THE funeral service for Leslie Fowler, of Hazeland Steading, Morton, took place at St John the Baptist Church, Morton, the Rev David Creasey officiated and Eileen Palmer was organist. Cremation at Marholm followed.
Mr Fowler died at his home aged 63.
Son of Edward and Georgina Fowler, he was educated at Rippingale and Morton Primary Schools, and Bourne Secondary School. On leaving school he became an agricultural worker for Dolby and Geoff Hyde and worked there until he retired in 1999. In 2000 he set up his own very successful business as a general maintenance worker.
He was a member of the Five Bells crib team and Bourne and Stamford Bridge Clubs. He enjoyed metal detecting and was a member of Lincs Search Society and Oxford Blues Metal Detecting Club, and was also a member of Edenham and District Farmers’ Discussion Group.
He loved holidays, particularly cruises and also watching Formula 1 racing with his wife Sue, who he had been married to since 1970.
Mourners included: Sue Fowler (widow), Bernard Fowler, Teddy and Isabel Fowler (representing David Kidd, Mollie and Lily Kidd), Viv, Robert and Alastair Moody, Emma Lynch, Dale, Debbie and Megan Marshall (Penny Marshall), Marcus Fowler and Tonia Fowler (Zara and Niamh Fowler), Denise and Tony Baxter, Sarah Baxter (Samuel, Jose and Luke, Clare Baxter (Jake), David Sherwin, Janet and Keith Watson, Adrian and Julie Watson, Sally Watson, Nicholas Watson, Melanie Foster, Shelagh and Andrew Pickering, Jon Pickering, Sian Ball, Jamie Pickering and Jo Moore, John and Maureen Richards, Ashleigh Richards, Katie Hobbs, Christine Ayliff (Chris Thompson), Nicola and Erwin Ayliff, Tim and Glenda Ayliff (Charlotte and James), Simon and Caroline Ayliff, Andy and Sam Fryer (Tom and Nathan, Ben and Rachel Jackson and family), Lauren Woodward, Alan Woodward, Deanna Kidd, Shaun, Bev, Daniel and Shani Kidd, Stephen and Susan Kidd (Matthew, Rachael and Charlotte), Ian, Rachael, Jack and Georgie Kidd (Margaret Clark), Jenny Fowler (Robert, Luisa and family), Danny and Shelley Fowler (Courtney and Mollie), Donna, Stuart and Danielle Claydon (Jordan, Charlie and Ashley), B Beeken (Jonathan, Nat and Sian).
Sympathisers included: Geoffrey and Audrey Hyde, Brian and Claire Hyde (Thomas Hyde), Neville Mason (Carole), Brenda Hammond, Stewart Chester (Dianne and Bertha Chester), Susan Grange (David Grange, Amanda and Samantha), Ken Taylor, Bill and Sheila Ewles, Michael Ewles (M J and J M Ewles and family), Bim Bellamy and Irene, Brian Blackbourn (Phil and Ted), Pat and Roger Cox (Lincs Search Society), Richard Bainbridge (John Byfor), Adam Goy, Mark and Bridget Green (Tom and Anne), Mary Dixie, Sue Beevers (Brenda Gottelier), Ken Morris, J Canwell (Bourne Bridge Club), Jean Harwood, Kathleen Newbold, Jenny Rodgers (Ken Rodgers), John and Mary Richardson, Mark Richardson (Jo-Anne Richardson), Sarah Scott (James Scott), David Taylor, Margaret Smith, Chris and Sarah Godfrey (John and Lyn Viner), John Wade, Mrs J Wade, Nev Taylor, Rick Hall, Peter Hulme, Gill Jackson (John Cooper, Caroline Hempstead), Brian Hyde (Chris Bustance), John Wade (Edenham and District Farmers’ Discussion Group), Jean and Ray Williams (family), Lionel and Sheila Butler, Mrs D Goodliffe (Bob and Mrs B Wilcox), Steve Mason (Mick Mason), David and Pauline Exton, Hazel and Aimee Latter, Mrs S Smith (Kathleen and Richard Goode), Mrs D Smith (Frank and Kevin Smith), Keith and Eileen Berry, Charles and Pat Friend, Anne Hall (Nicholas Hall), June Simmons (Craig and Tom and Roger), S Taylor, Candy Pellett (district nurses), Wendy Reynolds, Dot Magur, Beryl Grange, Brian and Mary Scotney (Rippingale Friendship Club), Les Brown (family), John Rollings (June), Rodney Fowler (Jim Yarwell, Faith Taylor), Fiona Creasey, Betty Reet (Bourne and District Crib League, New Inn Crib Team), Stacy Latter, Louise Cocks, Murray MacDonald, Allan McPherson, Margaret Durno, Barbara Durno (Dick and family), B Stoker (Alma Glover), Alan Clare, Jimmy Jackson, Paul Double (Stamford Bridge Club), Eric and Lynn Wyer, Barbara Stoker (Brian and Grace Stutely), Paul Boothman, John and Pat Ellington (Terry Parker, Margaret Ellington, Wendy and Alan Stonebridge), Kym Ellington (Linda and Laura), Klair and Chris Hammond, Norma Lees (family, Blackbourn family), Ellen Thorold, Mrs M Cottam (Needham family), Pastor David and Rosie Hughes, Phillip and Debbie Dams and Renee, Geoff McQueen, Lesley Laurance (Wally Laurance and family), Mrs S Leverton (Mr A Leverton), Geg and Ruth Atter, Bridget and John Coster (family), Stephen Copley (Julie Copley and Myers family), Dick Latter (Tina Binns), Jenny Gray (Margaret Blythe), Alan Gray (Robert Gray, Mick and Barbara Smith, L Taylor), Chris and Peter Austin, John Cottingham, Sharon and family), Keith and Gillian Hudson, Kenneth and Joan Davis, Robert and Alison Kelk, Anne and Philip Taylor, Christine and Michael Rollings, Henry Louth (Jean and Paul), John and Stella Clark (Clark Engineering, Terence), Wally and Betty Wright, Dennis Glover (David), D Turton, Leah Partridge (Bourne Cribbage League, George and Dragon crib team), Neville Wass (Ossy and Sylvia Wass), Stephanie Wass (Toni and Gary Rawlinson of Cyprus, Jamie and Michelle Tyler), Mr and Mrs Cecil Taylor (family and Megan), Ian Windsor (family), Lisa Sandy (Lee and William Sandy, Jane Taylor), Robin and Kathy Taylor (Pat and Alan Burlton), Roy and Sue Wilson; Freda Coptcoat, Pamela Garrard (Bourne Bridge Club), Joan Ebling, Dorothy Alexander, Tony Burke, Angela Burke (Bourne Bridge Club), Marianne and Graham Robinson, Bob Leyland (Stamford Bridge Club), P Pennyfather (Bourne Bridge Club), Dave and Alison Bailey, Brian Lawrance (family), Mark and Caroline Tudor, Wendy Bell, Donna Sharp, Adrian and Melanie Atkins, Michelle Atkins (Jake and Joel Senior), Justine Atkins (Damian and Amelia Addison), Vern and Roma Davis and Ceinwen (Colin and Katrina Tyler).