MR Arthur Richard Addison (Dick), of Edinburgh Road, Grantham, has died in Grantham Hospital. He was 88.
He was born near Wragby, Lincoln. At the age of 14 he left school to work on his aunt and uncle’s farm, where in 1945 he met Irene, who was in the Land Army. When Irene was transferred to Billingborough, he moved to Grantham. They married in Irene’s home town of Grimsby in 1947 and made their home in Grantham.
The couple had three children, Janet, Jennifer and Andrew, and subsequently four grandchildren, Lisa, Gary, Hayley and Emily and two great-grandchildren Jake and Leo.
Mr Addison worked for the War-Ag, where he transported PoWs to work on local farms and later worked on field drainage.
In 1959 he went to work for Syddalls on roofing and latterly on suspended ceilings. He remained with the firm until his retirement.
A very keen gardener, Mr Addison had worked an allotment until last year. He spent many happy hours looking after his garden and he also enjoyed spending time with his family.
The funeral was held at The Church of Ascension, Edinburgh Road, Grantham, conducted by the Rev Chris Boland. Cremation followed.
Family mourners included: Irene Addison, Janet and Terry Tresadern, Jennifer, David and Hayley Blackbrough, Andrew and Emily Addison, Tom Parrish, Lisa and Ben Harness, Mrs K. Hewitt, Mrs M. Talbot, Mrs Lillian White, Stephen and Matthew White, Pat Blissett, Mr and Mrs G. Lewis, Mr and Mrs J. Yorston, Mr and Mrs B. Proctor and Mr and Mrs J. Hewson.
Other mourners included: June LeHair, Maureen Coe, Alice Bennett, Ivy Green, Ann Gibson, Barbara Maplethorpe, Mrs P. Drewitt, Eileen Wilson, Julie Beatty, Derrick Beatty, Tony Mark, Mr and Mrs Walker, Michael Marshall, Jack Broadhurst, Tarra Broadhurst, Ian, Sue and Emma Catterson, A. Skelton, Keith Davison, Lynn Davison, Alan Tesadern, Gill Harsley, Ruth Mumford, Barry Couldron, Helen Couldron, Margaret Dodwell, Joe Dodwell, Andrew Jablonski, Joan Jackson, Mr and Mrs T. Harris, George Harrison, Irene Harrison, Mrs Humphries, June Humphries, Marion McDonald, Mrs S. Phillips, William Platts, Freda Bembridge, Mr and Mrs Maplethorpe, Jo Jackson, Bridget White, Mrs Sinclair, Emma Pywell, Mr R. Marsham and Mr and Mrs Weller.
Funeral arrangements were by Co-operative Funeralcare, Bridge End Road, Grantham.
Donations were received for The Church of Ascension.