Tuesday 17 March 2015

Death of a retired Police Officer : Detective Superintendent 403 David Richard Gill

It is with regret that we have to inform you of the death of a retired Police Officer : Detective Superintendent 403 David Richard Gill who died on 14th March, 2015 aged 76 years.
Dave joined Durham Constabulary initially as a Cadet before being appointed as a police officer.  His first posting was Darlington, then he went into CID and served at Seaham, with the Regional Crime Squad, Peterlee, Chester-le-Street and Complaints and Discipline retiring in 1992,  after 38 years service, as Deputy Departmental Commander CID
He leaves a widow, Vera, along with two adult sons Graham and Duncan.  Duncan is also a retired Durham police officer, who is currently working within the Constabulary, so will be known to many.
Funeral details have now been confirmed and friends and colleagues are invited to join the family for a service at 11.15am on Friday 20th March 2015 at St Michael and All Angels Church, Hawthorn Village, which will be followed by cremation at Durham Crematorium at 12.30.  This will be followed by refreshments at Hawthorn Community Centre.  No arrangements are to be private and the family have extended a welcome to friends and former colleagues who would like to join them at any part, or for all of the arrangements.
For anyone wishing to attend the church service but who may be unsure of the location the following information might assist:
St Michael & All Angels : Hawthorn Village, Located right in the centre of the village - down the hill from the pub or up the hill from the Rectory. Entering the village from the north, go down the bank and turn right. If entering the village from the south, go down the bank and turn left at the pub., Hawthorn, County Durham, SR7 8SG
At the request of the family should anyone wish to make a donation in lieu of flowers then they are asked to consider making these to the Respiratory Ward at the RVI, Newcastle.  In order to ensure that the monies are used directly to the benefit of patients on this particular ward the hospital have asked to specify this when making any donation, otherwise the monies are paid into a general Patients Comforts fund.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time

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