Miss D. W. Henson

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MISS Diane Wendy Henson, of Northcliffe Road, Grantham, has died at home. She was 46.

Born in February 1966, in Great Gonerby, she was the daughter of John and Margaret Henson, and younger sister of Chris.

She attended Great Gonerby Primary School, then Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School, and later on (as a mature student) gained her degree from Lincoln University.

In 1997 she married John McDonald, who was an aircraft technician, stationed at RAF Waddington. After their marriage they emigrated to Melbourne, Australia, where they looked forward to sharing their love of the outdoor lifestyle.

Miss Henson began work as an adminstration officer for the MoD at Prince William of Gloucester Barracks, Grantham, and later on she worked at Aberdeen University.

In Australia she worked in the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne City Council, then after developing IT skills, became training administrator, web and academic support officer at La Trobe University, and then ELearning Leader at Swinburne University, all in Melbourne.

On her return to England, she worked for Manchester Business School, and latterly has been doing voluntary work for Grantham Museum and Oxfam.

She really enjoyed travelling and had visited many different countries and was always fascinated by the various cultures and environments of the places she visited. Her other interests included wildlife, gardening, cooking, reading and sewing and she could knit the most complicated Arran patterns and created extremely detailed embroidery pictures.

The funeral service was held at Grantham Crematorium Chapel, conducted by Robert Holland.

Family mourners included: John and Margaret Henson, Chris and Caroline Henson, David and Ann Cook, Joan Hare, Shirley Henson, Alan and Jean Kydd, Ann Cole, Claire Lee, Sue Maplethorpe, Hayley Henson, Perry Henson, Ada and Jim Parker, Margaret and Eric Johnson, Dick and Sylvia Welbourne, Derek Young, Diane Eldred and Lynn Stewart.

Other mourners included: John McDonald, Sylvia McDonald, Barry Chapman, Paul Frazier, Liana Walsh, Jayne Johnson, Claire Parker, Simon Johnson, Keith and Kay Oswin, Lyn Watson, Barry and Carole Chappell, Ann and Roger Weavers, Chris and Sam Willis, Mrs T. Kelly, Gordon Paul, Susan Paul, John Paul, Jeremy Fisher, Ken Burnett, Linda and Philip Midgley, Ian (Bainet) Bainbridge, Ian Smith, John Dodwell, Diane Brierley, Olive Billingham, Sue Burris, Stephen Jarvis, Sarah Morris, Christine and Trevor Foss, Robert Nesbitt, Fiona Ayre, Carol Steele, Marie Bone, Irene Cogger, Wendy Wright, Alice Epton, Sue Walker-Sherriff (Belton Park Golf Club), Diane Dixon, Ina Wood, Mary Winfield, Trev Eldred and James and Pam Wiggins.

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

Donations were received for Oxfam.