MRS Joan Tidy has died in the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham. She was 81.
Born in Nottingham, in December 1929, she was the daughter of William and Mabel King (nee Covill). Her father was a wholesale fruit salesman and both her parents came from Lincolnshire.
She had a younger brother and sister, Arthur and Gill, and the family lived in Carlton, overlooking Colwick Woods. She moved to West Bridgford when she was a teenager. In 1955 she married Brian Tidy at St Giles Church. They had two sons, David and Andrew. The family lived at a number of places, but always in Nottinghamshire - West Bridgford, Bramcote and Whatton in the Vale.
In 1992 Mrs Tidy suffered a serious stroke and her husband cared for her until her death.
The funeral service was held at Aslockton Church, conducted by the Rev Karl Przywala. Cremation followed in Grantham.
Family mourners included: Brian Tidy, David, Nicola, Sarah and Clare Tidy, Andrew Allen-Tidy and Stephen, Arthur and Jean King, Gill and Stuart Ashdown, John Tidy, Eric and June Allen, Mary and Richard Holland, Pat Brown and Graham, Keith and Eileen Harrison, John and Joan Newham, Patrick and Sandie Allen.
Other mourners included: Karen Tarr and Wendy Moroz, Paddy Thurley, Jean Morley, Marie Buxton, Jonathan and Gillie Ford, Keith Vinerd, Joyce and Roy Bradshaw, Alex and Keith Whitaker, Dave Singer, Ann Singer, Janet Smith, Gill Thompson, David and Barbara Hyde, Fred Marsh, Gordon and Janet Ayres, Ann Spencer, Joy and John Thacker, John Sanders, Sylvia Turner, Anne Stokes, Gill Chamberlain, Margaret Marshall, Ann Robinson, Joan and Les Wakefield, Ethel Goodwin, Ray Taylor, Dennis and Eileen Tilehurst, Moreen Evans, Josie Hopkinson, Kathleen and Ted Rayson, Roger Latter, Beryl Latter, Mrs S. Chamberlain, Ruth Kirkland, Maggie and David Lowth, Ginny Whitmore, G. Webster, T. Webster, Susie Crawford, Pam Walton, Jan Gunn, Miss V. Wootten, Anne and Dennis Jones, Graham and Pam Harper, Irene Staton, Sherley Wakefield, Frank Hill, Renee and Peter Slack, James and Judith Mackness, Norma and Charles Bromham, Nancy Draper, Teresa Lacey, Richard and Judith Marcquios, Sue and Stuart Middleton, John and Dorothy Fishwick, Dorothy Gill, Jane Bullen, Judith Gray, Michael and Jean Flinton, Sylvia Harkness, Elsie and Brian Marshall, Fiona Barker, Ken Warman, Pamela Hunt, Doreen and Arthur Kemp, Brian and Barbara King, Ian Skingle, George and Ella Hawksley, Kathleen and Stan Stewart, Pamela and Peter Asplin, Alison Hollier, Gloria Gee, Wendy Parsons, Chrissie Hogg, David King, Sandra and David Jones, Cynthia and Eddie Malloy and Pauline Doughty.
Funeral arrangements were by William Roberts and Sons, Devon Lane, Bottesford. Donations for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance amount to £1,151.30 to date.