Mr A. A. Simpson

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Mr Alan Arthur Simpson, has died at home. He was 73.

Born in Dagenham, Essex, he was the son of Mabel and Arthur Simpson.

He was the husband of Alexia, father of Karen and Christopher, father-in-law of Tracey and grandpa to Albert, Rowan, Dominic and Megan.

Mr Simpson worked on the railway on steam engines until leaving to work at Aveling Barford. He then joined the Police and served for almost 28 years.

His interests included general history of the First and Second World Wars. He also enjoyed going on holidays and he adored his grandchildren.

The funeral service was held at St Peter’s Church, Ropsley, conducted by the Rev David Pickett. Burial followed in Ropsley cemetery.

Family mourners included: Alexia Simpson, Christopher Simpson, Tracey Simpson, Dominic Simpson, Marjorie Kwiatkowski, Carol Pick, and Simon Pick.

Other mourners included: Mrs Lewis, Pam and Robin Bowles, Margaret and Michael Start, Eddie Woods, Mr and Mrs J. Clarke, Tony and Barbara Young, Mr and Mrs Wain, Mr and Mrs Bartram, John Leggett, Insp Phil Taylor, Jackie and Andy Roberts, Dave and Brenda Edwards, Keith and Kay Hoyes, Frank Palenski, Mr and Mrs Robertson, Keith Hall, David and Pam Spridgens, Lance Gay, Andrew Vince, Eileen Baxter, Mr and Mrs A. Burton, Kathleen Fisher, Mark Hillson, Syd North, Neville Peatman, Simon Mason, Andy Dunderdale, Mark Housley, Will Christian, Mr and Mrs Garton, Edwin and Norma Charles, Peggy and David Griffin,Irene Turner, Alan Turner, Caroline Evans, Elaine and Peter Claridge, Jim Hazell, Carol Pick, Simon Pick, Malcolm Taylor, Ray Woolley, Alf Batchelor, Andy Kettle, Martin Green, Bryn Parry, Tony Bradley, Alex McCulley, Dave Cross, Carl Long, Mr and Mrs J. Stafford, Shanie Johnson, Ted and Joan Baty, John and Margaret Hunter, Tony Gill, Betty and David Wass, Paul Diggins, Helen Watkin, Amanda Chamberline, David Ilott, Sue Ironmonger, Simon Harrison, Ian Forshaw, Jerry Hanson, Gary Stewart, Norman Jackson, Pauline Cox, Hazel Winter, Brian and Patricia Shelbourn, Mr and Mrs G. Fielding, John Osbourne, Miss D. Bryant, Stan Evans, Mick Turner, Tony Moore, John Rawlins, Madeline Hill, Pat and Malcolm Vickers, Don Watson, Peter Martin-Mayhew, Bob and Sue Bailey, Karen Chevalier, Patsy Ebb, Don Baxter, Helen Bennett, Janet Thurlow, Chris Ross, Ralph Roberts, Alan Hubbard, Mr and Mrs Preston, Aida and Jim Parker, Heather Roach, Roger Bannister, John Evans, Tony and Jean Baxter, George Self and John Newson.

Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.

Donations were received for St Barnabas Hospice, Grantham.