Mr David George Fardell (Dave), of Queensway, Grantham, has died at home. He was 79.
He was born in Grantham, the son of Jack and Gladys Fardell.
He was the widower of the late Jean Fardell and father to Kim, Dean, Lee and Lisa, grandfather to Heidi, Kristian, Ellie, Roxanne, Naomi, Callum, Chloe, Myles and Scarlet and great-grandad to Darcey, Oscar, Ellis and Sonnie.
He married Jean at St John’s Church, Grantham, in 1958.
His National Service was spent in Tripoli.
Mr Fardell worked as a digger and crane driver on many projects throughout the UK. He retired at the age of 72.
He most recently had a part-time job at KCM, where he helped out with odd jobs and maintenance.
Mr Fardell was a keen angler with Grantham Angling Association. He was also an excellent gardener and also enjoyed reading historical books and socialising.
The Rev David Shenton conducted the funeral service at St John’s Church, Grantham. Cremation followed.
Family mourners included: Kim Fardell, Dean Fardell, Lee Fardell, Lisa Freestone, Heather Fardell, Nicola Fardell, Mark Freestone, Callum Fardell, Chloe Fardell, Ellie Fardell, Roxanne Fardell, Heidi Fardell, Kristian Fardell, Hannah McCulloch, Myles Freestone, Michelle Fardell, Tom Radford, Adam Higgs, Scarlet Freestone, Darcey McCulloch, Oscar Bycroft, Ellis Bycroft, and Sonnie Fardell.
Other mourners included: Jim Curry, Sue and Tim Redmile, Terry Carey, Mike Carey, Elliott Freestone, Mavis and Richard Fardell, Roger and Kay Booth, Tony Martin, Jane Martin, Ada and Jim Parker, Darren Parker, Sue and Dale Freestone, Margaret and Alan Newton, Paul Clarke, Phil Noon, Trish Magill, Marianne Meggitt, Sarah Smith, Mr and Mrs Patterson, Mr and Mrs Knight, Pauline Coverley, Paul Henson, Philip Taylor, Brian Dixon, Mrs Allen, Steve Fardell, Nicola Weatherstone, Norma Fardell, John and Stella Parker, Gemma Parker, Carole and Stuart Williamson, Darren Le Hair, Dick Pridding, Paul Lacey, Alistair White, Glynis Bellamy, Mark Bellamy, Heather and Tony Winfield, Podge Turner, Steve Traunton, David Traunton, Mark Seorer, Ian Briggs, Maxine and Paul Skevington, David Philpotts, Barry Philpotts, John and Margaret Hunter, Bob Storey, Brian Duller, Barry Grundy, Mark Henson, Amy and Mark Gregory, Mr F. Templeton, Steve Brown, Louise Brown, Andrea Philpotts, Oliver Bycroft, Mr and Mrs R. Woodward, Gina Woodward, Tony Freestone, Janet Freestone, Judy Hobbs, Lewis Knight, Lenny Frankish, Nancy Ellerby, Margaret Lemon, Ray Toon, Nick Pacey, Judith Knight, Rebecca Mastin Cooke, Lesley Roberts, John Toseland, Mr and Mrs A. Taylor, Laura McCarthy, Martin Freestone, Louise Fardell, Jo Fardell, Lorraine Leggett, Kay and Michael Bristow, Charlie Green, Rod Magill, Denis and Ann Pinchbeck, Linda Ferguson, Colin Rump, Val Burrows, Mr J. Parker, Jane and David Winter, Gayle and Andrew Kimmings, Paul and Liz Simpson, John Dawson, Alan Yates, Frank Scott, Brian Plant, Frank Boyle, Mr and Mrs Bartram, Tony Lacey and Mark and Sarah Fardell.
Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.
Donations were received for Macmillan Cancer Support and The Naomi Fund.