I’m sure many of you will be anxious to know what the arrangements are for Hildie’s funeral.

This is part of a text I received today from Kel, her daughter.

'Please meet for a celebration of Hildie's life at Mountsett Crematorium 
 on Monday 23 February at 0930 [and later for the] burial at Harelaw.

Family flowers only please.  Donations in lieu, if desired, to Macmillan.  

All welcome afterwards at The Plough Inn, Mountsett, NE16 6BA'.

Although there will be a collection box for Macmillan at the service, Kel is also setting up a Macmillan memorial page for people to donate through, and for people who can’t get to the funeral.

Mountsett Crematorium is on the A692 road, which goes west from the A1 Western Bypass
at Lobley Hill.  Follow it through Streetgate, Sunniside, Marley Hill, Byermoor and Hobson.
The Crematorium is signposted on the right.

The Plough Inn is close by.


Serge said...

je suis malheureux de ne pouvoir assister aux obsèques de Hildie, mais Ian sera là pour moi. Condoléances à toute sa famille et un grand bisous à Hildie que nous regarde depuis le paradis...

Ian Robinson said...

Serge says...
I am unhappy not to be able to attend Hildie's funeral but Ian will be there for me. Condolences to her whole family and a big kiss for Hildie, who is looking down at us from paradise...

christine browne affleck said...

Hildie will understand if people can not attend. She will always be a fond memory in the hearts of everyone who knew or had heard of her..... Let's face it her passing is the start of her new existence. She is now with her beloved Chris once more. Peace and happiness for them both.xxx

Jean Wilkins said...

It was a privilege to have Hildie as a friend for 46 years.
I have so many memories that have been coming back to me ever since I heard the news of her passing.
We had lots of adventures together but the most notable must be the time we hitchhiked around France for two weeks.
There was the time we did the 26 mile Oxfam walk and then both required the services of St John Ambulance as we fainted while queuing for our certificates.
Then there was the time we met Michael Aspel in Picadilly when he was doing a live broadcast of Holiday Spin and we requested Eleanor Rigby.
Oh and by the way, I was the person who first called her Hildie. She didn't like her name so I suggested this variation.... And it stuck. I was so glad the chap leading the celebration chose to call her by her preferred name.