THE funeral service for Anthony (Tony) Rawden, of Arran Road, Stamford, took place at All Saints’ Church, Stamford, the Rev Mark Warrick officiating. Cremation at Marholm followed.
Mr Rawden died at Thorpe Hall, Peterborough, aged 64.
He was the son of George and Millicent Rawden and was educated at Bulwick Primary and King’s Cliffe Schools.
He trained as an electrician with T F Brown at Stanion before working at C & G Couzens as office manager for 25 years. Lately he worked as general manager at Ideal Shopfitters.
He loved all sports, but his main passion was F1 motor racing. He also enjoyed watching cricket and football and DIY and gardening.
He leaves his widow Jan and son Paul.
Family mourners included: Jan Rawden, Paul and Karen Rawden, David and Janice Rawden, Tim and Tanyka Rawden, Carole and Chris Simpson, Susan and Sam Bushell, Phyllis Johnson, Gillian Freeman, Susan and Charles Garner.
Sympathisers included: Jonathan Smith (representing Emma, Holly, Isobel and Maisey), Steven and Michelle Power, Philip Reed (Travis Perkins), Paul Szymanski, Jenny and Malcolm Cobb (Barnack CC), May and Richard Coles, Brian Branson, John Cloke, Ian Bolster, Lorna Maybery (Luke, Daphne, Ryan and Tommy), Eric Bolster, Jayne Mitchell, Tony and Marlene Fenn; Nik Willerton, Chris Toulson, David Hyde, John Sewell, Andy Smith, Dave Brockbank, Richard Wiggington and Simon Walton (Ideal Shopfitters); Darren Laughton (family), Richard Blades, Carol Hunter, Ann and Trevor Wild, J Bowles, Tony and Sue Reilly, Chris Cracknell, Tom and Sally Bardwell, Rachel Webster, Richard Bradshaw, G Bradshaw (Doreen Laughton), Trevor and Liz Jackson, Sam and Maggie Boon, B Thompson, Peter Shakeshaft (Ketton Cricket Club), Simon Smith (Caroline, Ella, Margot and George), Phill Mitchell, Rita Foglietta, Bill Manton and family (Rose Ireland), Kevin Boor (Pamela Boor, Blackstones FC), Peter and Joan Wright (Kay Sanders), Linda Roberts (Nick Kennett, Simon Walton), John and Margaret Chambers, Steve Rowell (Michaela and family), Ann and Barrie Palmer, Sue Casey (Ben Casey).
Steve Warren and Paul Coles (Barnack Cricket Club), Penny Fisher and Pam Gofton (Thorpe Hall), Peter Butters, Pauline Ladd, Martin and Elaine Bell, Mr G Sandall (Mrs H Sandall), Dave Friend, Eric Lenton, Martyn Couzens (Carol, Emma and Mathew), Gordon Couzens, Clive and Jan Potter (family), Mrs P Smith, Nick Bullimore, Paul Marshall, Frank Rowley, Louise Moore and Tina Nix (Bullimores Sand and Gravel), Colin and Janet Couzens (David Couzens), Hannah McDonald (David and David McDonald), Elaine Brewster, Wendy King, Abi Brewer, Andy Cummings and Michelle Roberts), Nick and Sharon Plowes, Mark Andrew and Susan Law (Paul and Gill Andrew), Mark Ford, Bob Feetham, Bob and Barbara Ford, E Ford, G Woodman, Kevin Flynn (Project One and Flynn family), Nick and Linda Swann (family), Richard Bayley (family), Richard Baker (family), Andy Carr (Mick and Bridget Carr and family), Mr and Mrs C Cramp (Mr and Mrs B Bohea, Paul and David Cramp), Jim and Morag Jackson (Michael), Peter Sharman, Barbara and Gerry Walker (Stephen and Sean, Carol and Bob Wiggington), Jason Tibbles, Jason Warren, Anne Harkness, Chris and Sue Birch, Barry Hodgett and Karen (family).