The funeral service for retired carpenter and electrician, Ian Bothwell, took place at Marholm Crematorium, Maj Richard Durrant of the Salvation Army, officiating.
Mr Bothwell, of Willoughby Road, Bourne, died at Peterborough City Hospital, aged 73.
He was the son of Ronald and Gladys Bothwell, of Welling, Kent and attended the primary school at East Wickham and Welling County Secondary Boys School.
Over the years he had worked for Yeomans and Partners Ltd; British Domestic Appliances Ltd; Mount Hope Machinery Ltd; Helpston Paper Mill; Bulldog Remoulds; Christian Salveson; Autocast, Baker Perkins and Interserve.
From 1959 - 1968 he served with the RAF in Singapore, Malaya and North Luffenham. When he was in the RAF he was a keen rower. His other interests included listening to jazz and he was a black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do.
He was a member of the Salvation Army, National Trust and RSPB.
Bereaved are his widow Mary, daughter Samantha, son Neil and grandson George.
Family mourners included: Mary Bothwell (widow), Samantha Barnatt (representing George), Neil Bothwell, Keith and Jan Bothwell, Gary and Lynda Bothwell, Martin Barnatt, Caroline Eady.
Sympathisers included: Sally and John Gaddes, Sarah King, Ann Crump (Salvation Army), Kathy Taylor (Sharona Taylor), Mr and Mrs D Neal (Mrs P Batt), Peter and Gladys Rowland, Sue Dunn (Kelly and Kim Armstrong), Brian and Patricia Tuttlebee (Interserve, David and Elaine Story), Philomena Watson, Alex Watson, Annette Howard, John Lockwood, Andrew Lockwood, Terry and Tina Barnatt (Merryn and Mark Kelby, Ann and Richard Walton), Margaret Black, Robin and Angela Barnatt, Rob Peeling (family).