Mr George Albert Musson, of Grantham, has died after a short illness. He was 88.
Mr Musson was very well known in the town, a true Granthamian, who lived in Grantham all his life.
He is survived by his wife Dawn (nee Galbraith), whom he married at St Wulfram’s Church in 1951.
His working life was spent at Neal’s cranes, Newmans and Barfords as an engineer, and he put all these skills into being a craftsman when he retired, when life began anew.
Mr Musson and his wife were keen ramblers. They loved gardening, theatre, poetry, golf, ballroom dancing, sailing, travelling and music. Above all, they enjoyed socialising with family and friends.
Mr Musson is also famous for his woodwork and metalwork; there are not many who did not receive a treasured gift from him. His weathervanes can be found in many countries, but his best known local one, is over the archway to Wyndham Park, commemorating World War One.
Together with his wife, he was a member of the Rambling Association, Music Club, Carlton Scroop Golf Club and Probus.
A service of celebration of his life was held at St Wulfram’s Church.
Family mourners included: Dawn Musson, Betty O’Garra, Nancy Edgley, Sheila Ramsden, Judi and Alan Collins, Mary Galbraith and Ray Mingay, Sue and Peter Ward, Roger, Karen and Lydia Galbraith, Frances, Michael and Mark Bestwick, Liz and Peter Monzani, Cathy Lianos, John, Kate and Jenny Lianos, Andrew Edgley, Kathryn Edgley, Caroline Ramsden, Rachel Ramsden, Lyndsey Ramsden and Jeff Sweeney, Simon and Jo Cooke, Beverley Willson, John Hart and Amanda Walton, Richard Hart, Darren and Kate Ward, Matthew Ward, Benjamin, Natasha and Yasmin Ward, Steven Ward, James, Alex and Arabella Ward, Abbey and Laura Ward, Derrick and Jane Kirton, Roy and Sue Done, Pamela Charles, Peter and Margaret Edgley, Janet Hoddell, David Hart, Richard Pike, Major and Mrs Varley, May and Emerald Darbar.
Other mourners included: June Bennett, Alan Green, Margaret and Derek Booles, Ian and Jenny Oxby, Gill Harwood, Nancy and Brian Greasley, Ian and Dawn Stephens, Sheila Britten, Philip Britten, Jill and Tom Sanders, Geoff and Carole Harris, Mr J. Crane, Wendy and Derek Kime, Gwen and David Williams, Chuck and Pauline Johnson, Stephanie Barrell, Mr and Mrs Thompson, Susan Watkin, Mr and Mrs J. Chapman, Mr and Mrs Parker, Roy and Sue Done, John and Jenny Twycross, Irene Webb, Gordon Leach, Annice Whittle, Neil and Do Clark, Richard Leverett, Mr P. Shannon, Mona Kellam, Janet and David Watson, Patricia and Richard Shipley, June and Keith Noble, Mr and Mrs Cox, Sonia and Terry Hollingworth, David Ridgers, the Rev David Shenton, Les and Joan Chubbuck, Sid Simpson, David and Bodil Clayton, Denis Willoughby, Janet and David Gregory, David McStravick, Anne and John Oldfield, Fred Leadbetter, Christine Garner, Pauline and Denhys Lambley, Vera Jones, Ian Sylvester, Sharon Maklowicz, Susan Footitt, Jennifer Reid, Mr and Mrs R. Manning, Peter Shepherd, Betty McDonald, Chris McDonald, Eileen Dufaye, Kathleen Redpath, Elaine and David Edley Philip and Judy Cunnington, Mr and Mrs Howbrook, Marilyn Smith, Wendy Howbrook, Colin and Lorna Stevens, Georgina Kemp, Caroline Cotton, Jenny Davies, Christine Peet, Frank Lepora, Mr and Mrs G. Roe, Doreen and Andy Chapman, John Ferguson, David and Shirley Evans, Edwin Bellamy, John and Jenny Cussell, Pauline Imber, Philip Lank and Bob Jeffreys (Grantham Music Club), John Knightall and Roy Ingamells (The Royal British Legion).
Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.