THE family of Diane Marie Lynch, who died on 11 May, aged 56, have paid tribute to a dear mum, grandmother and sister.

Diane was born and lived for most of her life in Pity Me, Durham. She was a former psychiatric nurse, and had had a career in the Army prior to that.

Diane was mother to two sons, Stephen and Michael. She had three brothers, Peter, Steven and John, and a grandson, Kane.

A service in memory of Diane was held on May 27 at Durham Crematorium.

Her brother Peter said: “She will be sadly missed by all of her family and her friends.”