Obituary: Mr Raymond Jackson

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Mr Raymond Jackson, of Rosemary Crescent, Grantham, has died in Grantham Hospital. He was 92.

He was born in Grantham, the eighth child of Mark and Edith Jackson of Harlaxton Road.

Mr Jackson was an architectural draughtsman and had worked for Lenton and Partners in Grantham and Stamford. He also worked for Lincolnshire County Council in the architects department.

During the Second World War, he served with the Royal Air Force Coastal Command in Wales and Gibraltar as an armourer.

Mr Jackson’s interests included fishing and bird watching. He was a member of the RSPB for 60 years. He also enjoyed caravanning in many parts of the UK, and steam rallying, being part of the engine crew.

The Rev Lesley Taylor conducted the funeral service at ChristChurch, Finkin Street, Grantham. Cremation followed.

Family mourners included: Grace Jackson, Mark, Hannah and Ella Jackson, Sally Akers, Georgia Pounder, Paul and Sarah Jackson, Charlotte and Eppie Jackson.

Other mourners included: Doris Scoffield, Denhys and Pauline Lambley, Jane and John Heald, Eileen Jackson, Janet Saunders, Ann Meadows (The Nurses Guild), Davina Sharp, Dennis and Janet MacDonald, Jane Brisco, Jean Topps, Pat Riley, Nancy and Derek Clutterbuck, Greta Stratford, Anthony and Sheila Brockington, Roy and Sheila Hales, Mr and Mrs Boulton, Jenny Twycross, Roy and Margaret Fowler, Susan and Peter Sulston, Mrs Hilton, Gordon Hilton, Mrs Sinclair, Michael Jackson, Pat Taylor, Val Watson, Mary Smith, Tony Wesselby, Audrey Guy, Stuart Jessop, Ann Bennett, Mike Willers, David and Lynda Mitchell, Mary Knight, Richard Knight, Anne and Michael Matsell, Jane Campbell, Mr and Mrs Keightley, Janet Saunders, Colin and Cynthia Rump, Richard Hill, John Madge, Andrew Baxter, Juliette Pumper, Mrs Frisby, Alan and Joy Greenslade, Jean and Gerald Turpin, David and Janet Jackson, Ian Fielding, Betty Sprawson, John and Anne Sprawson, and Pat Lynes.

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

Donations were received for Parkinson’s UK and ChristChurch.