AN appeal has been issued for any surviving relatives of a pensioner to come forward.
Sheila Hutchings, who was born on January 18, 1935, passed away aged 76 on November 27 at the University Hospital of Hartlepool.
Miss Hutchings is believed to be originally from the Newcastle area, but moved to Hartlepool at a young age.
Janet Dickinson, team manager in Hartlepool Borough Council’s child and adult services department, said: “Clearly, we are very keen to trace Miss Hutchings’s surviving relatives at this sad time.
“The information we have is very limited, but we understand that Miss Hutchings had a brother called Bobby and possibly two sisters who may have lived in the Newcastle area.
“We would be very grateful if any members of Miss Hutchings’s family could please get in touch with us.”
Ms Dickinson can be contacted on (01429) 523889.