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Announcing the passing ofFather William Ellis ROOKE

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ROOKE FATHER WILLIAM ELLIS (BILL) (RC Parish Priest at St. Lawrence, Byker and St. Vincent's, Walker) Peacefully in hospital on the 3rd October aged 73 years, Father Bill, son of the late Sid and Kathleen, brother to Pat, Sid, Tom and Elizabeth, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and dear friend to many. Father Bill will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him, including the many communities he served across the North East and Africa with such love, humility and generosity. Father Bill will be received into St. Vincent's RC Church and Mass celebrated at 7pm on Tuesday October 15th. Requiem Mass to follow at noon on Wednesday 16th October at St. Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle. Refreshments afterwards at Tyneside Irish Centre. No flowers please, donations if desired will be shared among the many charities Bill supported. Donation boxes will be available at both St. Vincent's Church and St. Mary's Cathedral. All enquiries to Watson's Funeral Directors. Tel. 0191 4771484. "Requiscat in Pace".
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Published in: Evening Chronicle (Newcastle).
Published from: October 09, 2019.
Home town: Walker
Notable areas: Byker
So sorry to hear of the death of Fr Bill Rooke. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Thank you Fr Bill for your faith and friendship. from Caroline and Joseph Cullen and family.
Left by Caroline Cullen: 14/10/2019
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Left by Caroline Cullen :
14/10/2019
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Left by Kath Purves :
13/10/2019
Father will always be remembered as a man of great faith and friendship to all. Rest in peace Fr Bill safe in the Lord's tender care. The Kelly and Purvis Families in Walker.
Left by David Kelly: 10/10/2019
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Left by David Kelly :
10/10/2019
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