Obituary: Heather Lawrence

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Heather Lawrence

HEATHER Lawrence, of Essex Road, Stamford died at her home.

She was the younger daughter of the late Mr and Mrs G Green, proprietor of The Chocolate Shop, where the Halifax Building Society now stands.

Educated at Stamford High School, she married in 1954 and spent some time in Aden and later Germany with her RAF husband.

On being widowed, Heather returned to Stamford and was employed at Stamford Hospital for 29 years, as secretary to the laundry manager. On retirement she worked for several years at Stamford Arts Centre coffee shop.

Heather had many hobbies and interests, including Scottish country dancing, of which she was a RSCDS fully certificated teacher, and taught a class in Peterborough for many years, as well as belonging to the Stamford class. She was a member of Stamford U3A and several of its sub-groups. She also enjoyed bowling, ballroom dancing, reading and writing poetry. Her family meant a lot to her and she would frequently write a poem commemorating an important family event.

Heather leaves her daughter, Sandra Marnoch and grandson Ross Marnoch.

The funeral service took place at Marholm Crematorium, Canon Haydn Smart officiating.

Family mourners included: Sandra and Paul Marnoch, Ross Marnoch, Pamela and Russell Hadman, Julie and Fred Taylor, Anne Winter (representing Neil Winter), Amy Urquhart Winter (Andrew Urquhart Winter, Grace and Ella), Joy Winter, Andrew Winter.

Sympathisers included: Thelma Story (Tom Story, Glenda Parsley), John Story (Suzy Story), Pat Gallagher (Kevin Gallagher), Betty Sims, Maureen Rennie, Joan Benjaman (U3A Strathspey), Peggy Brown (Hilary Christiansen), Ken and Mima MacKellar (Pat MacKenzie), David and Adele Treasure (Sharon and Brian Bird, Lil Marchant), Dawn Edwards (Steve, Jolene and Nicholas), Sue Glitherow (Arts Centre coffee shop), Ann Rodgers, Liz Murphy, Julia and Peter Walker, Mike and Mary Thompson, Joyce and Derek Cox and Sheila Robinson (Stamford Scottish Dancing), Joan Green (Carol and Sandy Wilson), Jack and Mary Adkin, Colin and Nip Helstrip, Christine Wilson (Jonathan Wilson, Stamford Scottish Country Dancing), Michael Bloodworth, Christine Soames, Tim Soames.