Obituary: Gertrude Pollard

Gertrude Pollard

THE funeral service for Gertrude (Trudy) Pollard, of Taylor House, Uppingham, took place at Uppingham Parish Church, Canon Rachel Watts officiating.

Trudy died at Peterborough City Hospital, aged 89.

She was the daughter of Clifford and Ethel Price and worked as an usherette at Uppingham Cinema before working in a chip shop, at A Wills factory and finally at Uppingham School.

She served with the WRAF during the Second World War working on barrage balloons and repairs on Lancaster bombers.

A member of the Church of England, she played whist and was a member of the whist league. She also enjoyed playing bingo, and watching cricket and horse racing.

Widow of James Pollard, she leaves her daughter Giva and son John.

Family mourners included: Giva and Andy Laird, John and Joy Pollard, Justin Laird (grandson), Mandy Laird, Andrea and Derrick Rhodes (granddaughter), Holley Laird (granddaughter), Carl Jolly, Jamie and Di Pollard (grandson), Jason Pollard (grandson), great grandchildren: Natalie Laird, Ryan Laird, Keano Rhodes, Holly Rhodes, Ella Pollard; Amelia and Eliza Jolly, Mrs Gwen Thomas, Sheila Woodhouse (representing Mr and Mrs David and Cathy Storey and family), David Hodges (Mrs Connie Hodges), Mrs Mary Thomas (family), Mr Cyril Griffiths and family, Mrs Iris Pollard, Mrs Margaret Turner, Mrs Jane Dorman (Mr Colin Dorman and family), Sally and Robert Puck (Marie and family).

Sympathisers included: Alan Dickerson (representing Philippe Larrocae, The Crown), Sammy and Pat Davies, Peter Thorpe and Ella (Nicola, Ingrid and Lynn Thorpe), Paul Thorpe (Barbara, Lesley and Jason Thorpe), Mrs Margaret Turner, Ingrid Williamson (Silver Fish Bar), Mrs Cissie Schulz, Mrs Val Dalby (Gerrard Court Community Centre), Glenice Barr (Janet Christian), Charlie and Sue Dalby (Chris Bright), Christine Pilgrimn, Janice Marston (Cliff Marston, Nina Tilley, Evelyn and John Bearne), Robert Baines and family, Jane Pickering, Gloria Saddington (Kath Buzzard, Steve, Anne and Alison), Carol Thorpe and family (Paul Smith), Mrs V Dawson, Janet Rochead (Mrs D Rochead, Mr D Rochead), Kath and Ron Orson (Gill and Simon Gamston), Pat Saunders, Paul Green (Olive Dorman), T Dalby (Anne and family), Nigel Rose, Ted Redhead, Gary Wright (Silver Fish Bar), Walter and Helen Scott (family), Angela Gregg (family), Jeanette Smith (Julie Waddington, Hazel Barnett), Lesley Abbott, Stuart Drummond (Tessa Drummond), Francis and Herbert Knight (Eddie Knight and family), Steve Knight (Evelyn and John Bearne), Mr and Mrs Dalby, Tracy, David, Thomas, Robert and William Johnson, Mrs P Buxton and family, Sandra Kneale and Tom Johnson (Mr and Mrs Johnson), Ray and Angela Hathaway (Julie Murphy).

Sheila (Peter), Vera Jones, Teresa and Phil Nixon and family (Marianne Stafford, Paul Saddington), Michael and Anne Brambini, Brenda Stride and family (Gladys Smith), Sheila Culpin (Michael, Julie and all at Culpins, S Bilsdon), Francis Bent (Mona Chapman), Lilian and Jim Gray (Freda Woods), Linda Cullen (Frank Clutterbuck, Heather Jolly, Stuart Jolly), Roy Collins, Dorothy Flower, Margaret Anderson (Francis Bignall), Mike Gray and Iris Pollard (Lorraine Diane and Julian), Carol Aliton, Jeff, Sue, Kelly and Jason Mann, Glynn Owen (Martin Newsagents), Daphne Thomas (Mr and Mrs C Thomas), Jean Gilson (Bill Gilson), Robert and Christine Ellingworth, Rita Snodin (Francis Britnell), Paul Hern, Robin Schlich (Heather Schlich), Liz Shillcock (Gordon Shillcock, Carole Smith), Ashley Dawe (Hilary and Henry Dawe, Uppingham School).

Pip Dexter, Violet Rotherham and Amanda Roberts (Luke Craig, Adam Roberts), Elaine Woodhead (St John and St Anne), Susan Spilner, warden (residents of Taylor and Bonner House), Bobby Chamberlain (Charity St John and St Anne Trustees), Jean Flaxman (Tom and Marcell Busby), Pamela and George Large (Larry Stattam), Dorine Warren (Margaret Dickinson), Alastair and Jacqui Salt (Salt and Wade families, Rod Marshall), Alf and Sheila Barnett, Mary Holmes, Josie Fruin (Andrew and Alison), Betty Bent and Pauline Taylor (Nina Tilley, Barbara Day), Charles Mason (Fred Mason, Karen Merrick), June Hamblin and family, Jane Dorman (Sally and Robert Pusch, Marie and family, Colin, Tracey and family, Josh and Nathan Pusch).