Obituary: Mr Paul Stafford

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Mr Paul Stafford, of Belton Lane, Grantham, has died at home. He was 67.

Born in Sewstern, Leicestershire, he was the son of Ben and Nellie Stafford. He leaves a brother, Peter Stafford.

Mr Stafford was the loving husband of Jo and devoted father to Paula, Shane and Jodie. He loved every moment spent with his granddaughter, Lily.

He retired from work at the age of 56 due to ill health. During his working life he made many friends.

Mr Stafford was passionate about fishing and his garden. He liked growing fruit and vegetables. He loved to spend time with his family and friends and adored cooking for them.

Robert Holland conducted the funeral service at Grantham Crematorium Chapel.

Family mourners included: Jo Stafford, Paula Stafford, Jodie Stafford, Peter Stafford, Maureen Stafford, Julian Abbott, Janice Abbott, Vic Abbott, Becca and Neil McClory, Adrian Abbott, Tom Parsons, Nicky Woods, Lynda Bennett, Tracy McDonald, Pauline Stafford, and Sharon Mitchell.

Other mourners included: Brenda and Graham Scoffield, Wendy Cooper, Joy Fuller, Sue Newton, Colleen Brennan, Sue Berridge, Ray Baxter, Gary and Susan Shepherd, Kate and Andy Godlington, Karen Appleby (Macmillan Nurses), Pat and Alan Pick, John Brummitt, Gilbert Ward, Martin Jackson, Graham Baker, Mrs Credland, Catherine Smith, Lynne Whitelaw, Larissa Clare, Becca Wilson, Carol Hatcliff, Peter Smith, Liz Kennedy-Short, David Bunn, Keith and Jean Corby, Digby Cox, Mary Winfield, Anne Burks, Kate Dowling, Troy McDonald, Dean Fardell, Sylvia and Alan Lee, Yvonne Vanderput, Paul Carley, Lucinda Gamble, Mick Conway, Rachael Smith, Mr and Mrs Winter, Val Berridge, Mr and Mrs Chapman, John Smith, John Robinson, Gilbert Smith, Sandra and Paul Selby, Megan Charlton, Samantha Selby, Gladys and Michael Gamble, Dick Pridding, June Sargent, Mary Down, Pat Parke, Rick Parke, Sally Wright, Adam Grant, Dieter Drechsler, Kirstie Jeeves, Ann Brown, John Brown, Helen and Graham Lambert, Monica and Mike Stewards, Mike Woods, and Marie and Keith Scothern.

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

Donations for Marie Curie and Macmillan Nurses amount to £330 to date.