Peacefully in St Benedict’s Hospice after a long illness bravely borne on November 23rd aged 71 years John. Devoted husband of Ann (nee Strand), beloved dad of Julie and Joanne, father-in-law and a much loved grandad to Emma and Tom. Service in Sunderland Crematorium on Monday December 5th at 2.30pm. Family flowers only. A collection plate will be provided at the crematorium for St Benedict’s Hospice. Enquiries to Peter Dodd Funeral Directors, Grindon, Tel: 5200666.