Obituary: Mr P. J. Newton

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Mr Paul James Newton, of Grantham Road, Great Gonerby, has died at home. He was 56.

Born in Allington, he was the youngest son of the late Albert and Georgina Newton.

He is the husband of Sue Newton, father of Clare Kelham and Wayne Newton, and grandfather of Emily and Jessica Kelham.

He is survived by his sisters, Miriam Jackson and Pamela Wilcox.

Mr Newton joined the building trade from school and worked alongside his father and eldest brother, Clarry. He later retired due to ill health. During his school years he was a boxer and had a lifelong interest in the sport. He taught himself how to use a computer and became somewhat of an expert. He loved holidaying all over the world with his wife, friends and family. His greatest interest in life was his family and he especially loved being a grandfather.

The Rev Nikola Marshall conducted the funeral service at St Sebastian’s Church, Great Gonerby. Burial followed at Hilltop Cemetery, Great Gonerby.

Family mourners included: Susan Newton, Clare Kelham, Wayne Newton, Emily Kelham, Jessica Kelham, Mr and Mrs K. Jackson, and Pamela Wilcox.

Other mourners included: Gladys and Michael Gamble, Mark Gibson, Betty Newton, Mark Newton, Graham and Janet Burton, Sue Berridge, Coleen Brennan, Priscilla and Charles Kinsey, John Fowler, Mary Bowden, Lee Kelham, Steve and Angela Kawalec, Christine Stark, Raymond Stark, Mr and Mrs Reading, Jo Stafford, Joy Fuller, Lucinda Gamble, Nigel Richardson, Val and Ray Wright, John and Zenda Dempster, Stacey and Darren Brown, Tracey Goodge, Anthony Goodge, Libby Brown, Angie Newton, David Newton, John Nicholson, David Newton, Mathew Oswin, Mick Hatcher, Linda Hatcher, Jean Ellerby, Doreen Godson, Barbara Smith, Ed Kay, Liz Tibbett, Alan Taylor, Keith and Sally Ann Dickinson, Paul Massen, Ena Doyle, Paddy Doyle, Richard Scoffield, Joy Scoffield, Linda Skinner, Pat and Roy Vinter, John Pearson, Felicity Chambers, Mr and Mrs Bryan, Peter and Ann Beard, Julia Newton, Cliff Newton, Charlotte Newton, Ryan Newton, Robert Newton, Carol Newton, Gary Pattison, Dionne Newton, Angela McBride, Luis Guerra, Mick Kime, Margaret Fisk, David Black, Kathy Daszkiewicz, Raymond McDonald, Simone McDonald, Mr and Mrs Masson, Mrs Gill, Mr and Mrs Copeland, Mrs Gill, Mr Doyle, Jayne Jones, Andy Ashby, Jean Bryan, Deena Bryan, Elaine Broughton, Colin Quinn, Lynne Gangle, David and Judy Kay, Kim Marriott, Gary, Jane and Ellie Newton, Angela Newton, Paula Newton, Melvin Woods, Clinton Newton, Evelyn Richardson, Helen Coupland, Carl and Laura Newton, Kayleigh Newton, Stephanie Newton, Daniel Newton, Steve Newton, Ada Nicholson, Simon Newton, Liz Kennedy Short, Toni Newton, Chris Satchell, George and Gill Hinton, John Nicholson, Dr Pardoe, Dave and Sarah Chivers, Pat and Phil Barsby.

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

Donations for St Barnabas Hospice and Marie Curie Cancer Care amount to £622 to date.