OATES Albert Aged 81 years, peacefully on January 3, of Darlington. Dearly loved husband of Myrtle, much loved dad of Christine, Stephen and Caroline, a very loving grandad of Jack and will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral Thursday, January 16. Friends please meet for service in Darlington Crematorium at 9:45am. Donations if desired may be sent for either The British Heart Foundation or The Stroke Association c/o Whitehouse Funeral Service.