Mrs Kathleen Pacey (Kate), of Rutland Flats, Bottesford, has died, aged 78.
She was born Kathleen Swain, in Addlestone, Surrey, in October 1934.
She spent her early career as a nurse, winning the Nurse of the Year award at Guy’s Hospital in London. She continued as a medical nurse in the Womens Royal Army Corps, based in Hounslow, West London, where she met Roger Pacey, from Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir, who was in the Army based there.
They married in December 1953 and moved back to Woolsthorpe to make their home. They had five children, Michael, Sharon, Andrew, Nigel and Nick, 18 grandchidlren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Mrs Pacey had many jobs and spent the later years of her working life employed by The Duke of Rutland.
In recent years she became aware of a family who had three boys who all had a terminal illness called ALD. She asked the vicar of Bottesford Church if her son, Nick, could hold a gospel concert in the church in aid of the charity. This led to a series of concerts in many churches and ended with a final concert in front of 900 people in Canterbury Cathedral. The concerts raised thousands of pounds for the charity in aid of the boys.
Mrs Pacey’s ultimate passion was her family, who will all miss her humour, compassion and limitless love shown to them.
The funeral service was conducted by the Rev Stuart Foster, chaplain to the Duke of Rutland, and began in the chapel at Belvoir Castle, before moving to Bottesford Church. Burial followed in Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir.
Family mourners included: Roger Pacey, Michael and Helen Pacey, Sharon, Sarah and Kelsey Mizon, Andrew, Jayne, Simon, Becky and Samantha Pacey and Andy, Nigel, Ali, Tom, Hannah and Ross Pacey, Gemma Keely, Felicity Storey, Jo Badger, Nick Pacey, Shaney Pacey, Yvonne Yates, Reece Yates, Josh Pacey, Michelle Farmer, Ben Pacey and Amy, Scott and Sue Pacey, Jason and China Pacey, Martin and Zen Pacey, Johnathan Pacey, Karen Pacey and Mick Round, Szilvi Sipocz, Ted and Joyce Pacey, Sheila and Robert Osbourne, Shirley and Peter Garside and Mary Locke.
Other mourners included: Terry Pacey, Barbara Justin (Pacey), Tony and Carole Pacey, The Duke and Duchess of Rutland and their family, Charlotte Manners, Lawrence Craffer, Pev Manners, Rhi Clark, Gail Liley, Bob Taylor, Kenneth and Rose Pacey, James Bonshor, Richard Ward, Adele Ward, Gary Ward, Gilbert and Sue Ward, Tom Devine, Terry Hagues, Bernard and Carole Hawes, Adrian King, Eric Pashley, Sue Dicks, Juliet Marshall, Gordon and Jean Clarke, Paul and Linda Horton, Colin and Diana Marshall, Gerald Pedge, Joy and Roger Braisby, Mr and Mrs Clarke, Mr and Mrs R. A. Palmer, Nora Parkin, June B. Reed, Margaret Waudby, Christine and Mike Saunders, Alf Ablewhite, Antony Ablewhite, Ken Ablewhite, Graham and Iris Bratton, John Davies, Gale Hourd, Lulu Burn, Mandy Hall-Wilson, Lol Bass-Pickin, Jane Barber, Robert and Diane Donger, Ray Bradshaw, Tony Smith, Steve and Chris Collingwood, Ann Moulsher, Amanda Garrett, Neil Shakespeare, John Topps, Arthur Gamble, Julie, Zippy, Pam and Mick, Fred Hand, Nigel Capell, Linda Goodband, Lucy Hughes, Barbara Taylor, Keith Oliver, Paul Wallace, Rosamond Payne, Margaret Crowson, Simon Somerville, Pam Somerville, Fred Tarry, Terry Bristow, Hilary Hack, Stan Taylor, R. E. Taylor, Terry Saxby, Terry and Joy Gough, Doug Welbourn, John Brand, Mr L. J. King, Di and Kevin Burrows, Kelly Burrows, Rosie Burrows, Emma Burrows, Val Eurich, Eric Taylor, Iris Hardingham, Mr and Mrs A. Clark, Amanda Haynes, Judy and John Clarkson, Mark Farren, John and Charmain Hart, Nev Bagnall, Nadine Dobson, Lee Dobson, Brian and Wendy Cross, Yusaf Yenibertiz-Maria, Mak Messadudi, Christopher Lockton, Trevor Harper, Nicola Wheeler, Terry Woods, Neville Lee, Margaret Rushby, Amanda Bellamy, Martin Sneesby, Mr and Mrs J. Richardson, Adam Coxon, Mary Hamerton, Dudley Hamerton, Mr and Mrs Corocoran, Mr and Mrs D. Virden, Angela Virden, Mary Drummond, John Balock, Marilyn Yates, Diane McKeown, Peter McKeown, Brian McKeown, Wendy Short, Marlene and Dave Jackson, Glynis Bellamy, Mark Bellamy, Matthew Bellamy, Jane Duller, Margaret Taylor, B. Hughes, Joyce Jackson, Pauline Taylor, Patricia Gilbert, Joan Redshaw, Frances and Roy Blackman, Fran Hampson, Brenda De’Ath, Kate Dowling, Maureen De’Ath, Sandra Mullin, Ursula O’Reilley, Kathleen, Maurice and Steve Fisher, Brian and Julieann Yates, Terry Yates, John and Jean Toseland and R. Haule.
Funeral arrangements were by William Roberts and Sons, Devon Lane, Bottesford.
Donations, to be divided between the British Heart Foundation and ALD (Oliver’s Army - Here to Stay) amount to £780.30 to date.