Mrs B. Chandler

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MRS Brenda Chandler, of Rectory Lane, Harlaxton, has died in Grantham Hospital. She was 92.

Born in 1919, she was the fourth child of Arthur and Laura Terry, of New Shipton Farm, Walmley, Sutton Coldfield.

She grew up between two world wars and on leaving school, became an infant teacher.

Her father farmed, but also took a keen interest in horses, so Brenda, together with her four sisters became involved and this led to her meeting her future husband, Desmond Chandler, who had bought a hunter from her father.

They married in 1940 and settled in Harlaxton.

Mrs Chandler was the last surviving wife of the three founder directors of D. E. Chandler, ironmongers and Massey Ferguson distributors, of Westgate, Grantham.

She was a great supporter of the Belvoir Hunt. She subscribed for over 50 years and loved attending the local point-to-point meetings. Many will remember the support she gave them if they showed an interest in riding.

Mrs Chandler leaves a son David, daughter-in-law Yvonne, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.

A thanksgiving service was held at St Mary and St Peter Church, Harlaxton.

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

Donations for Harlaxton Church amount to £700 to date.