THE funeral of Marshall Hulse, of Castle Rise, Belmesthorpe, took place at Marholm Crematorium, Deacon Charles West-Sadler officiating.
Mr Hulse, a bachelor, died at his home after a brave fight against cancer, aged 68.
Born in Birmingham he was educated at the local Catholic schools and became an apprentice at Cadbury’s where he continued to work while completing his studies to qualify as a teacher.
Marshall then moved to Derbyshire College, where he taught for a number of years, before moving to Stamford, where he worked for South Kesteven District Council as a building inspector, until his retirement.
He travelled extensively throughout the world particularly in the 1970s and could tell of the many exotic and interesting places he had visited in remote areas.
A keen sportsman, he played badminton, golf, bowls and tennis, the latter for the county up to the diagnoses of his illness, being a member of Ryhall Bowls Club and Stamford Indoor Bowls Club, Toft Golf Club, Rock Tennis Club and Ketton Tennis Club.
Marshall will be sadly missed by his many friends.
Sympathisers included: Neville Adamson, Stephen Banks (representing Elizabeth Banks), Christine Bearne (Peter Bearne), Raymond Bills, Andy and Heather Bird (Ray Harvey, Alf Charlton), Gorden Bloodworth, Margaret Bloxham (Gordon Buntin), Judy and Tony Boswell, Louise Bradley, Val Brown (Ted Brown), Neville Burnett, Rod and Scilla Campbell, Sharon Carr, David Chappel, Jeannette Chisholm (community nurses and St Barnabas Hospice), Peter Combridge (Stamford Badminton Club), Margaret Dair (Anne Barrett, Carlby Walkers), Sid and Margaret Dalby (Jill and Derek Veasey), Arthur Dethick (Gary Green), Joe Durno, Elaine Elding (Gordon Trowel), Nick Ellson (Claire Ellson), James Everitt (Bridget Everitt), Roger Everson (Andy Brown, Ian Bedwell, Graham Hughes), Tony Fenn (Marlene Fenn), Molly, Jonathan and Claire Flint (Jenni Achurch), Joan Francies, John Freear, Lisa Gauci (Caroline Simpson).
Barbara Gibson, Guy Gilman (Yvonne Gilman), Bob Gore, Joe Grimer, David Harrison, Colin and Margaret Harrison, John and Sarah Jane Harvey, Jean and Tony Hayre, Peter Henderson, Denis and Stella Henshaw, Megan Hill (Maurice Hill, Rosemary and Michael Wilson), David and Denise Hill, May Hodget (Betty Velham), Peter and Jeanette Holmes, David Howarth (Peter and Lorna Banks), David Hudson (Alf Charlton), David Ingham, Phil Jacklin (Stamford Town Bowls Club), Don and Dorothy Jackson, Brian and Diane Jackson (Gillian Anderson, Robin Jackson, Peter Cozens), Jim Jameson, Howard and Anne Jones, David Jones, Chris Jones, Walley Kettle, Derek King, Dennis Kirk (Trevor Kirk), John and Sue Knight, Roy Lewis.
John Lewis, Jack Madeley, Douglas Main (Stamford Tennis Club), John Mears, Phil Miller, Sue Monson, Rob Mowbrook (former work colleagues), Kate Neal, Pamela Oldreive, Brian Patman (Colin Kerrison), Colin and Liz Pearce (Kevin Greenfield, Clive Gray), Tony Pearce-Smith, Mike and Maureen Paulson, Alan Richardson.
Bob and Maureen Robertson, Harry Robinson, Alan and Barbara Romaine, Vi and Denis Seward, David Sharpe, Roger and Heather Shead, John Shillingford, Colin and June Spence (Ryhall Bowls Club and neighbours), Paul Stark, Stuart and Daisy Temple, Ronald Tilley (family, Ketton Health Walking Group), Shirley Tuffnell, Mr and Mrs Lionel Tupholme, Dr Nigel Turnbull, Sally Vincent (Spire Homes), Larry Waldram (Marie Waldram, Stamford Bowls Club), Neil Wallingford, Mick Wallis, Bob and Carol Walters, Len and Doreen Waybourn (Mr and Mrs M Harvey), John Westcombe (James Westcombe).
Jim and Angela Wheeler (Sara Vergette), Edward and Helen Whitfield (Harriet May), Jim Wildish, Tony Windsor, Ian and Cicely Winterton, Lesley Wood, Harry Woolford, Carl Wright (Carlby Bowls Club), David Wynne, Carl and Gerry Zimmerman (John Kirkman, Peter Spencer, Toft golf seniors, Wally and Anne Knox, Peter Slowey), Aubrey and Caroline (Staff at Bluebell, Belmesthorpe), David and Elizabeth Frobisher.