Mr A. E. Baines

Mr Alan Baines.
Mr Alan Baines.
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MR Alan Edward Baines, of Gorse Rise, Grantham, has died in Newton House Nursing Home, Barrowby Road, Grantham. He was 82.

Born in Grantham, the son of Ted and Hannah Baines, he was the fourth eldest in a family of 10.

He married Kathleen in 1953 and they had two daughters, Jean and Valerie. He was grandfather to Sara, Mark, Polly and Sophie.

After leaving the Boys’ Central School he started work as an apprentice fitter at Ruston and Hornsby. His National Service was completed with the REME.

He then worked for East Midlands Electricity Board for 19 years, followed by six years’ employment at Kontak. He returned to EMEB as an electrical fitter, retiring in 1987 due to health problems.

Mr Baines loved gardening and growing plants in his greenhouse; fuchsias were his favourite and he took great pleasure in giving them to family and friends. He also enjoyed crosswords puzzles and word puzzles, and watching documentaries and wildlife programmes on television.

The funeral service was held at Grantham Crematorium Chapel, conducted by Robert Holland.

Family mourners included: Kathleen Baines, Jean and Reg Tilford, Valerie and Gren Carter, Sara and Dave Foston, Mark Tilford, Polly Carter, Sophie Carter, Chris Watson, Clive and Rachel Baines, Ann and Di Cook, Carol and Pat Cook, Tony and Marilyn Baines, Terry and Sue Baines and Arthur Curtis.

Other mourners included: Gavin Charles, Graham Charles, Alan and Margaret Newton, Jean and Philip Gardiner, Nicki Wells, Lisa Munns, Mr and Mrs G. Charles, Mr and Mrs G. Mackinder, Anne Clarke, Mr Chevalier, Sylvia and Chris Cranfield, Susan and Sid Dolby, Chris Bradley, Brian and Nancy Greasley, Mrs Fullick, Carolyn Turner, Claire Harrison, Lisa Turner, Lois Wood, Jim Huckerby, Matthew Charles, Daniel Charles, Tom and Dorothy Short, Mrs E. Loosemore, Mrs J. Dunne, Rod Parker, Janice and Harry Watson, Margaret Swann, Mr F. Porter, Geoff Watson, Ann and Pete Hoyes, Linda Bacon, Mick Holvey, Ricky Fenton, Jill Mason, Barry Toon, Brenda and Malcolm Tilford, Ray Toon, Vicky and Scott Bayliss, Margaret Taylor, Bill and Brenda Flowers, Burda and George Flowers, Doreen and Colin Abbs, Tim Sellars, Derek Sellars, Simon and Karen Cook, Phil and Polly Brazil, Bella Parkin, Andrew Flowers, Pip Flowers, Christine and Gordon Herbert, Chris and Murial Moreton, Mr and Mrs Sorrell, Kate Mitchell, Mr and Mrs E. Berridge, Tony Watson, Colin Isaac, Stuart Flowers, Penny Flowers, Janet Johnson, Michael Feneley, Barry and Janet Summerfield, Jean Ferdinand and Roger Ferdinand.

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

Donations for Dementia UK amount to £354.57 to date.