Obituary: Mr John Michael Roughan

Mr John Michael Roughan
Mr John Michael Roughan
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Mr John Michael Roughan (Jack), of Dysart Road, Grantham, has died in Newton House Nursing Home, Barrowby Road, Grantham. He was 86.

He was born in Pudsey, Yorkshire, in August 1927.

He moved to Grantham at the age of 10, with his older brother and parents, when his father got a job with British Rail.

In 1957 he married Grace and they had five children, Michael, Stephen, Peter, Rachael and Helen and subsequently 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mr Roughan attended the Boys’ Central School in Grantham.

He worked as an office boy at GP Productions until taking an apprenticeship in carpentry at Fosters Builders. He then worked for several building companies before becoming self-employed. He was still turning down work into his 80s.

Mr Roughan was a keen cyclist in his youth, and a member of the cycling club with his wife Grace. He also played football and enjoyed watching all sports, particularly horse racing.

The funeral service was held at Grantham Crematorium Chapel, conducted by Canon Anthony Dolan.

Family mourners included: Grace Roughan, Michael Roughan, Ann Roughan, Stephanie Roughan, Christopher Roughan, Stephen Roughan, Polly Roughan, Amy Kemmett, Laura Roughan-Woodthorpe, Peter Roughan, Meta Roughan, Tilley Roughan, Leah Roughan, Rachael Wakerley, Ivor Wakerley, Ryan Wakerley, Joseph Wakerley, Beth Wakerley, Helen Doran, Conrad Doran, Isobel Doran and Katie Doran.

Other mourners included: Norman and Barbara Cummings, Michelle Carol, Catherine Auckland, Ang Clarke, Wendy Mudie, Jason Pacey, Dave Brewster, David Brewster, Mr and Mrs Dyson, Ian and Karol Roughan, Angela Watkins, Carol Langley, Dawn Padovano, Mr and Mrs Ray, Dick Fowler, Scott and Sue Pacey, Paul McMullan, Alan and Susan Baxter, Mr J. Dowety, Paddy Bailey, Chris Bailey, Julie Mason, John and Noreen Elliott, Rita Bond, Mr and Mrs Hallam, Tom Morris, Mr and Mrs Rushden, Ken Willetts, Mark Nicholls, Bill Bailey, Nora Power, Fiona and David Hedworth, Gordon and Julie Roughan, Brian Read, Yolanda Martin, Peter Norris, John Ward, Philip Taylor, Sophie Hanratty, Val Gurney, John Gurney, Debbie Manning, Ann Roughan, Christopher Roughan, Win Bass, Paul and Molly Goodacre, Chris Goodacre, Mr and Mrs G. Skipworth, Angela Thompson, Ann Towle, Doreen Cobb, Samantha, Philip and Jane Roughan, Lynn Newham, Carol Towsey, Caroline Bailey, Jessica Bailey, Shirley Oswin, Julie Lockton, Lawrence Willetts, Maria Baxter, Isabella Baxter, Elizabeth Binks, John Binks, Kara Binks, Colin Scoffield, Adele Ward, Sue Ward, Mr F. Wheat, Pamela Hanratty, Dot Allen, Joan and Jack Armstrong, Liz Connolly, Dean Grant, Sarah and Steve Winch, Allan Forteath, Sophie Simons and Karen Goff.

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

Donations were received for the Stroke Association and Grantham Stroke Club.