Obituary: Mr E. J. Fenn

Mr E. J. Fenn
Mr E. J. Fenn
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Mr Ernest Joseph Fenn (Ernie), of Turnor Crescent, Grantham, has died in Newton House Hursing Home, Grantham. He was 91.

Mr Fenn was born in Keighley, West Yorkshire in 1922.

He had a younger brother, Ted, who predeceased him.

Mr Fenn was married to Anne for 64 years. They had two sons, Ray and Neal, daughters-in-law, Heather and Ann, four grandchildren, Richard, Helen, Tim and Heidi and seven great-grandchildren, Isobel, Jess, Becky, Gemma, Cody, twins Conner and Dillon and Jack.

At the age of 17 he joined the Royal Air Force and served at many stations in Great Britain. He was posted to Burma in 1944 as an engine fitter and remained there until 1947. After leaving the RAF, Mr Fenn and his wife settled in Grantham, where he worked at BMARC. He also worked for several other local companies, Steelweld, Coles Cranes and Aveling Barford before retirement.

He enjoyed holidays in his caravan and later holidaying abroad with his family.

Mr Fenn loved gardening and he enjoyed watching television, especially old war films or anything to do with the RAF.

He and his wife liked having their grandchildren to sleep over every Saturday and taking them out for the day.

The funeral service was held at Grantham Crematorium Chapel, conducted by Richard Sayer.

Family mourners included: Ray and Heather Fenn, Neal and Ann Fenn, Richard and Suzanne Fenn, Helen and Keith Morris, Timothy and Michele Fenn, Gemma Fenn, Rob and Heidi Thompson, Mr and Mrs Ayre, Doug Hatcher, Mike and Lynn Hatcher and Debbie Hatcher.

Other mourners included: Jeff and Sandra Pulfrey, Susan Squires, Peter and Maureen Summerfield, Gavin and Tracey Mulligan, Sandra Lambert and Keith Daniel, Lenny Goodband and Mandy Taylor, Mr and Mrs Dibley, Mr and Mrs Slater, Carrie Slater, Claire Goodband and Allan Heath.

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

Donations for the RAF Benevolent Fund amount to £125 to date.