswald’s a collection box will be available following the service. All welcome afterwards to the Jingling Gate. All enquiries c/o Clark Pearson Funeral Directors, 2 Baroness Drive, Denton Burn, NE15 7AT. Tel 0191-2744373.

(Nee Charlton) (Westerhope) Peacefully in St Oswald’s on Sunday 7th April aged 70 years, Pat. Beloved wife of the late Vince. Will be greatly missed by all family and friends. Would family and friends please meet at West Road Crematorium on Wednesday 1st May at 9:45am. No Flowers by request. Donations to St Oswald’s Hospice John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors Oakwood House 571 Westgate Road Newcastle Upon Tyne NE4 9PQ 0191 273 9292

(Blyth formerly Wallsend) Peacefully on Friday 12th April 2024 with his loving daughter by his side. Eric, beloved husband of the late Jacqueline, loving dad of Kirsty, Michaela, Kylie, Jodie and Eric. A dear father-in-law, and a much loved grandad of all the family especially Adam and Michael and dearly missed by Daisy. Funeral service to be held at Cowpen Crematorium on Wednesday 24th April at 2:30pm. Family flowers only please donations if so desired to Macmillan Team NHS FT Charity AC 60.70.80 10009655. Afterwards, welcome back to The Masons Arms, Blyth W.S. Harrison Funeral Directors Shields Road, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 2UD. Tel 0191 2655415.

(North Shields) Passed away peacefully in hospital on 8th April 2024 aged 82 years. Joan, devoted wife of Ken. Treasured Mother of Graeme and Louise. Dear Mother in Law of Melanie and Ted. Proud Nanna of Lola, Lucas and Iona. Loving Sister of Eric, Lillian and the late Edith. She was also a much loved auntie and great auntie. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Please meet for Funeral Service at Tynemouth Crematorium Chapel on Thursday 25th April 2024 at 10.30am. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to the British Heart Foundation. W.S. Harrison Funeral Directors, 17 Claremont Crescent, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear, NE26 3HL. Tel: 0191 2528779

(Deckham). Peacefully on the 15th April aged 79 years, Marlene, the devoted wife of John and who will be sadly missed by all her loving family and friends. Would friends please meet for service at Saltwell Crematorium on Friday 26th April at 3.15pm. By request family flowers only, donations if desired will be shared between Macmillan Cancer Support and Springvale Care Home, Wrekenton. A donation box will be available at the crematorium.

A celebration of a life of service is to be held at 11:30am on Tuesday 23rd April 2024 at Durham Crematorium. Nicola’s family welcome you to come as you are. We will miss the irreverence, mischief, compassion, love and determination that anyone who knew her will remember. Donations in her memory to SPANA / Brooke Animal Charity. All enquiries to Co-op Funeralcare – Chester-le-Street: 0191 387 1212 Co-op Funeralcare – Chester-le-Street Co-op Funeralcare – Chester-le-Street Bridgewater House, 1 Newcastle Road, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3TS

(Ashington) On 8th April, aged 83 years. Beloved Husband of the late Isabel, much loved Dad of Kevin and Minerva, Tony and Sharron, devoted Grandad of Elise, and loving Brother of Elsie. Funeral service and cremation to be held at Cowpen Crematorium on Monday 22nd April at 10.00 am. Friends please meet at crematorium. Family flowers only, donations if desired to The Great North Air Ambulance. Enquiries c/o John Grenfell & Son Funeral Directors. Tel: 01670 823204.

Kaz Tynemouth, formerly Coatbridge Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on 1st April 2024, aged 60 years. Much loved dad to Kirsty. Also a dear brother to Val. John will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral service to take place at Tynemouth Crematorium on Friday 19th April 2024 at 2.15pm. Please send all floral tributes to Coop Funeralcare, North Shields. Donations, if so desired, will be gratefully received for Alcoholics Anonymous. A donation box will be available at the crematorium.

(Castleside) (Jack) Peacefully at Leazes Hall Care Home, Burnopfield on 5th April 2024, aged 93 years. Beloved Husband of the late Norma. Much loved by Daughter Julie, cherished Grandfather of Cameron and Adam. Funeral service will be held at St John’s Church, Castleside on Tuesday 23rd April 2024 at 10:30am, followed by private cremation at Mountsett Crematorium. Family flowers only please, however donations can be made in John’s memory to Leazes Hall Care Home, at church. All Enquiries to Co-Operative Funeralcare, The Grove, Deneburn Terrace, DH8 8BE. 01207 580985.

(Elmes) Sheila aged 84 years (Whickham, formerly Chester-le-Street) passed away peacefully at The Manor House, Whickham on Monday 8th April. Dearly loved wife of the late John William Lea, mother of Andrew and Helen, stepmother of Christopher and Amanda, grandmother of Laura, Ellen, Rob, Jonny and Rachel, sister of John, and close friend of Marie. She will be very much missed. Family and friends are invited to attend Sheila’s funeral service, which will be held at Saltwell Crematorium, Saltwell Road South, Gateshead, NE9 6DT, on Thursday 2nd May 2024 at 11:15 AM, and afterwards at Eslington Villa. Family flowers only, please. Donations in memory of Sheila may be made after the service in the donation box provided. All enquiries to Co-op Funeralcare Chester-le-Street: 0191 3871212 Coop Funeralcare Chester-le-Street Co-op Funeralcare – Chester-Le-Street Bridgewater House, 1 Newcastle Road, Chester-Le-Street, DH3 3TS

It is with great sadness that the family of Janet Lishman announce her passing. Janet, passed away peacefully on the 5th April 2024, aged 68 years. Janet, beloved wife of the late Jim. Loving Mam of Jerome, Lisa, Jimmy and Michael. Also a devoted Grandmother and Great Grandmother who will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. Please meet for funeral service at the Mountsett Crematorium on Friday 26th April 2024 at 10:15am. Donations if desired to Willow Burn Hospice. A donations box will be available at the crematorium. All enquiries to Derwentside Funeral Service. Tel: 01207 234444.

