Obituary: Mr D. G. Allison

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Mr David George Allison, of Barkston, has died in Casterton House Rest Home, Stamford, 10 weeks after the death of his beloved wife, Joyce. He was 94.

Born in Hindringham, Norfolk, he was the youngest child of Herbert and Celia Allison. He had five brothers and six sisters.

He was married to Joyce for 71 years and they had two daughters, Christine and Rosalind, two granddaughters, Hannah and Helen and two great-granddaughters, Ella and Annabelle, who he was delighted to meet shortly before his death.

Following a car accident in 2005, he and his wife moved to Barkston from their home in Norwich, to be near to their yonger daughter Rosalind and her family. They enjoyed many happy times in their bungalow before Mr Allison was moved to a care home last year, when his wife had a serious fall.

A thanksgiving service was held at Harrowby Lane Methodist Church, where Mr Allison was a member, led by family friend, Ruby Stuckey. Many tributes were given by colleagues who commended Mr Allison for his service to the Methodist Church, both as a local preacher and a committed church worker.

Family members attending were: Christine and Maurice Neate, Ros and Stephen Yates, Hannah, Robbie and Annabelle Lane, Helen, Chibuzor and Ella Edordu, Bill Read, Clare Thompson, Richard Bye and Monica and Christopher Edordu.

Members of the church and other friends also attended the service.

Mr Allison’s ashes will be scattered in the same spot in Norwich where his wife’s ashes were taken earlier.

Funeral arrangements were by Co-operative Funeralcare, Grantham.

Donations for the Alzheimer’s Society amount to £305 to date.