Obituary: Mr Colin Price

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Mr Colin Price, of Princess Drive, Grantham, has died at home. He was 75.

He was born on June 18, 1939 in New Street, Grantham, the son of Dorothy and Bill Price.

He has three sisters, Carol, Susan and Jane.

Mr Price attended the National School, followed by the Boys’ Central School.

On leaving school he became an apprentice car mechanic at Burton’s Garage on Swinegate.

He then joined the Army, where he served in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME).

After his military service he went to work at Ruston and Hornsby. He later moved to Aveling Barford, where he worked as a chauffeur. His final employment was at British Rail, as an electrician.

When he left the Army Mr Price lived in Dysart Road. He met Ann, a friend of his sister, who later became his wife. They had three children, Karen, Kevin and Clare and subsequently five grandchildren, Sean, Connor, Kieran, Molly and Evan.

Mr Price enjoyed fishing, car boot sales, watching war and western films and spending time at his caravan.

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

Family mourners included: Ann Price, Karen and Clare Price, Kevin Price, Sean Price, Laura, Carol and Tony Hutchinson, Susan Gumsley, Jane and Jim Kelham, Nick Grant, Trevor Doughty and Kelly Moore.

Other mourners included: Andrew North, Simon Chapman, Brian Clarke, Tara, Tony and Lorraine Knight, Tom Fanning, Michael Whitehead, Cynthia Tomlinson, Bill and Val, Brian Blomeley, Maxine Gregory, Derek Walker, Dave Hubbard, Jennifer Hubbard, Valerie Kimmings, Pat and Barry Gillam, Jake Hutchinson, Graham and Cynthia Bennett, Heather and Ray Fenn, Joyce Marshall, Joan Turner, Margaret Drury, Pat Gallagher, Gill and Kay Harrison, Marian Meggitt, Hilary Phillips, Geoff Caunt, Syd Lawrence, Barbara and John Morris, Jim and Alice Bennett, Dennis Whitbread, Les and Judy Hackett, Keith and Amanda Parker, Sandra Brandon, John and Anne Brown, Margaret and Graham Rimmington, Wendy Redmile, John and Christine Shotliff, Mark King, Angela Meads, Brian Roberts, Mark and Sally Blakey, June and Brian Hanson, Graham Ryder, Darren Whitbread, Trevor Hall, Dave Cookson, Joan Burrell, Rosemary Woodhall, Donna Credland, Keith Mortimer, Mick and Paula Gibson, Eddy and Val Berridge, Colin Rump, John Doyle, Paul Needham, Dave Gant, Mike Leeson, Jenny and Aubrey Wiles, Neil Gumsley, Heather Winfield, Ryan Hutchinson, Ellis Hutchinson, Stephanie Alexander, Lauren Alexander, David Lee, Mark and Lorraine Hutchinson, Jean and Arthur Gamble, Kaye Pearson, Neal Bradley, Maureen and Tony Oates, Raymond Hughes, Zoe Weston, Brian Mannion, Janice Mannion, Richard and Jean Marsland, John and June Sellers, Mr and Mrs J. Hopewell, Graham Henson, Josie Reddish, Shirley Blomley, Sally Stathers, Ian Cowan, Stephen and Sarah Hutchinson, Anne and Mike Parker, Lesley Nevitt, Susan Flear, Colin Dexter, Pat Short, Helen Metcalf, Della Wollerton, Rebecca Howes, Roy Ward, Gill Northing, Jean and Harry Smith, Alison Allen, Angela and John Holley, Cliff and Veronica Loe, Sally and Mark Blakey, Gavin Smith, Martin Smith, Patrick Williams, Trevor and Carole Leeson, Alan Matsell, Suzanne Hollingsworth, John and Lorna McAllister, Owen Sylvester, Ann and Jack Stafford, George Self, Tony Stevens, Mr and Mrs Young, John Murphy, Joy Crompton, Sharran Fahey, Lesley Williamson, Kim O’Meara, Chris Kelham, Martin and Lorraine Kelham, David Hardy (Box), John Pegg, John and Pat Joinson (Eastfield Caravans).

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

Donations for Marie Curie, St Barnabas Hospice and the Multiple Sclerosis Society amount to £491 to date.