THOMAS EDMUND BELL died on September 13, aged 89.

He was born in Esh Winning, and lived in the village, but most recently was a resident of Greenock, Inverclyde.

He worked at Durham University, as an accountant in Castle College, until he retired in 1994.

Mr Bell was a loving husband to his late wife Audrey, and will be sorely missed by daughter Catherine, son Alastair and three grandchildren.

A cremation was held on September 25, in Largs. His wish was to return home to Durham.

A memorial service will be held at 2pm, on Friday, October 11 in St John's Church, Neville's Cross.