Denise Robertson: Echo readers pay tribute to much-loved Sunderland celebrity

Hundreds of mourners will say goodbye to TV agony aunt Denise Robertson as her funeral arrives in the city tomorrow.

Tuesday, 12th April 2016, 11:03 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th April 2016, 11:12 am
Will you pay your respects to her tomorrow?

The service will take place at Sunderland Minster from 1pm tomorrow, ahead of an interment at Grangetown Cemetery.

Before the final farewell to the 83-year-old grandmother, who was born in East Boldon, arrives we asked you to send us your own tributes to Denise.

Denise Robertson passed away after a short battle with cancer.

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Read below for some of the tributes sent to us, ahead of the day tomorrow. Rest in peace, Denise.

Carl Liddle: RIP Denise Robertson thanks for providing great advice over the years, you were on TV you will be sadly missed xxxxx

Denise confirmed her illness in February, as a statement from her was read out on ITV's This Morning.

Jackie Thompson: Lovely woman who took time off air to help solve people's problems and also done so much for charity. Bless you RIP Denise xxx

Lisamarie Wilkinson: RIp Denise you will be sadly missed xxx

Tracy Mclean: There's not much you can say about this young lady. Her smile tells it all she so lovely. RIP. Now she will be doing her kind work in heaven xx

Keith Mullen: She had charisma and you had the feeling she was one of your family. I never met her nor felt the need to meet her, but she was a lovely lady who did the city and surrounding areas proud and came across as a favourite aunt.

Denise receives her MBE.

Pauline Guerreiro: A lovely lady who helped so many people, now has her angel wings and will be rewarded in heaven, I'm sure. RIP Denise X

Maureen Cowie: She had the most compassionate and most genuine heart of gold. God bless you will have your wings already.

Joyce Graham: RIP Denise. X

Emma Elliott Howick: Not be there but will be donating to the Bubble Foundation x

The charity champ taking part in a local event.

Andrew Snaith: Denise was a great ITV This Morning talk presenter she was full of joy and laughter RIP Denise gone but never forgotten.

Ian Daggett: Fantastic lady , had a heart of gold we be sadly missed. RIP Denise x

Ann Phillips: RIP Denise lovely lady you will be sadly missed x

Joan Gibbons: RIP Denise Robertson. Gone but will never be forgotten for all the fantastic work you have done. God rest your soul xxx

Denise Burnikell: Gone but not forgotten, proud of the fact she was a Sunderland lass born and bred, sadly missed x

Michelle Hopps: She was a wonderful lady, helped so many people she will have a fantastic send off RIP Denise.

Did you tune in to watch Denise on This Morning?

Angela Ian Wilson: Beautiful lady inside and out always smiling RIP xxx

Ann Copeland: RIP Denise! May perpetual light shine upon you!!!

Pauline Ellison: Beautiful lady RIP Denise xxx

Derek Butler: RIP lady you were the best.

Adeleine Stubbs: RIP Denise Robertson one of life's treasures!!!

Louise Cowie: RIP such a wonderful lady x

Jean Weeks: RIP Denise xx

Vicki Owens: I don't live in Sunderland any more, so can't attend, but my thoughts go out to her family, friends and colleagues. She was such a fantastic lady and I'm proud to be from the same city as her. RIP Denise. xxx

Keith Mullen: The words of Sir John Betjeman come to mind of someone we thought of as one of the family, and losing Denise is like losing a lovely relative. "A gentle guest, a willing host, affection deeply planted."

Linda Storey Smith: What a lovely woman, she did so much and helped so many people, you've earned your golden wings. RIP Denise gone but never forgotten xxx

Jade Roberts: RIP Denise Robertson, lovely lady full of joy and laughter, gone but never forgotten.

Barbara Burn: A beautiful lady who has now got her angel wings RIP xxx

Karen Devonport: A very special lady who helped so many her family must be proud RIP.

Adam Arkle: Very sad, such a lovely lady, will be missed by so many! Always helped people, RIP Denise.

Caroline Oliver Snr: There's no one that can fill her proud Mackem shoes! No one. RIP Denise.

Julie Richardson: RIP Denise. A wonderful woman who helped and changed so many people's lives. Gone but never forgotten x

Betsy Coxon: RIP Denise Robertson.

Doris Anne Green: RIP lovely lady xxx

Kevin Mewes: RIP no doubt you will get a good send off.

Maureen Turner Thompson: RIP wonderful lady.

Meg Barber: Lovely lady sleep peacefully.

Rest in peace, Denise.
Denise Robertson passed away after a short battle with cancer.
Denise confirmed her illness in February, as a statement from her was read out on ITV's This Morning.
Denise receives her MBE.
The charity champ taking part in a local event.
Did you tune in to watch Denise on This Morning?
Rest in peace, Denise.