Obituary: Mr J. H. Gilbert

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Mr John Henry Gilbert, of Swinegate, Grantham, has died in Caythorpe Care Home, Caythorpe. He was 89.

Mr Gilbert was born in Scorton, Lancashire.

He was the widower of Agnes. He leaves three daughters, Sylvia, Fran and Pat, nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchild.

Mr Gilbert was the owner of Dr Gilbert’s Health Foods.

His interests included shooting, fishing, walking, nature, painting and woodwork.

For 55 years he was a member of Grantham Rotary Club.

The funeral service was held at St Wulfram’s Church, Grantham, conducted by the Rev Chris Boland.

Cremation followed at Grantham Crematorium Chapel, with interment at Ketton Park.

Family mourners included: Sylvia Merritt, Fran Thompson, Pat Brooks, Richard Thompson, John and Pauline Gilbert-Jupp, Nicola Ellington, Marianna Merritt, Lucinda Merritt, Jessica Thompson, Daniel Tebb, Carla Thompson, Stephen Dutton, Nigel and Johanna Bowley, James Gilbert-Jupp, Max Ellington, Abigail Thompson-Tebb, Georgia Bowley, Harriet Bowley, Andrew Merritt, Phil Brooks and Sarah and Mark Winfield.

Other mourners included: Julia Baxter, June Bennett, Val York, Alistair Holmes, John Newman, Lynne Barnes, Sue and Tim Redmile, Carole Pigott, Christine Gibson, Jenny Davies, Frank Lepora, Ivan Burch, Geoff Fells, Pamela Meadows, Humphrey Platts, Sally Hawkins, Malcolm Knapp, David and Linda Burr, David Armes, Courtney and Elizabeth Finn, Bob Brownlow, Roy and Cynthia Lyon, Geoff Turner, Barbara Lawry, Kevin Lawry, (President, Rotary Club of Grantham), Irvin Metcalf, Robin Hall, Jo Green, Stuart Meadows, Mr and Mrs M. Kalbassi, Tim Hall, Phil Maplethorpe, Jim Farley, Janet Todd, Pat Johnson, Keith Johnson, Pat Gilbert, Melvyn Bradley, John and Maisie Barker, James Meadows, John and Margaret Hunter, Marjorie Sergeant, Trevor Goodale, Ray Twist, Ann Willcock, and Denis Rickett,

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

Donations were received for The Salvation Army and the Alzheimer’s Society.