We record with sadness the passing of friends and colleagues

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To be published in the winter 2019 edition of the Northumbria Bobby

              NB 'Late notice' or 'Late notification' are terms used to explain why the notice appears after the funeral has taken place. It is not used to imply that someone is at fault for the late entry. 

George Bell

George died on Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019 aged 64 years. He leaves a widow, Janet. His funeral will take place at 12.30pm on Thursday, 13th June, 2019 at South Shields Crematorium. 

William Hannah

Bill died on the 5th June, 2019 aged 90 years. His funeral will take place at 2pm on Friday, 5th July, 2019 at Sunderland crematorium. Bill, who came from Whitburn, started his police career with Wolverhampton Police, where he served in uniform and CID before transferring to Sunderland Borough Police on promotion to inspector. His service saw him as a member of both Durham County and Northumbria police forces and he was, for a time, superintendent at Jarrow. He retired in 1977 with the rank of chief superintendent. Following his retirement from the police service, Bill studied for and passed his Bar examinations and practiced out of Chambers in Newcastle upon Tyne. Later, he was appointed to the bench as a Crown Court judge on the North East Circuit. 

Malcolm Woodhall

Malcolm died on the 14th June, 2019 ages 80 years. He leaves a widow, Norleen. His funeral will take place at 11am on Wednesday 26th June, 2019 at St Mary's Church, Hexham. Amongst a range of duties, Malcolm was on Traffic at Hexham. In his off-duty life, he was a well-respected local football referee. 

Terence Taylor Rutherford

Terry died recently aged 83 years. He leaves a widow, Mildred. His funeral will take place at 11.15am on Friday, 19th July, 2019 at West Road Crematorium, Newcastle upon Tyne. Terry joined Northumberland County Constabulary in 1958  and, after 10 years service, was promoted to DS and posted to Ashington CID. On promotion to inspector, he was posted to Courts' Liaison. Terry's final promotion to chief inspector saw him move to Traffic Management. He retired from the service in 1988 and became a member of South Tyneside Council's traffic management department.

Gordon Pickersgill

Gordon died on the 7th July, 2019 aged 84 years. His funeral will take place at 12.15pm on Thursday 25th July 2019 at St. Gabriel's Church followed by interment at Bishopwearmouth Cemetery. Gordon retired as a constable having joined Sunderland Borough Police and, later, through amalgamations, serving with Durham and Northumbria Police. He was as a member of J Unit in the Pennnywell area and is remembered for his work there and for his turnout,  being described as smart, meticulous and proud to wear his uniform and display his medal ribbons, awarded when a member of HM Forces..