It was with deep regret that we learned that former City Councillor and Mayor, Robert Kirby, passed away on April 6, 2018.

A funeral service will take place on April 20, 2018 at 12:45pm in St Chad’s Church, Charter Drive, East Herrington, SR3 3PG, then onto Sunderland Crematorium, Chester Road, Sunderland, SR4 7RS for 1:30pm.