Mr P. J. Knight

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MR Patrick Joseph Knight, of Braemar, Close, Grantham, has died in Grantham Hospital. He was 80.

Mr Knight was born in Dublin, Ireland, and came to Grantham at the age of 17 to work with his father.

He worked at several firms within the town, including the Maltings, Bristows, Vacu-Lug and finally, American Can, from where he retired.

Mr Knight enjoyed Country and Western music. His hobbies had included clay pigeon shooting and formation dancing and he had been a member of a team for Geoff Wise, who owned a local dance school.

In his younger years he helped to train at the local boxing club.

Robert Holland conducted the funeral service at Grantham Crematorium Chapel.

Family mourners included: Noel Knight, Pauline Knight, Patsy O’Connel, Edna Newman, Nadine Wetz, Sharron Knight, Lorraine Leggett, Patricia O’Connel, Louise O’Connel, Eamond O’Connel, Stephanie Kirton, Hayley Scaum, Katrina Leggett and Richard Leggett.

Other mourners included: Stephanie and Thomas Kirton, Peter Leggett, Matthew Pearson, Heather and Tony Winfield, Colin Rump, Margaret Newman, Jeff Newman, Mark Newman, Jane and Anthony Newman, Stephanie Wetz, Jacob Wright, Linda Mason, Reg and Karen Taylor, Mr and Mrs Musson, Joe and Jan Walsh, Jane Warren, Jack and Madeline Coffin, Mrs Exton, Chris and Mary Vincent, Ged Reed, Paul Charles and John and Zena.

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

Donations were received for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.