THE funeral of retired crane driver, John Liquorish, of Welland Close, Caldecott, took place at St John’s Church, Caldecott, the Rev Jane Baxter officiating.
Mr Liquorish died at Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, aged 80.
Son of John and Mary Liquorish, he was educated at Uppingham Central School and started his working life as a farm worker. Later he became a lorry and bus driver and finally worked for British Steel, Corby, for more than 25 years, as a crane driver.
He served his National Service from 1950 - 1952 with the Army, mainly in Egypt.
He had a keen interest in mechanical engineering which included car repairs. Before retiring he constructed his own greenhouse, garden pond and conservatory. He enjoyed all sports, particularly football, and was a keen gardener, growing his own vegetables. He also enjoyed UK driving holidays and coach trips.
Bereaved are his widow Rosemary, daughters Jennifer and Madeline and son David.
Family mourners included: Clive and Jennifer Daniels, Madeline Clarke, Mr and Mrs David Liquorish (representing Eloise), grandchildren: Elizabeth Daniels, Stacey Clarke, Gemma Clarke, Holly Clarke, Martin Clarke, Rebecca Liquorish, Jessica Liquorish. Ray and Jean Liquorish and family of Australia were represented.
Mrs Marion Graveson, Mr and Mrs J Dickinson, Mrs Caroline Heggs, Mr Stuart Graveson, Mrs Yvonne Woods, Mr Gary Sharman, Mr James Jones.
Sympathisers included: Mr Tom Sharman, Mrs Ethel Sharman (Annette, Kevin, Stephen, Val, Linda), Nick Dickinson, Hazel Keeton, Mrs Una Lemon (Barfield family), Mrs Gillian Hill, Andy Thomson, Gill Thomson, Denise Poulton, Margaret Deadman (Colin and Alan Deadman), Geoff and Elsie Sharman (Pam Brock, Jackie Chapman), Mr C Clarke, Philip and Sue Johnson (family), June Gower, Lilian Stokes (Trevor and Ronnie), Pete Lawson, Carol Lawson, Bill Hill, Janet and John Bruce, Sylvia and Rob Strachan, Mr and Mrs Eric Clarke (Mr and Mrs Nigel Clarke), John and Doreen Brown (Audrey Adams, Edyth and Mike Fisher), David and Helen Stokes, Miles Ingram, Heather Ingram, Elizabeth and Peter Smith (Charles Pykett), Trevor and Joan Baker (families), Mrs J Sharman, Pauline and Charlie McAllister (Rory and family, Sara), Dr Andrew and Mrs Mary Davidson, Dennis and Dorothy Wright.