Mr B. E. Swinnock

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MR Brian Edward Swinnock, of Valley Road, Grantham, has died in Grantham Hospital. He was 62.

Mr Swinnock was born and grew up in Ramsgate, Kent, with parents Jack and Nora and brother David.

He married Fran in 1979 and they made their home in Grantham. He was father to Andrew, Darren and Clare, grandfather to Ryan, Jack, Rhiannon, Simon, Frances and Megan, and father-in-law to Katrina and Chris.

After leaving school, he trained to be a butcher, working in Ramsgate and briefly in Stratford, East London. Back in Kent, he obtained his PSV licence and drove buses for several years for East Kent Bus Company, moving to Lincolnshire RoadCar when he and Fran relocated to Grantham.

In 1981 he gained his HGV licence, working for various companies until settling at Eddie Stobart, where he stayed for 17 years, travelling to many different countries.

In 2005 he began work at Eastons, collecting milk and delivering it to the dairies, in order that he could be home every night. He worked there until damaging his shoulder in early 2010 and was off work for some time. In July 2010 he returned to working on the buses and joined Centrebus, where he worked until his death.

Mr Swinnock was a passionate supporter of Grantham Town FC, where he was a member of the supporters’ club and attended as many matches as he could. A minute’s silence was held in his memory, on Saturday, August 6 at the Meres stadium, before the match between Grantham Town FC and Stamford.

He and Fran enjoyed many holidays in the UK, Europe and the USA, the most recent being to Majorca in June.

He loved tuning into Gravity FM and day trips out in his beloved kit car, known amongst friends as the “Yellow Peril”.

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

Family mourners included: Fran Swinnock, Clare and Chris Smalley, Darren and Katrina Swinnock, Rhiannon and Simon Swinnock, Andrew Swinnock, Alison Coll, Ryan, Jack and Frances Swinnock, David, Lesley and Alan Swinnock.

Other mourners included: Graham Bollard, Jonathan Pullen, Martin Pullen, Lynn Pullen Trevor Pullen, Jackie Whatley, Keith Paddock, Sonia Toulson, Rebecca Lindfield, Ms Pemblington, Jane Baxter, Sharon Hurt, Elaine and David Jackson, Polly Matheson, Malcolm Chambers, Mr Bradford, Diana Dove, Catherine Sutton, Tony Fraher, Mr and Mrs Lee, Keith and Stella Banfield, Mr and Mrs Pidduck, Mr and Mrs Curtis, Mr B. Richardson, R. O’Connell, D. O’Connell, L. Maloney, A. Maloney, Pauline and Eric Barnes, Claire Roberts, Elaine and David Pulfree, Rachael Pulfree, Ashley Blythe, Joan Kitching, John Kitching, Sue Reid, Lyndsey Reid, Anne Witkiewicz, Edward Witkiewicz, Karen Boyle, Carol Chester, Gary Benbow, Chris Crooks, Marcus Wesley, Annie and Mark Roberts, Jane Busby, Barbara, Stuart and Jason Pymm, Alan Humphreys, Annie and Adi Parker, Alwyn Todd, Andrew and Julie Eldred, Phil Nichols and Debbie Rodgers.

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

Donations were received for the Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust.