Mr J. R. Barkaway

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MR John Richard Barkaway, of Heath Farm Close, Sudbrook, near Grantham, has died at home. He was 65.

He was born in Luton, Bedfordshire, the son of the late Ronald and Mary Barkaway and brother of Margaret.

He was married to Paivi for 33 years.

Mr Barkaway had worked as a self-employed taxi driver/proprietor and IT technician until retiring through ill-health.

His interests included fly fishing for trout and grayling, motorbikes, cooking and holidays in Finland and Portugal.

The funeral service was held at Grantham Crematorium Chapel, conducted by the Rev Alan Littlewood.

Family mourners included: Paivi Barkaway, Margaret McLeod, Veli Tonteri, Hannele Arvekari, Merja Virfvell, Susan Thomas and Sarah Davis.

Other mourners included: Brian Clarke, Henry Girling, Judy Miles, Joanne Miles, Philip Boyd-Wilson, Trish Boyd-Wilson, Kathryn and James East, Valerie and Martin Wright, Mr and Mrs Mitchell, Gail and Russel Jackson, Elizabeth Bunney, Josie Scott and Catherine Churchill.

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

Donations were received for Ancaster Surgery Medical Equipment Fund.