(TANFIELD LEA, LATE OF HAMSTERLEY COLLIERY, BLACKHALL MILL) Died peacefully at home on 13th April with his family around him, aged 90. Devoted Husband to Dorothy, much loved Dad of Anne, Michael, Carole and Miriam and families. Adored Grandad of Andrew, Mark, Jonathan, Michael, Joseph and Georgia and Great Grandad of Fearne, Bobby and Grayson. Family and Friends to meet at St Joseph’s RC Church, Stanley on Friday 26th April at 11:00am for service. Family flowers only. Donations to Friends of Durham Music Trust, durhammusic-org.uk/durham-music-trusts-friends-scheme1

(Nee Boyd) (Westerhope) Peacefully in The Marie Curie Hospice surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday 7th April 2024, aged 83 years. Brenda, treasured wife of the late Brian, beloved mam of Ruth, Susan, and son in law Gary, and an adored, devoted grandma of Jane and Michael. Would family and friends please meet for funeral service at Westerhope Methodist Chapel on Tuesday 30th April at 10.30am, followed by committal and cremation at the West Road Crematorium, for 12.00pm. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu of flowers and in memory of Brenda, to to Westerhope Chapel and Motor Neurone Disease Association. All enquiries c/o Clark Pearson Funeral Directors, 2 Baroness Drive, Denton Burn, NE15 7AT. Tel 0191-2744373.

(Newbiggin Hall) Formerly of Walker. Suddenly in hospital with her loving family by her side on Saturday 6th April 2024, aged 93 years, Lilian (nee Henderson). Beloved Wife of the late Joe, much loved Mam of Lilian, George, Colin, Michael, Lyn, Paul and Joseph, loving Mother-in-law, Sister, Sister-in-law, Aunty, Nanna and Great Nanna of all the family. Would family and friends please meet for funeral service at the West Road Cemetery Chapel on Tuesday 30th April at 2.00pm, Interment to follow at 2.45pm. Family flowers only please, donations if so desired to Age UK. All welcome afterwards for refreshments to The Blucher Social Club, Hexham Road, NE15 9SN. Reunited together again with Joe.

(Née Purvis) (Fenham) Peacefully in Ashton Court Care Home with her loving family by her side on 6th April 2024 aged 81 years, Maureen beloved wife of Allan, a loving mam of Elizabeth, Barbara and Alison, also a dear mother in law of Tony, an adored grandma of Adam, Alice, Chloë, Alix, Sophia and Andreas. Would family and friends please meet for funeral service at the West Road Crematorium on Friday 26th April at 9.30am. Immediate family flowers only please and can be sent to Co-op Funeralcare, Benwell House, NE15 6RU, Tel:0191 2731311.

(Walkerville) Peacefully at home with his family around him on 6th April aged 85 years. Dearly loved partner of Monica, much loved dad of Bryan, Peter and the late Andrew, a dear brother to Pauline and a beloved grandad. Friends please meet for funeral service at West Road Crematorium on Tuesday 23rd April at 11.15am. Floral tributes are welcome.

(Killingworth, formerly of Benton) Peacefully in hospital on 30th March, aged 69 years. Much loved brother of Joan, Viv and the late Tom, and brother-in-law of Brian, Eileen and the late Bill. Also a loving uncle and great uncle. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral service to be held at Whitley Bay Crematorium on Monday 29th April at 3:00pm. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to The Renal Department at Freeman Hospital. A donation box will also be available at the service. W.S. Harrison Funeral Directors, 55 Station Road, Forest Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 8AQ. Tel: 0191 2150775

(Jimmy) (Longbenton) Peacefully after a long illness, on 7th April aged 89 years, Jimmy. A much loved husband of Terry. A loving dad of Andrea and Darren and father-in-law of Steve and Helen. Beloved grandad and great-grandad. Jimmy will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Please meet for service on Wednesday 24th April at St Bartholomew’s Church, Benton at 12:30pm followed by interment at Benton Cemetery. Family flowers only by request, donations in lieu if desired to The British Heart Foundation. A collection plate will be available at the Crematorium. WS Taylor & Sons 2-3 Meadowfield Terrace Forest Hall NE12 9ES Tel: 0191 2709677

(Harry) (Kingston Park, Elswick) Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday 29th March 2024 at Marie Curie Hospice, aged 82 years. Harry, devoted husband to Val, dearly loved father to Brian, Paul, Chris and father in law to Wendy, Sharon and Kerry, treasured grandad to Natalie, Liam, Laura, Abbie, Erin and great grandad to Leo, Olivia and Daisy, Also a dear brother, brother in law, uncle and friend. Funeral service to take place at West Road Crematorium on Tuesday 23rd April at 11am. Family flowers only please, donations if so desired, will be gratefully received for Marie Curie Hospice. Coop Funeral Care Westerhope NE5 1LX 0191 286 8580

(Mac) (Whickham) Peacefully at St Bedes Hospice on 12th April 2024 aged 90 years Gordon. Much loved husband of Vivienne, dearly loved dad of Fiona and Alison, loving grandad of Polly, Harriet, Finlay and Phoebe and dear brother of Doreen. Funeral Service at Mountsett Crematorium on Friday 26th April at 12:30pm. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu if desired to St Bedes Hospice.

