FAMILIES have paid their respects to loved ones who have sadly passed away in recent weeks.

Here are the death notices placed in this week's Hexham Courant (October 20).

Our thoughts are with their family and friends at this difficult time. 

John Chester Smith (Prudhoe)

Suddenly on October 10 aged 76 years.

John a beloved husband of Ann, a devoted dad of Jackie, Adrian and Andrew. A loving uncle and friend to many. Will be sadly missed.

Would friends please meet for service at St Mary Magdalene's, Prudhoe on Wednesday, November 2 at 1pm, prior to cremation at Mountsett Crematorium.

All enquiries c/o All Seasons Funeral Directors. Tel: 01661 598288.

Thomas (Tom) Veitch Forster (Bellingham)

Peacefully at home on Tuesday, October 18.

Beloved husband of Jannet, much loved dad of Eileen and the late Jim, father-in-law of Robert, granda to Fiona and Claire, great-granda to Luke and Logan.

Funeral service at St. Peter's Church, Falstone on Thursday, October 27 at 1.30pm to be followed by burial in Falstone Cemetery.

Family flowers only, donations in lieu to the Great North Air Ambulance.

Joseph Stanley Parkin (Ovington)

Peacefully in hospital on October 10, aged 84 years.

Joe beloved husband of Ann, father of Neil and Catherine.

Funeral Service to take place at Newcastle West Road Crematorium on Thursday, October 27 at 1.30 pm.

No flowers by request. R I P

Richard Henry (Dick) Senior (Kirkwhelpington)

On October 9 in Ponteland Manor Care Home aged 91 years.

Dearly loved husband of Jean, loving father of Philip and daughter-in-law Doreen and devoted granddad of Kyle.

Graveside service at St Bartholomew's Church, Kirkwhelpington on Monday, October 31 at 11am.

George Bell (West Woodburn)

Suddenly at home on October 5, aged 80 years.

George beloved husband of Irene (nee Armstrong), a much loved brother-in-law of Maureen and Michael, uncle of Peter, Carol and Rich and great-uncle of Joseph and Daniel and a devoted master of his three loving spaniels.

Family and friends please meet for funeral service at Tynemouth Crematorium, Walton Avenue, North Shields NE29 9NJ on Wednesday, November 2 at 1.30pm.

Floral tributes welcome but if preferred, donations to The Bobby Robson Foundation c/o Dickinsons Funeral Services, Whinhaven, Gunnerton, Hexham NE48 4ED. A donation box will also be available at the crematorium.

The family would like to invite you to join them afterwards at the Grand Hotel, Grand Parade, Tynemouth NE30 4ER to celebrate George's life.

John Christopher Wardle (Haydon Bridge)

Peacefully in Haltwhistle War Memorial Hospital on October 12, aged 76 years.

John much loved husband of Claire, loving dad of Al, Gill and a proud grandpa to Immy, Sam, Nat, Bex and Jack.

Please join family and friends at Haydon Bridge Methodist Church to celebrate John's life on Thursday, November 3 at 12 noon, followed by interment in Haydon Bridge Cemetery.

Family flowers only please donations in lieu of flowers to Prostate Cancer UK c/o Dodd's of Hexham NE46 2EW.

Sybil Scott-Turnbull (Hexham)

Aged 85 years. Formerly of Newcastle.

Beloved wife of the late Robert, mother of Deborah, Sara and Laura. Grandma of Bethany, Matilda, Jacob and Bobby. Great-Grandma to Esme.

Service and Cremation on October 28 at 12pm at Newcastle Crematorium. Family flowers only.

Frederick Blackburn (Hexham)

Peacefully at Lowgate Care Home on October 16, aged 96 years.

Fred much loved husband of the late Marjorie, beloved father to the late Anthony. Loved and devoted grandad to Ellie.

Funeral service to take place at Hexham Abbey on Monday, October 31 at 10.30am followed by a private cremation.

Ferdinand Burzler

1958-2022 In loving memory of our beloved father Ferdi Burzler who sadly passed away on May 15 2022.

May your soul rest in peace Dad and forever know you're very much loved by all.

Captain Rex Cooper OBE (Tarset)

Suddenly at home on October 13 aged 84 years.

Beloved husband of the late Patricia. Funeral arrangements later.