The funeral of Eric Cook, formerly of Casterton Road, Stamford, took place at All Saints’ Church, Stamford, the Rev M Warrick officiating.
Eric died at the Red House Nursing Home, Emlyn Street, Stamford, aged 70.
He was the third son of four children born to Frank and Olive Cook and he attended St John’s School, and Bluecoat School, Stamford.
On leaving school he took up an apprenticeship with Clarke and Belton, as a painter and decorator, which he enjoyed for a number of years, he then ran his own bookmakers business for a while. Later he changed direction and worked at RAF Wittering as a maintenance worker for many years, until his retirement.
Eric was a member of many clubs, groups and churches in Stamford and made many friends in different parts of the community.
Bereaved are his brother Frank and sister Ann.
Family mourners included: Frank Cook, Ann and Jim Spence, Amy Kading (representing Jan), Rachel and James Green, David Spence, Hazel Cook (Richard and Doreen Cook), Alison Cook and Colin Holmes, Peter Cook (Susan Cook), Martyn Cook (Jacky), Sylvia and David Hider (Allan, Claire, Lloyd and Luke), Angela and Richard Mitchell, Leigh, Lauren, Robert and Hannah Mitchell, Stephen Cook, Sue Bates, David Cook, Adri Cook (Brian and Pat Moore), Christopher Cook (Jennifer and Vernon), Mary Abrahams (Steve and Sally Abrahams and family, Caroline Gorman and family), David and Queenie Frisby and family, Diane and Roger Jones, Sue Bohea (Bernard Bohea, Simon Bohea, Michael Pearson and family), Kay Cook (Kalee and Karis, Healey family).
Sympathisers included: Mr and Mrs E Spence, Antonia Caponigro, Tom Polkey, Kath Egan (Emlyns Gardens), Marie Waldram (Mary Thomas, Chatterton), Stephen Perry (June and John Perry), Meg Cox (John Cox, Alison and Christopher), Wendy Phillips (Sylvia Jupp), Terry Dixon, Brian Smith, Mrs S Woodthorpe, Margaret Moore (John and Derek Moore), Evelyn Pickard (Barn Hill Open Door), Judith and Maurice Wade (Methodist Church), Nancy Coulson-Drain (SSS HQ RAF Wittering), Rodger Giddings, D Sargeant, C Cartwright, Norman and Marion Mews (Paul and Alison Jugovic), Joan Keenan (CSRF), Robert and Julie MacMenemey (Keith Payne), Mrs B Downs, Julie Barlow (Peter Breakell, Ian Barlow, Lauren Barlow), Mr and Mrs R Middleton, Rev Charles West-Sadler (Thursday Club, St Augustine’s RC Church), Ms F Woods, Nina Duffy (David Nalson), Beth Smith, Kathleen Eymur, Marie Hare, Mrs P Patrick (St Augustine’s Thursday Club), Helen Carmichael, Hendrina Ellis (Stamford Walking Group), Diane Wrigley (David Wrigley), Margaret Grebby, A Holdsworth, William Ramm, Julie Couzens, Cynthia Williams (chairman, Stamford Blind Club), Tom Nix, Miss June Kettle, Mr and Mrs Ken Wootton (United Reform Church), Susan Sandall (Barn Hill Open Door), Josie Bull, Roger Ing (Margaret Davies), David and Barbara Field (Sharp family and friends), June Tomlinson, Michael Tomlinson, Stuart and Daisy Temple (Stamford Historical Society), Sheila Blankley (Elizabeth), Jane Calderin (Kath Heyden-Dale, Chris Church Day Centre), Brenda Hopkins, Sue Cox, Elaine Ward (Stamford Carers, Vera Davies, Sheila Halliday-Pegg, Molly Haigh), Monica Williams and John Dixie (Maureen and Gordon Matthews, Stamford Carers), Florence Woodman (Cynthia Pickering), Mrs J Beal (CS Club), Barbara Smith, Gerald Ashford (Stamford Civil Service Fellowship), Sheila Wolfenden, Diane Jackson (Brian Jackson, Well Barn Hill Methodist Church), Janet Broadhurst (Eddie Janet), Peter Robinson, Shirley Glover, Jen Birch (Jan Jarvis, Sylvia Bailey), James and Margaret Body, Mike Tilley, Rev May Lloyd (Stamford Free Church), Janet Racklyeft, Peggy Ritter, Clary Chapman, John and Dorothy Chambers, Jenny Nicholls, Margaret Green (Betty Garrett, Stamford Free Church), Mrs V Aylin, Mrs P Halliwell, Amy Munton, Sybil Wright, Derek Twells (Mr and Mrs Twells), Monica Berry, Susanne Green, Kevin Troop (secretary, Stamford Blind Club), Diane Lane (Rose Lane, Ian and Trevor), Gwyn Ward (Stamford Health Walkers), Mary Davies (Stamford Tourist Information), Terry Cornell, Gwen and Devenni Taylor (Kings Mill Youth Club).