(Mac) (Dunston) Suddenly in hospital on 4th April 2024 aged 74 years John (Macman). Beloved son of the late Jimmy and Peggy, much loved brother of Maureen, Jimmy, Joyce and Susan, dear brother-in-law of Peter, Linda and Alan and a loving uncle and great uncle. Funeral Service at St Nicholas Church Dunston on Thursday 25th April at 10.45am. Interment to follow at Garden House Cemetery at 11.30am. Would friends please meet at church. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu if desired to Myeloma UK c/o Martin Rankin Funeral Directors 7 The Square, Front Street, Whickham, NE16 4JB. All welcome afterwards at Dunston Excelsior Club.

East Stanley Peacefully on 28th March 2024, aged 101 years. John, beloved husband of the late Nan, much loved father of the late Jacqueline and a dear uncle to all his family. Funeral service will be held at St Andrews Church, Stanley on Monday 22nd April at 11am, to which all family and friends are respectfully invited. Followed by Interment at Stanley Cemetery. Co-op Funeralcare High Street Stanley DH9 0NX 01207 232154

(Geordie) (Heaton) Passed away peacefully on Wednesday 3rd April 2024, aged 82 years. Geordie, devoted husband of the late Sheila, dearly loved father of Kevin, Ray, Gary and father in law of Andrea, Sandra, Brenda, Treasured grandad of Maxine, Rachel, Amy, Joe, Callum and great grandad of Katelyn. Also, a dear brother to Ray and friend. Please meet for a funeral on Wednesday 24th April 1:30pm at West Road Crematorium. Coop Funeral Care Byker NE6 1DU 0191 2762240

(Ray) Walker Passed away surrounded by family on 4th April 2024 at the RVI Hospital aged 77 years. Devoted husband to Marilyn. Dearly loved dad to Lee and Stephen, and father in law to Jill and Helen. Treasured grandad to Rebecca, Jack, Shauna, Abbi-Leigh and Ellis, and an adored great grandad to Harry, George and Ada. Ray will be forever missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral service to take place at West Road Crematorium on Friday 26th April 2024 at 1:30 pm. Family flowers only please. Donations, if so desired, will be gratefully received for Cancer Research UK. A donations box will be available at the crematorium.

(Ponteland) Suddenly at home on 5th April 2024, aged 81 years. Beloved son of the late George and Elizabeth. Dearly loved brother of the late Mary. Funeral service to take place at St. Matthew’s Church, Dinnington on Tuesday 30th April at 12.15pm, followed by cremation at West Road Crematorium at 1.30pm. Family flowers only. A collection will be held in memory of John. John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors Oakwood House, 571 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 9PQ. Tel: 0191 2739292

(Walbottle, formerly Winlaton) Peacefully in hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer, with his loving family by his side on 12th April. Aged 60 years. Stephen. Beloved Husband of Diane. Dearly loved Dad of Beth, Ryan and Megan. A dear Son of Monica and the late Danny. Dearly loved Brother of Jacqueline and Yvonne and a dear Brother-in-law of Michael and Mark. Also, a much-loved Uncle. Stephen will be dearly missed. Cremation at the West Road Crematorium on Wednesday 24th April at 12.45pm. Friends, please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu of flowers to Maggie’s Charity. All welcome back to the Benwell Hill Cricket Club for refreshments. All enquiries to R W Barrett & Son Funeral Services, 379 West Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE15 7NL, Tel 0191 2410873.

Bob (West End) Peacefully in Marie Curie with his family on Tuesday 9th April 2024 aged 48 years. Beloved son of Liz. Devoted dad of Katelin, Lola and Ellie. Treasured grandad of Freddie. Much loved brother of Michelle, Dana, Yazmena and Asif. Loving partner of Natalie. Also a dear uncle and great uncle of all his nieces and nephews. Would all please meet for Funeral service at West Road Cemetery Chapel on Friday 3rd May at 11.00am followed by interment. Floral tributes welcome or donations gratefully received on behalf of Marie Curie a collection box will be available following the service. All welcome afterwards to The Marlborough Social Club. All enquiries c/o Clark Pearson Funeral Directors, 2 Baroness Drive, Denton Burn, NE15 7AT. Tel 0191-2744373.

(Morpeth) Passed away peacefully on 3rd April in hospital aged 86 years. Dearly loved husband of Florence, father of Ian and Jean, father-in-law of Brian. Will be very much missed. Family and friends to gather for his funeral service at St Mary Magdalene Church, Whalton, Northumberland on Friday 19th April at 11.00am. Family flowers only please. Donations may be sent to Leukaemia UK c/o J W Peters Funeral Directors 35a Oldgate, Morpeth or a donation box will also be provided in church.

