Mr M. Pratt

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MR Martin Pratt, of Dembleby, has died at home. He was 59.

He was born in Rhyl, North Wales in 1952.

He married Mary in 1971 and had two children Chris and Debbie, and later seven grandchildren.

In 1989 he married Suzan.

After leaving school he trained as a joiner but shortly after he decided to join the Royal Air Force. He was quickly promoted to the rank of corporal and transferred to the SAS, where he saw a lot of active service.

While in the SAS he began taking his qualifications to become a teacher. In 1977 he left the army and became a site agent for Barratt Homes while he finished his teaching qualifications. A year later he became a teaching assistant in a school in Nottinghamshire before taking up his post at Central Technology and Sports College in 1979.

Mr Pratt had a passion for the outdoors and this did not change during his time at the school. He took the students on trips around the world and became the Duke of Edinburgh Awards co-ordinator for Lincolnshire. He also started HeartStart, which taught first aid to the students, and the Lives First Responders Group in Osbournby.

In 2008 he retired due to ill health after 30 years of teaching.

The funeral service was held at St Lucia Church, Dembleby, conducted by the Rev Hall Speers. Cremation followed in Grantham.

Family mourners included: Suzan Pratt, Debbie McGrath, Sean McGrath, Chloe McGrath, Christopher Wilkinson, Barbara and Walter Cave, Yvonne and Paul Cave, Margaret and John Stamp, Marie Simpson, Pat and Vic Jagiello, Carolyn Pustzai, Rita Cave, Linda Cave, Linda and David Pierrie, Susan Hopkins, Evelyn Bassett, Hilary Mayes, Flo and Ken King, Joan Pratt and Tony Pratt.

Other mourners included: Rita Wood, David Cromie, David Bramford, Geoff and Margaret Rushworth, The Rev Charlie Robertson, Joy Estcourt, Michelle Gray, Grace Gray, David Louth, Steve Aust, Shelley Aust, James Aust, Leanne Aust, Marilyn Taylor, Linda Beadle, Audrey Guy, David Guy, Glen Simmonds, Lucy Simmonds, Oliver Allen, Diane Thompson, Alison Clark, Sara-Jane Tinkler, Sue Scott, Gemma Blenkinship, Steven Markham, Jade Wyles, Emma Jayne Barlow, Paul Hiorns, Angela Dixon, Dominic Dowsett, Denise Buckley, Susan Unsworth, Damien Baxter, Faye Atkinson, Emma McDonald, Peter Murphy, Miranda Reddish, Anne Marie Pollard, Suzanne Phillips, Penny Mitson, Pam and John Preston, Karen Gibson, Joan Booth, Alan Medlock, Fiona Angel, Megan Mottershead, Karen Rooke, Jamie Woolly, Marie Adall, Simon Johnson, Robert Gardecki, Rosemary Wild, Gail Spencer, Julie Davis, Alan Pinchbeck, Ashley Harrison, Tommy Kavanagh, Sharon Evans, Kirsty Beaty, Marianne Stringer, Trevor and Carol Ireland, Neville Hull, Matt Ablewhite, Jack Whyley, Jean Taylor, Emma Sargant, Claire Markham, Scott Sargant, Matthew Thompson, Jack Danford, Ashleigh Allen, Vincent Brittain, Ann-Marie Haywood, Lee Pickup, Michaela Jallow, Mohammed Arab, Sarah Ball, Tom Cook, Jamie Mudie, Denis Willoughby, Terry Plumb, Tim Preston, Emma Esam, Jeremy Bellamy, Janet Rogers, Dave Roberts, Mark Roberts, Nicola Calvert, Sue Calvert, Sue Douglas, Samantha Carr, Lauren Smith, Jenna Stinson, Amy Brook, Pat Madge, Andrew Madge, Jill and David Buxton, Nancy Farmer, Gareth Howard, Beth Howard, Paul Anderson, Tony Topliss, Sean Hall, Dave Charity, Alison Taylor, Karen Wilson, Hayley Chapman, Gaynor Milford, Tracey Smith, Rita Wood, Edward Bailey, David and Mary Gilliatt, Linda Rice, Debbie Beet, David and Suzanne Airey, Tim and Sharon Bray, Robert and Sharon McDonough, the Rev Margaret Barton, Kate Warren, Mike and Helen Denison, Mike and Mary Gaul, Jill Short, Rachael Philips, Liz Moan, Mark Huskinson, Mr and Mrs Pridmore, Mark Rowe, Natalie Rowe, Stan Roberts, Juliette Evans, Mary Marriott, Anne Wood, Jane Buttigieg, Sarah Gowan, Mandy Lloyd Jones, Juliet Lilley, Carole and Michael Dixon, Paul Dickson, Ann Elston, Jo Matthews, Karen Shelford, Diane Hale, Mr and Mrs Thwaite, Michael Thwaite, James Thwaite, Mrs Diggins, Mick Oliver, Garry Dethick, Pam Sharrock, Ann King, Amanda Bradley and Beverley Jones.

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

Donations were received for Combat Stress.