Obituary: Mr Gordon Thomas Hoyes

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Mr Gordon Thomas Hoyes, of Worcester Road, Grantham, has died in Newton House Nursing Home, Barrowby Road, Grantham. He was 89.

Mr Hoyes was born in Agnes Terrace, Grantham, the son of Thomas and Lilian Hoyes, and one of five children.

Gordon Hoyes

Gordon Hoyes

He served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War.

In 1945 he married Win and they had 62 wonderful years together. The couple had two children, Keith and Margaret, five grandchildren, Lisa, Sally, Karen, Ian and Stephen and six great-grandchildren.

For many years Mr Hoyes worked for West Kesteven District Counci, as a foreman. He later worked for South Kesteven District Council until his retirement in 1983.

His interests included DIY and taking holidays with his family in his caravan in Dorset and Bude.

The funeral service was held at Grantham Crematorium Chapel, conducted by Robert Holland.

Family mourners included: Keith and Kay Hoyes, Margaret and Rick Phillips, Sally and Malcolm Hardingham, Lisa Hoyes, Jack Woollas, Martin Ashbee, Karen Gunnell, David Watkin, Ian Phillips, Jozi Tomlyn, Stephen Phillips, Lilymae Phillips, Ryan Phillips, Jessica Gunell, Aaron Burchett, India Flowers, Molly Gunnell and James Kay.

Other mourners included: Mr and Mrs C. Hardingham, Dick Pridding, Tony and Zena Bradley, Brian and Yvonne Bradley, Ray and Heather Fenn, Norman Hoyes, Leonard Hoyes, Marjorie Hoyes, Malcolm and Isobel Sutton, June and George Fielding, Jane and David Reddish, Ray Atter, Roy Morris, Colin and Pam Gill, Gill Steeples, Mr and Mrs Parker, Ed Ford, and Sue Lawson.

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

Donations were received for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.