(Wallsend) Passed away suddenly at home on 30th March 2024 aged 72 years. Ali, devoted husband of the late Jan, treasured dad of Sarah and Mark, loving father in law of Billy and Tracy, cherished grandad of Laura, Liam, Harry, Shelby, Callum, Daniel and Sophie, proud great grandad of Darcie and Myles, much loved brother of Ian and Don. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Please meet for service at Tynemouth Crematorium Chapel on Wednesday 24th April 2024 at 12.45pm. Flowers welcome or donations if desired to The British Heart Foundation. W.S. Harrison Funeral Directors Shields Road, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 2UD. Tel 0191 2655415.

Peacefully on Sunday 7th April 2024 at Hope House Care Home, John aged 78 years. The dearly loved husband of the late Ann, a much loved father of Andrew, Suzanne and Richard, a dear father-in-law of Paul, Pamela and Eve, a devoted grandad of Isobel, James, Ben and George, a dear brother of Peter, David & Marian and also a dear brother-in-law of Audrey, Maureen & Jeff. John will be sadly missed by his loving family and many friends. A service will be held at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday 26th April 2024 at 11.15am. Family flowers only, or if so desired, donations may be made in memory of John to Cancer Research U.K., c/o The Alty Funeral Service or via https://johnnapier.muchloved.com . Enq. The Alty Funeral Service, (Family Owned) Broomfield Place, Blackburn, BB2 1XF Tel: 01254 503240 (24hrs) Email: admin@altysfunerals.co.uk

O’SULLIVAN June Rose (née Cook) (New Hartley, formerly of Whitley Bay) Peacefully in hospital after a long illness, with family by her side on 25th March, aged 76 years. Dearly loved wife of John, loving mum of David and Mark, dear mother-in-law of Claire, devoted nannie of Dominic, Joshua and Khye and a much loved great grandma of Aisla. Friends please meet for service at Whitley Bay Crematorium on Tuesday 23rd April at 1.30pm. Private afterwards. Flowers welcome, or donations in lieu if preferred, may be sent for UK Sepsis Trust C/o Melrose Funeral Services, 157-159 Astley Road, Seaton Delaval. A donation box will be available at the service.

(Benton) Dearly loved dad and mum of Jason. Would family and friends please meet for service at St. Francis Church, High Heaton on Wednesday 1st May at 12.30pm, followed by interment at Heaton Cemetery at 1.30pm. Family flowers only. A collection will be held in aid of British Heart Foundation and Alzheimer’s Research. John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors Oakwood House, 571 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 9PQ. Tel: 0191 2739292

(Moorside) Passed away peacefully on 8th April 2024, aged 86 years. Richard, much loved Husband of Mavis. Loving Dad to Jeanette, Ken, David and Julie. Loving Grandad and Great-Grandad. Friends please meet for service at St Johns Church Castleside at 1pm on Wednesday 24th April. Followed by cremation at Mountsett at 2pm. Family flowers only please. Donations welcomed at church to Alzheimer’s Society.

(Wardley) Peacefully at home on April 8th aged 80 years, Jean (nee Parkin) A dear mam of Anthony, Pamela and Bryan and a devoted Nana and great Nana. Funeral service at Saltwell Crematorium on Monday April 22nd at 10.30 am. Family flowers only please a retiring collection will be held for the Helping Pets North East Charity. Would the Mourners kindly wear colourful attire of their choice for the service. All are welcome to the Wardley Legion Club after the service to celebrate her life. All inquiries to; CM Walkers Family Funeral Services Morley House Front Street Felling Gateshead NE10 9HJ. 0191 4470180.

We regret to announce the death of a beautiful soul David Rackie aged 67 years on 4th April 2024, after many years of poor health. David will be received into All Saints RC Church, Carrington Lane, Sale, Manchester for rosary and service of prayer on Tuesday 23rd April at 8:15pm. Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 24th April at 10am, followed by committal in Altrincham Crematorium. Family would request donations in lieu of flowers to SVP Holy Island Ozanam Childrens Camp in line with David’s wishes. We thank God for David, a life well lived. Deo Gratias R.I.P To celebrate David’s life, the family ask that mourners wear comfortable and colourful clothing. For all enquiries, please contact Herbert Murray Funeral Directors, 29 Green Lane, Sale, M33 5PN. Tel: 0161-962-3456.

Passed away peacefully at Greenacres Care Home, Meltham on 29th March 2024 aged 99 years. Steven, loving husband of the late Jean, beloved father of Ruth, Helen and Sylvia, a loving grandpa of Naomi, Sam, Alice, Catherine, Ben and Frances and a loving great grandpa of Isaac, Wilfrid and Max. Steven will be treasured by all his family and friends. Funeral service to be held at Whitley Bay Cemetery Chapel on Tuesday 7th May 2024 at 11.15am followed by a committal. No flowers, please. Donations in lieu if so desired, will be gratefully received for Parkinson’s UK or Salvation Army. All enquiries to: Whitley Bay Co-op Funeralcare Algernon Place Whitley Bay NE26 2DT 01912525151

(Lowfell) Suddenly but peacefully at home on April 9th aged 91 years. Gordon, beloved husband of the late Mary. Loving dad of Susan, Dave and Chris. Father in law of Graham, Maxine and Brett. Much loved grandad of Stephen, Mark, Emma, Victoria, Liam and the late David. A dear brother of Ann, also a special great grandad, uncle and friend of many. Friends please meet for service at Saltwell Crematorium on Friday 26th April at 2:30pm. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu to support Marie Curie in the fantastic work that they do via a retiring collection at the crematorium or by visiting Gordon’s much loved link https://georgeredford.muchloved.com/ All are welcome back to The Associates Private Club 528 Durham Rd, Low Fell, Gateshead NE9 6HU following the service to continue the celebration of Gordon’s life. All Enquiries To Walker and Morrell Funeral Directors 10 Richmond Court Old Durham Road Gateshead NE8 4AS Tel: 0191 4785415

(Well House Farm) Peacefully on 27th March 2024 aged 92 years. Beloved wife of the late Ken and dear mother of James, Margy and Kenny. Private burial. The family would like to invite all family and friends for refreshments at The Duke of Wellington Pub, Newton on Tuesday 16th April at 2.00pm, to remember and share their memories of Margaret.

