GORDON Wilfred Emmerson of Thornley. Peacefully on November 8, surrounded by his family. Soulmate of Kay, Devoted Dad of Kathryn and father-in-law of Nick. Son of the late Wilf and Elizabeth and son-in-law of Ron and the late Lillian. Beloved brother of Norman and the late Jean and brother-in-law of Liz, Christine, Gordon and the late Jack. Uncle of Beverley, Petrina, David, Michael and partners and a beloved great-uncle. Funeral service will be held at Thornley Methodist Church on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 10.30am, prior to cremation at Durham Crematorium. Family flowers only but donations in lieu if so desired to Cancer research UK.