Obituary: Mr Jack Upsall

Mr Jack Upsall
Mr Jack Upsall
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Mr Jack Upsall, of Wong Gardens, Barrowby, has died at home. He was 90.

Mr Upsall was born in Boston in June 1923, the son of Jim and Bella.

He had an elder brother, Jim and a younger brother, Harry, who have both predeceased him.

Mr Upsall attended Boston Grammar School where he enjoyed sports. He played cricket for the school and also as an “Old Boy”, something he continued to do until he needed glasses.

Upon leaving school he started work for the Post Office in 1939.

In 1942 he enlisted in the Royal Air Force and trained as a navigator in South Africa. He was posted to Italy from 1944 until 1946. After leaving the RAF he returned to the Post Office in Boston. He eventually moved to Grantham as assistant head postmaster in 1973, eventually retiring in 1983.

Mr Upsall was devoted to his wife Dorren and his sons Michael and Richard. He loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was very special to them also.

He liked coarse fishing during his working years with colleagues and family. He also liked gardening but struggled in deciding how much should be flowers and how much should be food.

He liked watching sport, including football, cricket and rugby and also listening to music, particularly opera, classical, jazz and swing/big band.

The funeral service was held at Grantham Crematorium Chapel.

Family mourners included: Doreen Upsall, Michael, Richard, Kathryn, Marie-Christine, Andrew, Caroline and Emilie, Isabelle and Myah.

Other mourners included: David and Peggy Griffin, Dick Richardson, Glenys Eatch, Andrew Garton, David and Margaret Bennett, Evelyn Bennett, Alan and Linda Upsall, Stuart Bullock, Jessie Bromley, Mr and Mrs T. Ayre, Karen Payne, Nicola Nolan, George Wilks, Lyndsey and Jack Gardner, John and Glenys Cobley, Petula Bhojwani, Matt and Tracey Lilley, Barbara and Chris Turner, Denise Swinn, Eric Traves, Laura Crossley, Brian Crossley, Colin and Sue Henson, Brian Cross, Walter Sparshott, Mr and Mrs A. Maples, Alan Ruddock, Len Rawding, Alan and Yvonne Clayton, and Heather Quann.

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

Donations were received for Marie Curie Cancer Care and St Barnabas Hospice.