The coffin of a firefighter who died at the age of 47 will be taken through town on a vintage fire engine today (Friday).
Steve Woods, a retained fireman in Grantham for 18 years, died of a brain haemorrhage on September 12. He was a father of five children and grandfather of three. His second wife, Samantha, 27, is expecting their second child.
Today, six of Steve’s colleagues from Grantham Fire Station and an officer in charge will accompany his coffin on the vintage engine as its makes its way from Robert Holland Funeral Directors in St Catherine’s Road at 1pm to St Wulfram’s Church for the funeral service. The engine will pass along Wharf Road and Dysart Road to Coles Way where Steve lived, before making its way to the church.
Steve’s coffin will be draped with the Union Jack as he was a former member of the Armed Forces. There will also be a Guard of Honour at St Wulfram’s where the service will take place at 2pm. This will be followed by burial at Grantham cemetery.