Mr L. Armstrong

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MR Leonard Armstrong, of Top Row, Honington, Lincolnshire, has died at home. He was 77.

He was born at Gipple, a former settlement at Barkston Heath, near Grantham, the son of Jack and Gladys. He had a brother, Ron and sister, Nesta.

He was a widower, having been married to Lil, who predeceased him in 1995.

Mr Armstrong dedicated his working life to shepherding his sheep. He owned and shepherded sheep until his health prevented this.

At the age of 19 he began his National Service.

His final employment was as a window cleaner in the villages around Honington.

His hobby was gardening, and he enjoyed growing geraniums and enough vegetables to keep him stocked all year round.

The Rev Alan Littlewood conducted the funeral service at St Wilfrid’s Church, Honington. Burial followed in the churchyard.

Other than immediate family, mourners included: Simon Dolby, Ben Stimpson, Douglas Codd, Gordon and Dorothy Brown, Mr Oliver, Elizabeth and Stephen Conway, Charlotte Conway, John Swaby, Joan Parker, Mark and Hayley Conway, Andy Williams, Nesta and Patrick Conway, Mr and Mrs Maplethorpe, Mr and Mrs M. Conway, Pepi Halliday, Mrs Butcher, Mr and Mrs Topps, George Fletcher, Patrick Conway, John Ingamells, Mr and Mrs Griffin, Mr and Mrs Henderson Findlay, Kate Green, Geoff Stokes, Mary and Bob Smith, Andrew and Sam Parker, Joseph and Emma Parker, Martina Knowles, Melanie and Stephen Horner, Dee Cheevers, Sarah Cheevers, Alan Toulan, John Dyson, Adrian Lord and Wendy and Richard Coney.

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

Donations were received for Cancer Research UK.