Widdrington (formerly Morpeth) Died peacefully on April 9th. Beloved husband of Janice, greatly loved dad of Katy and Lyndsay, adored grandad of Emily, dear brother of Linda and the late Kenneth and Valerie. Private cremation followed by Service of Thanksgiving for Norman’s life at Mitford Parish Church on Friday 3rd May at 2.00pm. Everyone is welcome. Family flowers only by request.

(Wallsend) Our loving mam Marion Robinson sadly passed away on Sunday 7th April 2024 aged 91 years. She will be survived by her children David, Karen, Steven, Paul, Dawn, John, her grandchildren and great grandchildren. The funeral will take place at Tynemouth Crematorium on Tuesday the 30th April 2024 at 2.15pm. Donations made in lieu of flowers will be given to her chosen charity The Salvation Army. We will never forget the love you instilled in us all. You will be greatly missed and loved eternally, and there will always be room in Heaven for our beautiful mam. All enquiries to: Co-op Funeralcare 105-109 High Street West Wallsend 0191 2625100

(Jesmond) Peacefully in Pavilion Court Care Home after a life well lived on Wednesday 10th April 2024 aged 84 years. A cherished auntie, godmother, and friend to so many. Dorothy will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends. Please meet for funeral service on Tuesday 23rd April at 9:30am at West Road Crematorium. Family flowers only, donations if desired can be made aid of The British Heart Foundation. All welcome afterwards at Jesmond Dene House, Jesmond Dene Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2EY for refreshments and a further celebration of Dorothy’s life.

(Nee Lilley) Gateshead, formerly Newcastle. Very sadly passed away on Thursday 4th April 2024, aged 81 years. Cherished wife of the late Arthur. Darling Mam of Beverley and Paula and Sons in law Phil and Richard. Adored Nana to Daniel and Katie and Great-Nana to Blake and Layla. Much loved Sister to Jack, Brian, Chris and Vivienne, Sister-in-law, Aunty and a dear friend to Anne and to many. She was our sunshine, was loved beyond words and will be missed beyond measure by all who knew her. Service at the West Road Crematorium on Friday 26th April at 10.30am and afterwards at Benwell Hill Cricket Club. Family flowers only please but donations if desired can be made to the Friends of Hadrian School Charity. Oakwood House 571 Westgate Road Newcastle Upon Tyne NE4 9PQ Tel: 0191 2739292.

(Bob) (Low Fell, Gateshead). Peacefully on 10th April 2024, aged 92 years, Bob. Beloved husband of the late Pauline, a much loved dad of Angela and Ian, father-in-law of Tony, a loving grandad of Anthony, Kelli and Rebecca, also great-grandad of Kaci, Joshua, Marc and Jacob. Bob was also loved by Christina, Mark and Ally. Would family and friends please meet for funeral service at Saltwell Cemetery Chapel on Tuesday 23rd April 2024, at 11.30am, followed by interment at Saltwell Cemetery at 12 noon. Family flowers only, donations in lieu if so desired to Alzheimer’s Society. All welcome afterwards to The Stone Trough. Bob will be sadly missed by his loving family and friends. All enquiries to Watson’s Funeral Directors Ltd. Gateshead. Telephone (0191) 477 1484.

(Nee Kelly) (Longbenton) Passed away on April 7th, aged 89 years. Beloved wife of the late Brian and married for 64 years. Mam to son Brian and Daughter Alison. Much loved gran to Alan, David, Michael, Neil and Chris, and great grandmother to Aaron, Callum, Ethan, Jake, Roman, Angel and Halle. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Please meet for Funeral Service at West Road Crematorium on Thursday 25th April at 11:45am. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if desired to West Farm Care Centre Dementia Special Facility, a collection box will be available at the Crematorium. After the service a reception will be held at The Clousden Hill Pub, Killingworth Road, Forest Hall, NE12 7BR WS Taylor & Sons 2-3 Meadowfield Terrace Forest Hall NE12 9ES Tel: 01912709677

Pauline Shepherd
Pauline Shepherd

Passed away peacefully 27th March age 62. Beloved sister of Dorothy, David, Brian and the late Carol and Michael. Much loved grandma, aunty, cousin and friend to many. Will be sadly missed by all. Private cremation will take place on the 19th April. All welcome for a celebration of Pauline’s life at Stormont Main club, Wrekenton from 1pm on the 19th April. Donations in memory of Pauline for St. Vincents, Wrekenton would be appreciated and can be made at the celebration of her life.

(Boldon, late of Bowburn) Died suddenly on December 28th 2023. Kenneth, aged 65 years. Much loved and missed dad of Oskar and Noah. Would family and friends please meet for funeral service at Durham Crematorium, on Thursday 25th April at 10.30am.

