THE funeral of Pamela (Pam) Walton, of Qu’Appelle Residential Care Home, West Street, Bourne, took place at All Saints’ Church, Stamford, the Rev Mark Warrick officiating. Mrs Walton died at the home, aged 75.
Daughter of Albert and Gertrude Francis, she was educated at Stamford High School. Prior to qualifying as a swimming instructor, she worked for Garden News.
She passionately taught hundreds of children in the Stamford area to swim at the town’s outdoor pool and Stamford High School, and will be remembered fondly for embracing her profession with a hunger to teach and a big smile.
She leaves her children Guy, Simon and Katie.
Family mourners included: Guy and Michelle Walton, Jake, Alex and Maisie, Simon Walton, Lesley Thorpe (representing Ty), Katie and Kara Walton, Colin and Brenda Francis (Hazel Franks, Brenda Mason), Don and Ann Wright (Renee Earl), Martin and Claire Pocock, Jonathan and Caroline Gumbrell, Reg and Ann King (Chris King), Jeremy King (Allyson and Grace King), Janet Cleary, Daniel and Matthew Cleary.
Sympathisers included: John and Beryl Millichip, Mr and Mrs D Southwell (Tennant family), Joan and Bryan Benham (Jean and Dennis Tennant, Joy and Peter Harvey, Pam and David Walton), Mr and Mrs Edward Arnold, Ken Taylor and Joanne Watkins (staff and children of Stamford Junior School), Mrs Janet Watkins and Julian Watkins (family), Marie McColl (Anne-Marie Greenhagh, Nancy Alexander); Jack Madely. Judith Wilson and Andy Elliot (Stamford Endowed Schools), Michael and Shirley Jackson (Mrs Doris Rowton), Jackie and Kirsten Tudor (Jack Tudor, Paul Baines), Sean Glover (Hannah), Doris Glover (Amanda), David and Joan Sargeant (Paul, Darren, Michelle and families), Monica Miller-Williams (John Dixie). Liz Brown (Stuart, Kurt, Donna, Guy and St Gilberts School), Rita Rickett, Mrs G Neal and Mrs K Mason (Mrs M Rodgers Qu’Appelle Rest Home), Clark Sidaway (Qu’Appelle Rest Home),. Sandra and Peter Wilson (Tom and Julia McHugh, residents and staff Qu’Appelle Rest Home), Eileen and John Carlton (family), Janet Gray (Ruth Carlton), Barbara and Dennis Norman (Val and Jack Chapman), Peter Smith (Jean Smith).
Sheila Blankley (Elizabeth), Ian and Mavis Francis (George Francis, Ralph Francis, Mary and Richard Bolton, Richard and Susan Prasad and families), Maria Kyriakow (Royal Restaurant, St Pauls Street), Muriel Wragg, Hazel-Aubrey Plowman and Sandra Hughes (Nicola and David Kerr), Mrs Pauline Woodcock (Hazel Eastgate), Justine and Phil Templeman, Richard and Gerald Bradshaw, Mrs G Parsley (Mrs E Parkinson), Mrs Jean Simpson, Martin and Sylvia Bluff (family), Mrs Anne Wallace (Fred Wallace and families), Miss Maisie Scarborough.
Mr Bob Feetham (Garden News and EMAP), Phil and Jill Bee (Sarah and Paul, Stamford AFC), Ron and Daphne Jones (family).
Marigold Lamin (Henry and Aileen Marriott, Stamford Junior High School), Gwen and Devenni Taylor, Nicola Coulson, Charlotte Turner, Andrew and Mary Cantwell (family), Christine and Laura Scott (Merylyn Eggleton), Nick Smith (family), David Lewis (family), Jen and Stuart Cooper (Mr John Edwards, Shirley Mitchell and family), Julie Waterfall (Kimberley and Tiffany), Sharon Exton (Ian and Heather Exton), John and Jennifer Mason (Clare and Andrew), Robin Chamberlain, Nicola Brader, Angela Rippin, Christine Rippin (family), David Bond, Roy and Pauline Francis, Gillian and Carl Lambert.
Iris Matthews (Peter and family), Beryl Savage (family), Mrs Betty Roy, Clem and Pamela Walden (Tracey and Justin Walden), Mr and Mrs Carr (family, Mr and Mrs Emery), Grahamme Sorfleet, Jason Dixon (Mrs S Dixon and HPC Homes), Paul and Lindsey Troth (family), Paul and Barbara Thorpe (Jason, Debbie and family).
Beryl, Julie and Michael Moore, Mrs M Lambert, Eileen Towers, Jean Thompson (Peter, Adrian and Ian), Mrs Stella Ward, Jean Waterfall, Mrs Margaret Bradshaw (Colin, Mark and James Bradshaw), Mrs R Broadbent (Mr E Broadbent), Mrs G Sharp (family), David and Susan Rowton, Daphne Hill, Dudley and Barbara Potter.