Obituary: Mr David Alan Ridgers

Mr David Alan Ridgers
Mr David Alan Ridgers

Mr David Alan Ridgers, of Grantham, has died at home. He was 81.

He was born in Dormansland, Surrey. His wife Babs pre-deceased him in 2005.

Mr Ridgers leaves three children, Carole Waller, Jane Graham and David Ridgers and four grandchildren, Kerrie and Lyndsay, Mark and Leanne.

He had worked as an agricultural manager, in Devon, Cornwall and Lincolnshire.

After his retirement he led a full and active life.

His interests included gardening, gliding, painting, travel and music. He had been involved in the Aviation Club, and Grantham Music Club.

Mr Ridgers enjoyed spending time with his family, particularly his grandchildren and godchildren.

The Rev Anne Jablonski conducted the funeral service at St Wulfram’s Church, Grantham,

Family mourners included: Jane Graham, Ashleigh Graham, Kerrie Waller, Mark Graham, Leanne Graham, Ken Parr,

Other mourners included: David and Valerie Blake, Ian Stewart, John and Esme Sutton, Richard Marriott, Maggie Wright, Carole Wright, Frank Dawson, Betty Fernyhough, Ray and Heather Fenn, Susan Watkin, David and Janet Gregory (Grantham Ramblers), Doreen Watson, Delia and Rob Hearmon, Daphne Grey, Tracey Senescall, Rod Rose, Jane Sharp, Angela and Tony Richardson, Mr and Mrs R. Hill, Annette LeHair, Neil and Doe Clark, Margaret and Derek Booles, the Rev Anne Jablonski, the Rev Andrew Jablonski, Val and Roger York, June Bennett, David Jarrett, John and Sue Chapman, Brian Buttery, Alan Green, Brian Smalley, Diane and Mark Quince, Philip and Barbara Wright, Janice Webb, Adrian and Angela Brown, Derek Steele, Hazel Doonan, Sue and Tom Bolton, Jill and Peter Chandler, Chris Archer, Margaret Belvoir, Julia Purchase, David Brown, Elaine Chambers, Laura and Kate Adams, William Sanford, the Rev Jacqueline Bell, Janet More (Grantham Music Club), Joy and Graham Walton, Edward Elwood, Julie and Rachel Meredith, Tim and Sue Redmile, Niall and Lisa Brady, Jenny Brown, Jane and Andrew Gregory, Elaine and John Ridgers, Charlotte Ridgers, Stuart Ridgers, Courtney and Elizabeth Finn, Diane Hale, Darren Hale, Dawn Musson, Jean Parker (Friends of St Wulfram’s), Kathleen Redpath, Mary and derrick Simmons, Elizabeth and Gary Morgan, Taryn Short and Wyne, Jo Aust, Nicola Tilley, Marilyn Smith, Amanda Grant, Geoffrey Frisby, David Graham, Peter Wright, Jo Green, Jo Leatherland, Rosemary Smith, David Wright, Bill Aldwinckle, Brian and Christine Griffin, Anne and Keith Tomlinson, Janet Burrows, Jeyamony, Roger Keay (Buckmisnter Gliding Club), Sylvia Kevan (Grantham Music Club), Terry and Sonia Hollingworth (Grantham Ramblers), Elsie Rowley, Marianne Nussey (Grantham Music Club), Shirley Leverett, Keith and Gillian Weightman, Alan Hall, Bridget Hall, Vivien Barrett, Liz and Peter Bailey, Nat and Mark Clayton, Helen Steer, Richard and Suzanne Fenn, Robin Miller, Colin Lacey, Diana and Humphrey Platts, James and Lucy Wright, Brenda and Bill Johnson, Martin and Carolyn Lush, Mary Cameron, Anne Taylor, Pat and John Gascoyne, Clare and Steve Adams, Betty Harvey, Dudley and Jackie Holland, David and Jenne Witherick, Philip Turnbull, Pat Watson, Marianne Sutton, Georgina Kemp, Nora Anderson, the Rev June Rowland, the Rev Stan Rowland, Claire Gasson, Mr and Mrs Church, Jean Woods, Paul and Julie Schofield, David Deacon, Peter and Janet Thompson, Nicola Allsop, Nneka Ezepue, Nick Nissin, Nazeer Dahar, June Hurst, Neil Simmons, Steve Carley, Lynda and Mark Wesson, Harriet Rose, Barney Robins, and Pete Orton.

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

Donations were collected for Marie Curie Nurses and St Barnabas Hospice.