(Bill) (Lobley Hill) Peacefully in hospital on 15th April 2024 aged 88 years Bill. Much loved husband of the late Ann, dearly loved dad of Gary and the late Stephen and a loving father-in-law, grandad and great grandad. Funeral Service and Interment at Saltwell Cemetery on Thursday 2nd May at 12noon. Would family and friends please meet at cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu if desired to Dementia UK c/o Martin Rankin Funeral Directors 7 The Square, Front Street, Whickham NE16 4JB.

Freda peacefully passed away in the presence of her much loved children on 31st March 2024, aged 98 years. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her. In accordance with Freda’s request, a private funeral will be held. Co-op Funeralcare, Gateshead, NE9 6QQ. Tel: (0191) 482 2371.

(Benton). Suddenly on 4th April aged 79 years. John. Beloved Husband of the late Dot. Dearly loved Dad of Steve, Helen, and the late Chris. A dear Father-in-law of Elaine and a much-loved Grandad of Craig, Sarah, and Rachel. A Dear Brother of Noreen and a dear Brother-in-law of Billy and Flo. John will be dearly missed by all the family. Cremation at the West Road Crematorium on Tuesday 23rd April at 2.15 pm. Friends please meet at the Crematorium. Family flowers only please. All welcome back to the Clousden Hill Pub, Forest Hall for refreshments . All enquiries to R W Barrett & Son Funeral Services, 379 West Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE15 7NL, Tel 0191 2410873.

(Walkerville) Nee Redhead Very suddenly at home on Monday 8th April 2024, aged 49 years, Lesley beloved wife and best friend of Rob, loving mam of Jessica and Amelia, beloved daughter of Margaret and the late Bob, loved sister of Lisa, dear aunt of Keira, Nicole, Rachael and Ewan, daughter-in-law of Rose and Walter, a dear sister-in-law and dear friend of many. Would friends and family please meet at The West Road Crematorium Chapel on Thursday 2nd May at 10:15am followed by interment at Heaton Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations if so desired to British Heart Foundation. Afterwards welcome back to the Blue Flames, Whitley Bay, Whitley Road, NE12 9FA.

(Washington) Suddenly at home on 3rd April 2024, aged 94 years. Ella, beloved wife of the late Raymond, much loved mam of Carol-Ann and Maxwell, a loving nana and grandma, great grandma and a great great grandma. Ella will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew her. Family and friends please meet for funeral service at West Road Crematorium on 1st May 2024 at 11:15am. Family flowers only please, or donations in lieu, if desired to Stroke Association. All enquiries to: Co-op Funeralcare 79 Station Road Forest Hall Newcastle NE12 8AQ. 0191 2599964.

On March 28th peacefully at home, Margaret aged 83 years. Loving mam to Avril, much missed partner to Doug, sister to Connie and aunty to Coleen. Friends please meet for service at Birtley Crematorium on Monday 22nd April at 2.30pm. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to Macmillan Nurses.

(Nee Chipchase) (Walbottle) Peacefully in hospital on Tuesday 9th April 2024 after a long illness, aged 79 years. Beloved wife of Bill Taylor, treasured mam to Lee, and daughter in law, Lianne and devoted grandma to Joseph, Harry, Poppy and Grace. Would family and friends please gather for service at West Road Crematorium on Wednesday 24th April at 11.15 am, all welcome at The Juve Lounge afterwards. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Epilepsy Society (www.epilepsysociety.org.uk) a collection box will be available following the service. All enquiries c/o Clark Pearson Funeral Directors, 2 Baroness Drive, Denton Burn, NE15 7AT. Tel 0191-2744373.

(Cullercoats). Sylvia died suddenly but peacefully at home on 4th April, aged 89 years, and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Beloved wife of the late David, much loved mum of Roger and Peter, loving mother-in-law to Debra, much loved grandma to Helen, Laura, James and Marcus, dear sister-in-law to Patsy and aunty to Michael. Friends and family are welcome to the funeral service to be held at Tynemouth Crematorium at 2.15pm on Friday 26th April. Flowers may be sent to R. J. Ryland Funeral Services, 1 Farringdon Road, Cullercoats, North Shields, NE30 3ER

Thompson Mary (Winlaton) formerly Whitby, peacefully on 5th April 2024, aged 82 Years, Mary, beloved wife of the late Jackie, adored mam of Bob, Jeanette and Amanda, dear mother-in-law of Helen, Jeff and Russell, also loving sister of Jan and the late Avis, Mary will be sadly missed by all her grandchildren and great grandchildren and all her many friends, would friends please meet for Service and Cremation at Mountsett Crematorium, Dipton on Tuesday 30th April at 11.45am, family flowers only please, donations if desired to Rosewood Care Home

David Trotter
David Trotter

(David) BEADNELL Peacefully passed away at home, with his family around him on Thursday 11th April 2024, aged 96 years. Loving husband to Noreen, special step-Dad of Alison and Cedric, Paul and Helene, and a much loved step-grandad to Caitlin and Abbie. Quiet graveside service to be held at Beadnell Cemetery on Thursday 25th April 2024 at 1pm. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to North Sunderland and Seahouses Gardening Association c/o Alan D. Haile Funeral Services., 5 James St, Seahouses, NE68 7XZ. Family and friends, please meet at the cemetery gates.

