Mr D. J. Crabtree

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MR Dennis John Crabtree, of Harrowby Lane, Grantham, has died in Newton House Nursing Home, Grantham. He was 76.

Born in Colsterworth, he was the only son of Fred and Flo Crabtree.

He was married to Freda, and they had three children, Susan, Barry and Carole.

Mr Crabtree worked in Frodingham, and then at the Compass Cafe in Colsterworth. He moved to Grantham and worked for Reads Canning until becoming a handyman, working at Chandos House, Harrison House and The Beacon, until his retirement.

His interests included reading, watching television and jigsaw puzzles.

Robert Holland conducted the funeral service at Grantham Crematorium Chapel.

Family mourners included: Susan and Colin Fowler, Barry Crabtree, Sharon Grant, Carole Wainwright, Paul Fowler, Gavin Birch, Chris Fowler, Charlotte Steele, Joanna Eales, Ben Crabtree, Jordan and Abi Wainwright and Lauren Nicholson.

Other mourners included: Annette Houghton, Ray and Mary Nadin, Susan Goode, Patrick Williams, Veronica Clapton, Duncan Andrew, Ray Taylor, John Green, Allan Martin, Barbara Armstrong, Mr and Mrs Worth, Nora and Alek Zachowicz, Mr and Mrs Patterson, Ian and Diana Kettle, Mr and Mrs D. Foster, Mr E. Martin, Jeannie Crabtree, Tina Loosemore and Tracy Hodgkiss.

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

Donations were received for Help for Heroes.