Obituary: Mr Geoffrey Edward Truman

Mr Geoffrey Edward Truman

Mr Geoffrey Edward Truman

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Mr Geoffrey Edward Truman, of Hill Avenue, Grantham, has died in St Barnabas ‘hospice in a hospital’ unit at Grantham Hospital. He was 79.

Born in Jubilee Avenue, Grantham, he was the son of the late George and Annie Truman.

He was educated at the King’s School, Grantham.

In 1966 he married Anne. He has a son, Christopher, twin daughters Victoria and Hilary, sons-in-law Ian and Robert and six grandchildren.

After school Mr Truman attended Nottingham College. He then joined the family firm of Truman and Crosby. During this period he completed an Open University degree to become a quantity surveyor. He joined Nottingham County Council where he worked for 28 years until retiring through illness.

Mr Truman’s interests included philately and following the stock market.

In his earlier days he enjoyed golf. He also liked holidays abroad and enjoyed family life, walking his dog and companionship with his Masonic friends.

The funeral service was held at St Wulfram’s Church, Grantham, conducted by Fr Stuart and Robert Holland. Burial took place at Grantham cemetery.

Family mourners included: Anne Truman, Christopher Truman, Victoria and Robert Grindal, and Hilary and Ian Gardiner.

Other mourners included: John Ives, Sue Walker-Sheriff, Margie Thompson, Trevor and Carol Ireland, Clive Watson, Trevor and Linda Harper, Jennifer Collingwood, D. C. Pell, Barry Morley, Brian Rumbold, Stan, Ruth and Gill Richardson, Sandra and David Burnett, Pam and Mick Somerville, Margaret Edgley, Patricia and Lionel Royce, Fred Lawson, Frank Bolton, Brian Morley, Linda Curry, Mr and Mrs A. Sketchley, Joe and Sue Grindal, John and Joan Barber, Sandra and Mike Armstrong, Lynn Thomas, Melanie Bloodworth, Andrew and Sarah Dodds, Brian Ebb, John and Claire Allen, Josh and Lisa White, Ruth Graham, Nigel Harris, Judy and David Sprawson, Marie and Eddie Bone, Barrie Truman, Rex Pearson, Keith Harrison, Jeff Thompson, Chris Turner, Duncan Gardiner, Jennie Gardiner, Julie and Duncan Gardiner, Paul and Carol Roper, June Willmar, David Lloyd, Paul Tanner, David and Carol Foster, Victoria and Stephen Mitchell, Rob Bartlett, Alan Makevit, Simon Butler, Peter Brooks, Mr and Mrs T. Baxter, Ann Shaw, Bob and Cynthia Mills, Rachel Login, Philip Lee, Linda and Philip Midgley, Frank and Vilma Bachelor, Alex Vowles, Tracy Jarvis, Shaun Buxton, Ted Bunning, Helen Boswell, Andrea Charmin, Ian Hutchinson, Mr and Mrs N. Maltby, Madge Stenson, Jean Oakley, Reta and Colin Smith, Mr and Mrs G. Medd, Dr Onugha, Mr and Mrs Copestake, Trevor and Wendy Johnston, Andrew Baty, Sheila Holland, Angie and Allan Cox, Michael Blades, Neville Peatman, Vera and John Callow, Mr and Mrs K. Streets, Nigel Aspland, Steve and Jane Harrison, Scott Lee, Ron Kettle, James Weller, Heather Peach, Simon Haynes, Elizabeth Finn, the Rev John Spriggs, Mary and Roger Wakerley, Sheila and Les Stancer, Andre Finney, Pat Fryer, John Field, Steve and Jan Coulson, Len Page, Paul West, Martin Supple, Paul Drury, James Copeland, and Martin Lomas, Peter Ebbins, Mike Stock, John Buttery and Peter Lyon - all former colleagues of Nottingham County Council architects’ department.

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

Donations were received for St Barnabas ‘hospice in a hospital’.