Obituary: Mrs Lynda Joan Townsend

Mrs Lynda Joan Townsend
Mrs Lynda Joan Townsend

Mrs Lynda Joan Townsend, of Kenilworth Road, Grantham, has died at home. She was 66.

Born in Grantham, she was the daughter of Ron and Joan Briggs and sister of Chris Briggs. In 1969 she married Pete Townsend and they had two children Louise and James.

She was mother-in-law to Dave and Penny and grandmother to Georgia, Aidan and Millie.

Mrs Townsend’s first job was as a secretary at John Lees. When her children were young she worked part-time at her parents’ pub, The White Lion in Colsterworth. She then worked as accounts manager at Jubilee Garage in Colsterworth, until her retirement.

For several years she worked as chair of governors at Belmont Primary School.

Mrs Townsend loved travelling and enjoyed many holidays in the Caribbean. She also visited the Christmas markets in Germany as often as she could.

She enjoyed gardening too, but best of all she loved knitting and sewing, there was nothing she couldn’t do.

In recent years she raised over £1,000 for charity by selling and raffling off the things she had made.

The Rev David Shenton conducted the funeral service at St Anne’s Church, Harrowby Road, Grantham. Cremation followed.

Family mourners included: Pete Townsend, Joan Briggs, Louise and Dave Samworth, Georgia Smiles, James and Penny Townsend, Aidan and Millie Townsend, and Chris and Gill Briggs.

Other mourners included: Terry and Janet Tresadern, Gordon and Dolores Medd, Fred and Tina Hand, Sadie Hall, Carole Hodgkinson, Wendy Johnston, Christine and Gilbert Ogden, Meryl Davies, Alan and Pauline Ashmore, Ron and Elaine Tindale, Nigel and Beryl Patchett, Sandra and Jeff Pulfrey, Barbara May, Mrs Clark, Shirley and Peter Dowson, Helen Coen, Trevor and Sandra Galtrass, Charmaine and Charles Galtrass, Ian Manning, Gwynneth Manning, Andrew and Michelle Tyler, Jean Ashcroft, Julie Williamson, Chris Roe, Stephen Roe, Colin Haines, Ernie Chilvers, Nicola Key, Steve and Becky Large, Marilyn Smith, Paddy Perry, E. Gray, Cliff and Alison Turner, Paul and Julie Beever, Vin and Mary Watson, Peter Armstrong (Belmont School), Robert and Jeanette Hardwick, Ken and Ruth Bryan, Terry and Christine Whiteaker, Alec and Jean Alexander, David and Tracey Nicholls, Ann and Jack Stafford, Graham and Mo George.

John Simpson, Emma Murphy, Graham and Rita Keeley, Charlotte Tilley, Melanie Galtrass, Debbie Smith, Jessica Bresnihan, Luke Bresnihan, Mike Bresnihan, Daniel Bresnihan, Margaret and Gordon Grant, Cheralene Deighton, Les and Sheila Stancer, Phil and Lynn Trapps, Maurice Briggs, and David and Catherine Briggs.

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

Donations for Cancer Research UK amount to £502.50 to date.