Friday 10 March 2023

Death of Retired Police Officer’s Wife: Beaty Bainbridge

It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Beaty Bainbridge of Chester-le-Street, who died on Monday 27th February 2023, aged 74 years.  

Beaty was the wife of retired Police Constable 328 Allan Bainbridge who served with Durham Constabulary between 1974 and 2000, latterly with the Accident Investigation Unit.

After leaving school Beaty worked as a shop assistant and also as a Health & Safety Officer.  She was an accomplished seamstress and owned her own business.  Serving as a councillor for Chester-le-Street (East Ward) for some 15 years, in May 2022, she was also elected as Chair of Durham County Council.

She is survived by husband Allan, son Michael, his partner Amanda and their children, Craig, Ben, Thomas and Sam, daughter Debbie, her partner Derek, grandchildren, Laura and Rachel, and great grandchildren Jack and Liam.

A funeral service is to be held at 10.30am Tuesday 21st March 2023 at St Mary and St Cuthbert’s Church, Church Chare, Chester-le-Street DH3 3QB

As Chair of Durham County Council Beaty supported two charities and donations in lieu of flowers are requested to be directed to: Great North Children’s Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and Haswell and District Mencap.

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

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