The funeral of Edwin Brooks, of Harvey Close, Bourne, took place at Marholm Crematorium, the Rev Peter Lister officiating.
Son of Ted and Maggie Brooks, he was educated at schools in Leicester and on leaving school became a boy entrant in the RAF, working his way up to chief technician. On leaving the RAF in 1975 he worked as an electrician for Greens of Whaplode.
He was a member of the Victor Association (aircraft) and also had a keen interest in vintage motorbikes. He enjoyed travelling and holidaying all round the world.
He leaves his widow Laura, son Mark and daughter Sharon.
Family mourners included: Laura Brooks (widow), Mark Brooks, Sharon Coulson, Marina (sister), Jane and Julie, Stephen and Wendy Roffe, Louise and Kenny Hallamby, Sarah Fletcher (step children), Holly, Vicky, Bethany, Alex and James (grandchildren), Poppy, Dec, Mick and Mike, Wendy Pilbeam (representing Audrey and Michael Bloodworth), Grace and Nigel Bullimore, Douglas Maddison, Catherine and Mick Pares.
Sympathisers included: Peter Moore, Arthur Lightfoot, Jean and Roland Galloway, Peter and Liz Marshall, Jack Elsom, Sandra Smith, Derek Flatters, Madeline and Brian Gray, Eileen Broughton (Mark and Kerry), Betty Michelson, Janet Leverton, Mr and Mrs Don Wadkin, Ray and Julie Nisbet, (Matthew), Harold and Margaret Joyce, Norman and Shirley Pawlett, Matthew and Sandra Sewell, David and Sue Olley, Brenda and John Priestley, Mr and Mrs C West (Mr and Mrs R West, Mr A West), Hugh Millson, Billy Dodd.