Sunday 7 April 2024

Death of a Retired Police Officer: PC 1862 William (Bill) Harris

It is with deep regret that we inform you of the death of a retired Police Officer, PC 1862 William (Bill) Harris, who died at Lindisfarne Nursing Home, Chester-le-Street, on Monday 11 March 2024, aged 81 years.
Bill, originally from Murton, joined West Midlands Police in 1960 and was stationed in Birmingham. After a few years he later transferred to the North East and was posted to Blaydon for a short while, before taking up a post in Control Room at Aykley Heads, where he remained until his retirement in 1990.
As a keen tennis player, Bill represented Durham Constabulary in tournaments around the country.
Bill is survived by his wife of 60 years, Wendy, who he met in Birmingham and married at Murton, and daughters Bernadette and Claire, son Iain and predeceased by daughter Gail.
A Requiem Mass is to be held at 10.30am Tuesday 9 April 2024 at St Godric’s RC Church, Castle Chare, Durham DH1 4RA, followed by a private cremation.
Family flowers only, donations in lieu to Age UK.
After the funeral, friends are invited to join the family at The Newton Grange, Brasside, Durham DH1 5SA.
Our thoughts are with Bill’s family and friends at this sad time

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