Obituary: Mr David Ronald Foster
Mr David Ronald Foster, of Belton Lane, Grantham, has died in Lincoln County Hospital. He was 66.
Born in Grantham, he was the only son of Ronald and Doreen Foster.
He attended Spitalgate School before joining his father at Harlaxton Motors, Harlaxton, to learn the mechanics of the motor trade.
He remained working within the local motor trade prior to opening his own garage with a partner in 1974 and he remained at Hilltop Garage, Great Gonerby until illness forced him to take early retirement in 2014.
In 1972 he married Carol in St Wulfram’s Church, Grantham. They continued to live in the Grantham area.
Mr Foster belonged to several Masonic Lodges in Grantham and was a past Master of Galway Lodge in Nottingham, also achieving his provincial honours.
He enjoyed extensive travel to the Far East, frequently visiting Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand, but also spending time whenever possible at their house in the South of France. Mr Foster also enjoyed spending time on his boat at Farndon Marina.
He was a very dear brother, brother-in-law, nephew, son-in-law and a devoted uncle to his nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
The funeral service was held at St Wulfram’s Church, Grantham, conducted by the Rev John Spriggs. Cremation followed.
Family mourners included: Carol Foster, Darren, Miriam and Harvey Cope, Pat Foster, Anne Turner, Raymond, Sally and Jonathon Foster, Frank Wright, Charles Woods, Paul and Liz Woods, Kevin and Annie Cope, Billy and Jane Cope, Michelle Cope, Sarah Massingham, Kevin Cope, Karen MacSpadyen, Tracey, Grace and Emily Parker, Jo Whitbrook, George and Kathleen Keen, Mark and Suzanne Brennan, John and Julie Wright, Mike and Bridie Philpots, Rose and Ray McIvor.
Other mourners included: Mr and Mrs L. Winter, Terry Stones, David East, Andrew and Carol Black, Mr and Mrs Hutchinson, Reg Fox, Anne Mackinder, Anna Wright, Darren Mackinder, Gary Lockton, Susan and Derek Redmile, Leslie and Eileen Selby, Phil and Cynthia Marke, Bob Curry, Pete Smith, Roy Twist, Jim Bonshor, Alistair and Kathleen Holmes, Philip Marshall, June and Paddy Rigby, Kenneth Cade, Marion Stinton, Lisa Hardy, Christine Healey, Meganne Chambers, Jacky and Peter Robinson, Robert Orridge, Win Kime, Anthony Durham, Benjamin Winter, Andy Wragg, Steve Turner, Kristy Turner, Sarah Mettam, Sue Smith, Josh Smith, Lance Coaten, Rachel Coaten, Sheila and Les Stancer, Barry and Kate Holvey, David Graham, Adrian Hewitt, Martin Pacey, John and Sheryl Lee, Les and Margaret Thompson, Pam Sharrock, Mr and Mrs Summerfield, Malcolm Le-Hair, Colin and Marion Abbott, Mr and Mrs Neville, Jane and Graham Hardwick, Lewis Hardwick, Richard Titley, Angy and Alan Cox, Graham Watkin, Paul and Diane O’Brien, Kathryn O’Brien, Malcolm and Linda Walsh, Jackie Flack, Terry Copestake, Tony and Ann Hind, Peter and Sophie Brewill, Ray Clarke, Mick and Sandra Armstrong, Chris Turner, John and Janet Strickson, Sean Wragg, Stuart and Judy Cross, Vic King, Rob King, Jack and Jeanette Wright, Lee Fardell, Wayne Harris, Mr and Mrs Blades, Brenda Dowd, Richard Jones, Mr and Mrs A. Wilson, Geoffrey Caunt, Lee Mackinder, Mr and Mrs G. Mackinder, Gillian Baxter, Nigel Baxter, Bridget Woods, Eileen Drage, Mark Osborn, Susan Bromwell, Peter Sharrock, Yvonne Ewing, Rob Lambley, Paul Newcombe, Dick Pridding, Mark Dwyer, Michael Pike, Brian Sheppard, Karen and Michael Doyle, Peter Baker, Chris Soloman, Debbie Johnson, Melvin Dobbs (MD Jewellers), Bryn Davies, David Burnett, David Jackson, Jill Pearce, Anthony Burton, Simon Black, Chris Matthews, Chris White, Martin Foster, Bryan and Linda Bilboe, Derek Meale, Lynne and Neil Dixon, Tony and Christine Corston, Sue Dewey, Neville Hollingsworth, Joe Simmons, Carl and Sam Wilson, Janet and Dave Hallam, Anne Scott, Ian Marsh, Rose Jeffreys, Peggy O’Callaghan, Alan Newton, Caroline Horsley, Mr and Mrs K. Streets, Rob Baxter, Karen Hutchinson, John and Rita Jackson, Neil Linfield, Alan Roberts, David and Jenny Hubbard, Jemma Ewing, Heather Selby, Roger Selby, John and Linda Williamson, Bob Mills, Ron Bray, Russell Morgan, Barbara Armstrong, Mr and Mrs J. Bond, John Spencer, Geoff Overton, Mick Turton, Nigel Morley, Peter Townsend, Eric Sands, Mr Houston, Steve Watson, Alan Holderness, Tony Goddard, Mark and Michelle Gallagher, Bernard Gallimore, Mr Gelsthorpe, Martin James, Yvonne Williamson, Peter Barnes, Derek Williamson, Richard Armstrong, Nigel Aspland, Robert Billingham, Malcolm Hargreaves, Ian Hammond, Ron Kettle, Claire Armstrong, Mark Berry, David Frankish, John and Kelly Kirkup, Keith and Sue Abbs, P. and A. Bowers, S. Wilson, Dr and Mrs Onugha, Mr and Mrs Baxter, John Fairhurst, Keith Hitch, Trevor and Lynne Pullen, Arthur Wade, Anne Truman, David and Cynthia Dobney, Joseph and Jeanette Loney, Ray and Penny Beasley, Thomas and Lucy Lee, Russell Cann, J. Bowers, R. Hall, David Callender, Richard Harris, Tony and Margaret Parker, Ian Brodie, Lynda and Ronny Moir, Unce Jack Dobney, Jackie and Geoff Overton, Alan Hargreaves, Sue Dolby, Mr P. Woods, Elsie and George Short, Michael Shimmin, Andre Finney, Steven Beswick, Andrew and Heidi Green, Robert and Ruth Lee, Jeremy Lee, C. Hunton, Fred Lawson, John and Lorna Barradell, David and Jane Reddish, Chris Down, Rex Pearson, Ian Shaw, Vincent Breheny and Aileen Breheny, Mick Willows, Frank Bachelor, Joyce Steptoe, Caroline Steptoe, Pam and John Clements, David Price, Peter Holmes, Mick Fretwell, Lynn Thomas, Chris Pettitt, Chris Cranfield, Gill Plant, Tracey Knowles, Peter Hooper, Len Lewis, Danny Elmer, Lucy Winter, Joy and Andrew Kitchen, Douglas Lee, Charles Lee, Brian and Anne Durant, Lionel and Pat Royce, Edie and Claire Pimlott, Mark Jasinski, Andrew Simmons, Roger Buhryn, Dean Gray, Steven Gray, John Mulligan, Lee Coulson, Sid Diggins, David O’Brien, and Zoe Booth.
Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.
Donations were accepted for Cancer Research UK and the RNLI.