Mr M. G. Purchase

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MR Michael George Purchase, of Goodliff Road, Grantham, has died in Grantham Hospital. He was 74.

He was born in Haselbury Plucknett, Somerset.

In 1962 he married Carol. They had two sons, David and Steven. He was father-in-law to Lorraine and grandfather to Jamie, Matthew, Leanne, Tori, Chenai and Bethany.

His wife died in 2010.

From 1955 to 1958 he served with the Royal Artillery. He then worked for British Rail, followed by John Lee Steel and finally Wordsworth Holdings, retiring in 2002.

His hobbies and interests included beer-making, gardening and wildlife.

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

Family mourners included: David Purchase, Steven Purchase, Lorraine Purchase, Matthew Purchase, Sarah Docking, Jamie Purchase, Leanne Purchase, Janet Thurlby, John Thurlby, June Couthard and Anne-Marie Couthard.

Other mourners included: Helen Storer, Ray Benton, Ian Ford, Diane Docking, Ron Swain, Ralph Christy, Annette Baker, Yvonne Flight, Leslie Flight, Julie Flight, Neil Moncrieff, Grace Cropper and June Cropper.

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

Donations were received for Ward 6 at Grantham Hospital.