A service of celebration for the life of Maurice Smith, of St Peter’s Street, Stamford, took place at Marholm Crematorium, Nicola Dela-Croix officiating.
Donations were made to the RNLI and Aspire (spinal injury).
Mr Smith died at Peterborough City Hospital, aged 84.
He was the son of Hattie and Frederick Smith of Wetherden, Suffolk and was educated at Wetherden Primary School, and Lord Wandsworth College, Hampshire.
After working at the Havillands Aircraft Company as a draughtsman, he served with the RAF from 1951 - 1975 as a navigator, working mostly on Canberras, reaching the rank of Flt Lt. He then became a senior scientific officer with the Civil Service before working at Peterborough Technical College in the IT department.
He was a member of St Peter’s Community Group. A keen swimmer, he regularly swam at Stamford Pool, and for many years until recently did sponsored swims for Aspire. His interests included calligraphy, Italian and ballroom dancing.
Widower of Thirza, he leaves his daughters Ginny and Mandy.
Family mourners included: Carol Van Doorn, Bob and Ginny Matthew, Bob and Mandy Greybrook, Mathew, Vicky and Millie Greybrook, Emily Greybrook, Meg Hutson.
Sympathisers included: Bob Steele, John and Pauline Goff, Anne Goldsmith, Janice Morgan, Joan Gray, Vicky Jones (representing Bob Jones), Lewis Clayton, Sylvia Clayton, Caroline Adams (Vanessa Yates), Michael Crowe, Margaret and Barry Atkins, Helen Simmonds and Ivor Hopkins (Mike and Diane Steele, Georgi and Chawki Nacef), Joyce Brewin, Adrian and Martin Brewin (Jean Wheeler, Pat Holder), Mitch and Morag Bixley (Jack Bixley, Sue Gilpin, Robina Paterson), Jayne Craig, A Chiverton, Peter Sparrow, Wally and Judy Horton, Annamarie Van Niekerk (Evergreen Care Trust), Annemarie Niemann, Michael Atkinson, Jan and Dick Arscott, Roy Boardman, S Skinn, Pete and Mary Welbourne, Mr and Mrs Tony Critchard, Joan Steele and family, Joaquim Vieira, Ian Lee (Chris Tattershall, Vena Baker, Roy Baker, Dean Baker, Jill Perkins), Pauline Hughes, Jim Hughes, Gill and Howard Pettit (Jonathan and Aysha), Melanie Hughes, Phil Pettit, Graham Thompson, John and Janice Kellas-Kelly (St Peter’s Community Group), Clive Compton (213 RAF Sqdn), Sheila and Charlie Chambers.