Obituary: Mr David Edward Roberts

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Mr David Edward Roberts, of Grantham Road, Ingoldsby, has died at home. He was 86.

Born in Grantham, he wasthe son of Edward and Blanche Roberts.

He had a sister, Dorothy, who has predeceased him.

After a spell in the Royal Tank Regiment at the end of the Second World War, he worked for the Conservative Party for over 40 years, eventually becoming a central office agent.

His interests included gardening, U3A and Probus. He served as church warden and treasurer at St Bartholomew’s Church, Ingoldsby for a number of years.

The funeral service was held at St Bartholomew’s Church, Ingoldsby, conducted by the Rev Mike Doyble. Cremation took place at Grantham Crematorium Chapel.

Family mourners included: Marion Roberts, Gillian Charters, Nigel Roberts, Paul Charters, Joshua Roberts, Mr and Mrs B. J. Brooke, Mr C. S. Shaw, Mr and Mrs P. Clegg and Mrs M. Barnikel.

Other mourners included: Brian and Mary Hoyes, Rosemary and Simon Carter, Mr and Mrs P. Harden, Robin and Diane Burrows, Maureen and Colin Deeley, Janet Saunders, Walter Bunney, Rosemary Kaberry-Brown (East Midlands Conservative Agents Society), Jeffrey and Elaine Welford, John and Paulette Farrill, Fran Rhys, Eve and Paul Moscrop, Ruth Pacey, June Proctor, Kenneth Mann, Brian Stagg (Probus), Keith and Jenny Wilkins, Dorothy Brown, Nick Brown, Peter Dobney, Sheila Brede, Bob and David Courtile, Angela Eldred, Tim and Lorraine Archer, Mr and Mrs M. Jasinski, Coun Martin Hill, Andrew Varney, Jennifer Charters, Judith and Geoffrey Harper, Kelham Cooke, C. S. Bolton, Beverley Ruffles, Denhys Lambley, Mr and Mrs A. Clayton, Jill Kear, Audrey Vaughan, Mr and Mrs Dodd, Andrew Vince, Mr and Mrs J. Norton, Mr and Mrs Wedge, Mrs H. Hulme, Beryl Simpson, Mr and Mrs D. Welbourne and the Rev Richard Ireson.

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

Donations were received for The Conservative Agents Benevolent Association.