Mr N. W. Barnes

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MR Norman William Barnes, of Bottesford, has died in King’s Court Care Home, Grantham, aged 91.

Born at Ridge Farm in Elton, he was brother to Joan and Maxwell.

After leaving school (Orston, Granby and Bottesford) at age 14, Mr Barnes worked on the mixed arable and livestock farm with his father and late brother Maxwell until he retired at age 70.

In 1948 he married Mary, moved to Ridge Cottage, Elton and had four children; Ann, Jane, Stuart and Elaine. They moved to Bottesford in 1990.

Whilst on the farm Mr Barnes reared chickens, ducks, pheasants and, at Christmas, turkeys.

He was a true man of the country as he was a keen vegetable gardener, worked with horses on the farm and looked after his dogs, a greyhound and spaniels.

Mr Barnes was very knowledgeable about birds and animals and the countryside - truly, he was a man of the country.

He later enjoyed trout fishing at Easthorpe, bowls at Barnstone and holidays to Devon and Sheringham, Norfolk, as well as spending time with his grand children.

The funeral took place at St. Michael and All Angels Church, Elton, followed by cremation at Grantham Crematorium. Services were conducted by Reverend Bronwen Gamble.

Family mourners included: Stuart, Gail, Craig and Steven Barnes, Ann, Neal, Tim and Heidi Fenn, Elaine, Dave and Jenna Murray, David and Mary Culprit and Susan.

Other mourners included: David Watson, P Kirching, Debbie Slater, Courtney Grant, Julie McDonnell, Bean and June Smith, Carol Bielak, Mary Browne, Mary Mackie, Michael Burton, Tony Burton, David Tomlinson, John Goodson, rep. Goodson and Son, Ralph Hawkins, Stanley Burton, Sandra and Jeff Pulfrey, Richard Burton, Jill Patricia Gell, Stephen Gell, Alan and Grace Barnsdale, Nicky Bullimore, John, Alan and Margaret Millington, Ray Fenn .

Donations received for the British Heart Foundation amount to £152.40 to date.