Saturday 24 December 2022

Death of a retired Police Officer: DC 987 William Hodgson

It is with deep regret that we inform you of the death of a retired Police Officer: DC 987 William Hodgson of Stanley, who died in the University Hospital of North Durham on Tuesday 13th December 2022, aged 89 years.

William joined Durham County Constabulary on 31st May 1954.  After his initial training, he was posted to Durham City and from 1965 he served as a Scenes of Crime Officer with Stanley CID, up until his retirement on 31st August 1984.

William is survived by daughter Lyn, sons John and Mark and their respective spouses, Roger, Shirley and Jill.  Grandchildren Gemma, Andrew, Michael, Alistair, Rebecca and Ben, and great-grandchildren Penny, Arthur and Harry.

A funeral service will take place at 2.00pm Monday 9th January 2023 at Mountsett Crematorium, Ewehurst Road, Dipton, Stanley DH9 9JP.

Following the funeral friends are invited to join the family at the Hobson Hotel, Front Street, Hobson, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE16 6EE, a short distance from the crematorium.

Family flowers only.

Our thoughts are with William’s family and friends at this sad time.

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