Obituary: Mr A. K. Elvidge

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Mr Albert John Elvidge, of Grantham, has died in St Barnabas Hospice, Lincoln. He was 78.

Born in Eagle, near Lincoln, he has two brothers, Robert and Fred, and a sister, Nancy.

He was married to Shirley and they had three sons, Mark, Keith and Neil. Keith sadly died aged 28.

Mr Elvidge leaves grandsons, Jonathan and Matthew, and granddaughters, Amy and Chloe, along with great-grandson, Jay-Jay.

He worked at John Lee as a lorry driver, until later moving to British Steel, where he was works foreman.

Mr Elvidge loved his garden and going for walks. He also enjoyed holidays both at home and abroad.

The funeral service was held at Grantham Crematorium Chapel, conducted by Ernest Fytche.

Family mourners included: Shirley Elvidge, Mark Elvidge, Neil Elvidge, Sarah Elvidge, Cheryl Elvidge, Jonathan Elvidge, Amy Rawson, Maria Elvidge, Matthew Layton, Chloe Layton, Ricky Layton, Robert Elvidge, Cynthia Elvidge, Fred Elvidge, Nancy Needham, Brian and Mary Scotney, Joanne Williams, Tom Williams, Tim Williams, Susan Day, Hayley Whitehead and Angela Hufton.

Other mourners included: Mr and Mrs R. Latter, Frank and Vilma Bachelor, Pamela Allcock, Carolyn Ashwin, Pete Kiely, Godfrey and Margaret Mackinder, Alan Allsopp, Geoff Farren, Rob Seccombe, Clair Seccombe, Mr G. Plant, Shirley Thomas, Edna and Ivan Herbert, David Blankley, Alan Pick, John Johnson, Terry Parkinson, Geoffrey Parkinson, Mr and Mrs Neville Money, Mr and Mrs D. Talton, Malcolm Oxley, Eileen Oxley, Simone Wall, Stephen and Shirley Coy, Barbara Storey, Mary Wingfield, Alf Houghton, Mary Houghton, Linda and Graham Harrison, Mrs V. Clark, Mrs P. Dorey, Brian Shaw, Seamus Duffy, Ian Russell, John and Joyce Awcock, David Green, John and Sheila Somerville, Margaret and Roy Porter, Michael and May Marshall, Keith Hall, Derek Rimmington, Sully Fazal, Jean Childs, Trevor Foss, Barry Ashwin and Clive Saunders.

Funeral arrangements were by Co-operative Funeralcare, Bridge End Road, Grantham.

Donations for St Barnabas Hospice amount to £390.