Obituary: Mr R. M. Smith

Obituary: Mr Smith.
Obituary: Mr Smith.
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Mr Royston Morris Smith, of Grantham, has died in Grantham Hospital. He was 89.

Mr Smith was born in Stathern, at the farm which is now the site of Dove Cottage Hospice.

For most of his life he lived in Stathern, before moving to Grantham in 1999 on his retirement.

Mr Smith lived for his family and the farm which he built up with his wife Irene, who he married in 1945. They have two children, Graham and Elaine, four grandsons, Matthew, Jason, Iain and Andrew and five great-grandchildren.

The committal service took place at Grantham Crematorium Chapel, followed by a Thanksgiving service at St Guthlac’s Church, Stathern. Both services were conducted by the Rev Frederick Connell.

Family mourners included: Irene Smith, Graham Smith and Linda, Elaine Moulds, Matthew Smith and Tina, Jason and Val Smith, Iain and Emma Moulds, Andrew Moulds, Jake Smith, Betty and Tom Beard, Maurice and Kathleen Tinkley, Derek Tinkley and Lena, Ann Tinkley, and Joy Price.

Other mourners included: Peter Sheardown, Keith Noble, Graham Kirk, Dennis and Joan Kirk, Bill and Pamela Shipman, Muriel Cooke, Joan Watson, Janet Humphries, Eleanor Saywell, Susi Lister and Janet Greenhalgh, John Hopkinson, Peter and Pansy Hickling, Nalda and John Shipman, Christine Griffiths, Peter and Katharine Jordan, John and Margaret Fairbrother, Robert and Patricia Wall, Murray and Annette Barton, Howard and Helen Coy, Peggy and Henry Coy, Kitty Alderman, Mr and Mrs D. Welbourn, Geoff Rawlings, Bruce Rawlings, T. Rawlings, Joy Widdowson, Helena and David Pryor, James McKenna, Des, Dink and Margaret, Gordon and Katie Foster, Ron and Barbara Venables and Eric and John Howden.

Funeral arrangements were by William Roberts and Sons, Devon Lane, Bottesford.

Donations for Dove Cottage Hospice amount to £210.21 to date.