(Consett) Passed away suddenly on 7th April aged 80 years. Joan, loving mother to Kim, Graham and Steven, a cherished grandma, great grandma, sister and auntie to all of the family. Funeral service to be held at Durham Crematorium on Thursday 25th April at 1.30pm. Family flowers only, donations if desired to Great North Air Ambulance. Colourful clothing welcome. All enquiries to Derwentside Funeral Service Tel 01207 234444

(Formerly Keddy, née Manderson) (North Shields) Passed away peacefully in hospital on 5th April 2024 aged 90 years. Rose, Devoted wife of the late Albert Turner. Much loved mother of Sydney, Michael and Allyson. She was also a cherished Grandmother and Great Grandmother. She will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends. Please meet for a celebration of Rose’s life at Tynemouth Crematorium Chapel on Friday 26th April 2024 at 11.15am. Flowers welcome if desired c/o W. S. Harrison Funeral Directors, 17 Claremont Crescent, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear, NE26 3HL. Rose’s family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff of ward 1 at Cramlington Hospital for their love, care and support at this difficult time. W.S. Harrison Funeral Directors 17 Claremont Crescent Whitley Bay NE26 3HL Tel: 0191 2528779

Cramlington Passed away peacefully on 2nd April 2024 at Cramlington Hospital aged 85 years. Dearly loved Mother to Suzanne, Karl and Paul and Mother In Law to Ian. Treasured Grandmother to Jessika, Michael, Sally, Marcel and Tom. Also a dear Sister to Vicky & Linda, Sister in Law to Margaret and a Friend to Pat, Dave, Fran & Brian. A Funeral service to take place on Monday 22nd April at Cowpen Crematorium at 2:30 pm. Donations, if so desired, will be greatly received for Alzheimer’s Society. Coop Funeralcare Manor Cottage Manor Walks Cramlington NE23 6YD

(Nee Foreman) Of Newton Hall, Durham Loving wife of James Kinsman Law. Much loved Mum to Peter and Sharon. Beloved Nanna to Nicholas and Georgina. Passed away peacefully on 11th April 2024, aged 90 years Funeral service to take place at Durham Crematorium, South Road, Durham on April 23rd 2024 at 3:00pm. Family flowers only. Donations can be made if desired to Age UK.

North Shields Passed peacefully on 10th April 2024 aged 86 years. George, beloved husband of the late Irene. A loving dad and granda who will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. A funeral service will be held at Tynemouth Crematorium on Thursday 25th April 2024 at 9:45 am. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, will be gratefully received to Dementia UK. A donation box will be available at the crematorium.

(née Skidmore) (Pat) (Gateshead, formerly of Heaton & Washington) Pat passed peacefully on 11th April 2024, aged 76 years. Dearest wife of the late Alfred James, much loved mam of Sharon and Sean, special mother-in-law of Shawn and Rebecca and cherished nanna of Callum, Tom, Connor and Jack. Pat was also a special sister, auntie, sister-in-law and friend of many, she will be dearly missed. Funeral Service to take place on Monday 22nd April at Saltwell Crematorium, at 3:15pm. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu will be received on the day with proceeds going to Alzheimer’s Society. All enquiries to Co-op Funeralcare, Gateshead. Tel: (0191) 482 2371.

A loving wife to the late Andrew, a beloved mother to Sylvia, Carol, David and Jennifer, an adored grandma to Claire, Emma, Katie, Louise, Lauren, Daniel and Stephanie a cherished mother in law to Alan, John, Mandy and Robbie, a much loved great grandma to Kieron, Connor, Ryan, Chloe, Parker, Addison, Max, Neve and Rory and loving sister to Jeff and Doreen. Friends are invited to Mary’s service, no traditional black clothing required please, which will be held at Walker Parish Church on Wednesday the 24th April at 1.45pm followed by committal at Tynemouth Crematorium at 3pm. All are welcome back to The Grand Hotel, Tynemouth for a continued celebration of Mary’s long and happy life.

Isobel Wood
Isobel Wood

(née Grindedal) (Blyth) Peacefully after receiving wonderful care at St Oswald’s Hospice, Gosforth on 3rd April 2024 aged 84 years. Ruth, dearly loved wife recently widowed of Michael, proud mother of Gena and Michelle, dear mother-in-law of Darren and Andy, a much loved grandma of Michael, Curtis, Ella and Connell and great-grandma of James. She was an infants teacher in Blyth for many years, well-liked by colleagues and the children she taught. Service and cremation to be held at Blyth Crematorium on Monday 22nd April at 3:15pm. Friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if preferred may be made to St Oswald’s Hospice. A donation box will be available at the Crematorium. All welcome afterwards at Blyth Golf Club. All enquiries call W.S. Harrison Funeral Directors. W.S. Harrison Funeral Directors, 17 Claremont Crescent, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear, NE26 3HL. Tel: 0191 2528779

(Syd) North Shields formerly Cramlington Passed away peacefully on 10th April 2024 at the Freeman Hospital, aged 89 years. Devoted husband to the late Shirley. Dearly loved dad to Lynda and Sandra, and father in law to Tony and Stephen. Treasured grandad to Michael and Jess, and a great grandad to Toby, Nolan and Olly. Syd will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral service to take place at Tynemouth Crematorium on Wednesday 24th April 2024 at 10:30. Family flowers only please. Donations, if so desired, will be gratefully received for the British Heart Foundation. A donations box will be available at the crematorium.

