THE family of Clive Simpson have paid tribute to a great dad and grandad.

Mr Simpson, wife of Susan Simpson, died on July 9, aged 70.

Mr Simpson was born and bred in Darlington, and was married to Susan for more than 30 years. He was a bricklayer by trade and in his working life had also been a contracts manager.

He was a much-loved dad to Emma, Zac, Leanne, Kelly and grandad to Morgan, Isaac, Katie, Elise, Lily, Dolly and Joe.

A funeral service is being held today at Wear Valley crematorium.