MR Geoffrey Lambert Timson, of Village Street, Sedgebrook, has died in Grantham Hospital. He was 93.
Mr Timson was born in Kettering, Northamptonshire. A real family man, he had been married to Monica for 62 very happy years. He was a loving father to Philip and Anne and a very proud grandpa and great-grandpa to Stuart, Charlotte, Peter, Rachel and Philip.
Mr Timson was employed by Barclays Bank for all his working life and moved to the Grantham branch in 1965, where he was manager until his retirement in 1978.
After moving to Sedgebrook he became very involved with village life, especially the church, where he served on the PCC for many years. He was treasurer for a number of charities and clubs and was very proud to receive a national award for his work with the RNLI.
Mr Timson was a great sportsman and enjoyed playing hockey, cricket, tennis, badminton and golf. He was seniors captain at Belton Park Golf Club in 1982/83, where he continued playing until he was 86 years of age. He was a kind, caring and considerate man, a cheerful, sociable person and a true gentleman in every sense of the word.
The Rev Lilian Hall conducted the funeral service at St Lawrence Church, Sedgebrook. Burial followed in the churchyard.
Family mourners included: Monica Timson, Anne, David, Peter and Rachel Frobisher, Philip, Mary, Stuart and Charlotte Timson and Margaret Neal.
Other mourners included: Sue Larkin, Bo Clayton, Geoff Wade, Alan Newton, Ronald Edley, Liz Bright, Rosemary and John Godfrey, Clive and Sue Massey, Jim and Sally Turner, Sue Brummitt, Peter Smith, Richard and Penny Gilbert, Ian McKay, Nick Wade, Tony and Elisabeth Carnell, Jill Mills, Angie Cox, Roger and Paula Smith, George Pearson, Pru Chandler, Leslie and David Ashby, Babette Hay, Gill Cowdell, Margaret Swann, Devina Mason, Derek Wright, Jane and Rod Tyler, Mr and Mrs T. Cope, Rosemary Haw, Paul Meredith, Dinah McCallum, Rosalind and Michael Houchin, Bruce and Angie Tapson, Tom Kerr, Barbara Cooper, Maggie Spiby, Mike Hubbard, Gaynor McKay, Betty Bascome, Sean and Francesca Robinson, Jill Storer, Sally White, June Noble, Harold and Beryl Copley, Jan Beckett, Pam Somerville, Hilary King, David and Gill Mahoney, Betty Moore, Ray Clark, David and Christine Colton, Angela and Ian Burgin, Tim Payne, Judy Payne, Margaret Ashley, Barry Jones, Francis Watkins, John Swallow, Kara Sharp, Mr and Mrs Austin, Charles Ashley, Margo and Harry Green, Caroline (Brown) Ashley, John and Peggy Goodman, Rosy Peacock, Graham and Monica Jappy, Brian and Marjorie Horsford, Dr Steel and Mr Nuttall.
Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.
Donations for St Lawrence Church, Sedgebrook amount to £587.76.