Obituary: Mr David John Creeden

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Mr David John Creeden, of Bingham Road, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottingham, has died in Field House Nursing Home, Radcliffe-on-Trent. He was 73.

He was born in Southbourne, near Portsmouth, Hampshire, the only son of Floss and Frank Creeden and brother to Heather. He leaves his wife Jen, daughters Angela and Jill, sons-in-law Paul and Cliff and grandsons Toby and Tommy.

The family moved to Colsterworth in 1949 and on to Grantham in 1951.

After leaving the town’s National School, Mr Creeden continued his education at The King’s School.

In 1957 he started work at the Electricity Board on North Parade, gaining experience in many departments. In 1962, through an electricity supply scholarship, he went to Nottingham University. After more experience he became the West Lincs district manager at Alma Park.

Mr Creeden enjoyed his garden but his main interest was sport, including football, cricket and badminton. He also collected sport memorabilia.

He was a great family man and he has left behind many happy memories.

The funeral service was held at Grantham Crematorium Chapel, conducted by the Rev Liam O’Boyle.

Family mourners included: Jen Creeden, Angela Massingham, Paul Massingham, Jill Farley, Cliff Farley, Gill Ellis, Jan and Steve Coulson, Jane and Brian Bellamy, Jill and Richard Gaut, Tim, Jane, Mark and Ben Coulson, Elaine, Mick, Rachel and David Chambers, Michael Gaut, Andrew Gaut, and Neville and Jean Bellamy.

Other mourners included: Debhys and Pauline Lambley, Doris Scoffield, Neville and Maureen Bemrose, Denis and Joyce Jelly, Keith and Brenda Hilder, Margaret Swann, Frank Porter, Chris and Nobby Clark, Christine and Trevor Foss, June and George West, Terance and Valerie Eite, Diane Glover, Victoria Ivell, Gail Carr, Jane Creasey, Carol Fountain, Roy and Jill Church, Jackie and Bill Clark, Peter GIles, Richard Anderson, the Rev Jim and Mrs Roma Farley, Tracey Jeffery, Trudy Templeman, Val Pearson, Peter and Kath Gittins, Julie Hornsey, Janet Coleman, Ian Jarvie, Pauline and Colin Stephens, Roger and Margaret Scothern, Roger York, Philip Cartwright, Keith Corner, John and Ross Parry, Bill Cox, Myra and Philip Bacon, Edna and John Exton, Julie Hickling, Lorna Eggleston, Michael Harris, Mr and Mrs Fielding, Colin Oliver, Michael Oliver, Michael Dixon, Doreen Watson, Ian Barnes, Janet Poole, Emma Davey, Mr and Mrs Cook, Louisa Stringfellow, Sharon Jervis, Victoria Kennington, Linda Wade, Rita Eley, Neville France, Peter Massingham, Pauline Massingham, Vera Massingham, Trevor and Susan Roberts, Mr and Mrs Onions, Louise Onions, David Frankish, Sheila Jones, Pam Davis, and Mary Necklen.

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

Donations were received for Nottingham hospitals’ charity and Prostate Cancer Care.