HIRST Richard Pat and the family of Richard Hirst would like to thank everyone for their calls, cards, letters, gifts and donations to the chosen charities after the sad and unexpected loss of Richard. We have been overwhelmed by your thoughts, prayers and generous reflections of Richard's life, and they have been a great comfort to us all at this very difficult time. Thank you also to the staff at The Health Centre, Haydon Bridge, for their care, especially the district nurses and Dr Paul Wyatt, the Macmillan Nurses, Alan Dodds (funeral director), and the Reverend Benjamin Carter for a beautiful, simple and intimate outside service at Haydon Old Church. We will never forget your kindness. Richard will live in our hearts forever.