Obituary: Mrs S. C. Harte

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Mrs Sylvia Christine Harte, of Buckminster Gardens, Grantham, has died in Newton House Care Home, aged 81.

Born in Alexandra Road, Grantham, she was the only daughter of Ernest and Sylvia Dickinson. She was married to Kevin for 59 years, and was mother to Graham, grandmother to Gemma and Ayrton and great-grandmother to Ebony, Livia and James.

Mrs Harte started work at Aveling Barford before her 14th birthday. Two years later she was employed by Grantham Borough Police which amalgamated with Lincolnshire Constabulary. She served for 47 years and took only 34 days sick leave.

Mrs Harte was awarded the British Empire Medal in 1992 and received the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977.

She took great interest in her family and enjoyed whist drives and socialising.

Robert Holland conducted the funeral service at Grantham Crematorium Chapel.

Family mourners included: Kevin Harte, Graham Harte, Gemma Harte, Ayrton Harte, Robert Harte, Elaine Harte, Hilary Harte and Tracy Lewis.

Other mourners included: Barbara and Walter Cave, Suzan Pratt, Bob and Sue Bailey, Graham Leicester, Margaret and Roy Fowler, Mrs C. Cannon, Ken Christer, John Evans, Janet Jackson, Neville Peatman, Janet and John Crane, Iris and Clive Laycock, Paul Simpson, Mr and Mrs Hodson, John and Linda Senior, James Willets, Dudley and Sandra Elkington, Tony Kirk, Ann Baker, Michelle Fardell, Lance Gay, John Hunter, Dennis Willoughby, Stella Hind, Anne Meadows, Malcolm Vickers, Audrey and Roger Turnbull, Val Watson, Pat Taylor, Mrs Peto, Roy Ballentine, John Leadenham, and Steve Dickenson.

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

Donations for Alzheimer’s and Dementia UK amount to £300.50 to date.