(née Williams) (Birtley, Kibblesworth & Shrewsbury) Priscilla passed peacefully in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on 14th April 2024, aged 85 years. Devoted wife of 66 years to Jim, dearest mam of Steven, Ian, Alan, Peter and Alison, special mother-in-law of Vivienne, Tracy and Phil, cherished nanna of Amy, Nikki, James, Anthony, Adam, Zak, Jack, and Elise and also a much-loved great nanna of Layla, Amelie, Iza, Diesel, Daxx, Dalton and Scarlett. She will be dearly missed. Family and friends please meet for funeral service on Monday 29th April at Birtley Crematorium at 11am. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu will be received with proceeds going to The Cardiac Ward at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, for which a donation box will be provided on the day. Please contact Co-op Funeralcare, Gateshead with any enquiries. Tel: (0191) 482 2371.

In Memoriams

(North Shields) Loving memories of our beautiful daughter Gillian. Life can sometimes take us down a path that is hard to bear, but losing you the way we did, will always seem unfair. But no matter how our lives may change, no matter what we do, we will never forget those precious years the ones we spent with you and we will always remember your beautiful smile. Sadly missed. Mam and Dad xx

Died 17th April 2023, aged 88 years. I miss you more with every passing day. Love Eric xxxx

One year ago today you gained you angel wings by god it has been the hardest year and we miss you so much Rob, not just today but every day is a struggle, love your heart broken Mam, Wife Marion, Luke, Lewis, Kieron, Katie, Charlotte, grand kids Angel, Bill, Jo and Charlie the dog x

(Née Thompson) (Betty) In loving memory of my dear Betty, died 15th April 2022. How lucky I was to have you in my life. A special Mother to Barry & Beverley, with treasured memories for the rest of our lives. Sadly missed by family & friends, Especially myself Bill Hall. xxx

Treasured memories of our darling son Steve left us suddenly 15th April 2004. I lie awake at night when all the worlds asleep, I walk down memory lane with tears upon my cheeks, no one sees my broken heart that lies beneath the smiles, no one knows the loneliness that’s with me all the while. God Bless son ‘Keep Rock’n Love Mam & Dad X X Special memories of a wonderful twin brother and uncle thinking of you always love and miss you Alan and Alex

Bill How can it be 4 years without you, sometimes it feels like yesterday and other times if feels like you left us years ago. Not a day goes by when you are not loved and missed by your family and friends, you will always be remembered by those who knew you. You will always be in our thoughts and hearts forever. We love and miss you Jojo, James & Cheryl xxxxx

Seven years ago on this day the Angels called and stole you away. They left a message not to fear, we’ll look after one so dear. Until the day we meet again these few words have dulled the pain. Love Mam and Dad x x

(North Shields) In loving memory of my beloved wife Maureen, passed away 14th April 2013. Always in my thoughts and loved forever. Michael

(formerly Welsh, née Reed) In loving memory of my wife & mam Marlene Robson, who passed away peacefully at home on the 14th April 2023 aged 85 years. The sands of time will never wash away, the love we have for you. We hold you close within our hearts, there you will remain, to walk with us through life until we meet again. Loved and missed deeply your husband John & daughters Ann & Julie and all the family.

Blakelaw. In loving memory of our wonderful, funny, loving and caring Mam. They say times a great healer, it’s not, we miss you more than ever and think of you every day, you’re always with us, thank you Mam. All our love and more, Son George and Daughter Karen. Goodnight God bless xx

(Dack) (Bezza) Simply The Best!! 1st year death anniversary Ma, not a day goes by where you’re not in our thoughts! We all love you and miss you dearly xx Happy 80th Birthday for tomorrow xx All our love as always Husband Roger, Deborah, Roger, Jeanette and Robert Grandchildren & Great grandchildren X X X

14th April 2020 Four years have flown by but you are still missed as strong as the day you passed. We talk about you all the time, I miss your IT skills on tap, if I needed your help. Grief doesn’t get easier like they say, missing you gets harder and harder every year. Until we meet again, Love Mum, Sisters, Partners, your Children, Grandchildren, Nephews, Nieces and great Nieces and Nephews xxx

(Westerhope, formerly Ryton) Died 14th April 2023 Devoted husband to the late Phyllis. Dad, you’ve left a garden of beautiful memories, sprayed with a million tears. Forever in our thoughts Mandy, Tracey, Phil and Tom xxxx

(Nugent) Sadly missed by Husband Rob, Daughters Susan and Nicola along with Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren and everyone who knew her. Forever in our hearts.

His life earnest, his actions kind, a willing hand, an active mind, a loving brother and faithful friend. R.I.P. Never forgotten John and Ann

Birthday Memoriams

(Laws) Happy Birthday Mam, the one who showed us what love is all about. We miss you with our hearts and souls. You were and still are our everything. You were the very best. We love you eternally. Hold Joanne and Mikayla tightly, till we meet again, Lee, Beth, Sophie, Nadine, Louise, Peter and Gaz and all of Granny’s lads and girls. xxx Nobody could wish for a better sister. Happy Birthday Kid. The brightest light has gone out. A beautiful, loving soul who cared deeply for others. I will miss you forever. Kid xx Sleep softly Auntie Treesh, Corey xxx

(Ellington) (19 April) When nights are cold and stars are few We close our eyes and think of you A silent tear and a silent wish That you were here with us Love you forever Mam, Dad, Gavin, Claire, Bethany, Oliver and Oscar XXXXXXX

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