Obituaries: John Wing

John Wing
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The funeral of John Wing, took place at Grantham Crematorium, followed by a service of remembrance at St Peter’s Church, Empingham, the Rev David Nichol officiating.

A collection for the British Heart Foundation and British Red Cross raised more than £500.

Born in 1929 at Teigh, he was the eldest son of George and Mary Wing.

He grew up in Preston attending the village primary school and completed his education at Uppingham Central School.

His interests included carpentry, target shooting and motorcycles. On leaving school John worked with his father on the family farm in Preston.

Married in 1958, to Laureen, the couple lived in Preston where they had four children, moving to Empingham in 1967. John worked as a JCB driver until he retired.

During his retirement he enjoyed visiting collectors fairs and working on projects around the home. He always looked forward to visits from family and friends and in particular from his four grandchildren.

John died at Rutland Care Village in Oakham and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Family mourners included: Laureen Wing (widow), Michael and Kay Wing, Jane and Gerry Frisby, Julie and Mark Coles, Susan and Steve Ruscillo, Ben and Maria Frisby, Laura Frisby (representing Sim Williams), Amy Ruscillo, Sam Ruscillo, Peter Wing (Betty Wheeler and family), Eileen Bell, Sheila Tedder, Anne and Mick Bell, Gordon Spencer (family), Nigel and Heather Bell (family), Peter and Molly Bell (Sharon, George and William), Nicola and Pheobe Langston (Michael and Ella), Jonathan and Helen Shepard (family), Bernard Wing and Dorothy Tyler (Wing family), Trevor and Anne Wild.

Sympathisers included: Tony and Mary Ruscillo, Mr and Mrs M Wing (Sara, Garry and Freddie Surgitt), Craig Scarisbrick, Ivan and Diana Bland, Patricia Prestidge, Brenda Pring, Judy Aitkens (Peter), Nicky Bartram, John Hibbit (Russ Hibbit), Eric Kendrick, Julie Bell, Nigel and Denise Rawson, Nick and Caroline Meyrick (PCC of St Peters), Vic and Jen Pheasant, Tina and Stephen Green (family), Rachel Ambler (family), Andrea Frith (Ron and family), Kevin O’Shea (Jan O’Shea), George and Isla McDonald, Jackie Towl (Empingham Age UK), Graham Halsall, John Sewell, Camilla Saunders (Ken and Nic), Jonathan Corby (Heather and Roger Corby).

Brian Cox, Pat Sanson, Margaret Woodhead (Gary and Christine Cooper), Margaret Thraves (Brenda and Carol Williamson), Brenda Sumner, Ann Archer, Stephen St Clair-Thompson (Sue St Clair-Thompson), Graham and Shirley Coles, Jean Hammond (family), Anne Rawlings, Edie Aisthorpe, Ian Ray (Eileen Ray), Pauline Griffiths (Gwyn), Wendy Pickering (Robin, Barbara and Martyn Prior, Val and Ian Scarborough (Scarborough family), Dick Weed (Richard Weed), Sheila and Peter Margerison, Judy Roberts (Steve Roberts), Tracey and John Ryan (Samantha, Gemma and Paige Ryan), Marie Plant, John Haward, Pat and David Harris, Wendy, Jane and Josh Young (Neil Young), friends from Rutland Care Village.