THE funeral of Robin (Bob) Harwood, 81, of Southfields, Bourne, took place at Abbey Church, Bourne, Father Peter Lister officiating.
Educated at Sharston Secondary Modern School, Wythenshawe, Manchester, he was the son of the late Jasper and Edith Harwood.
He served with the Royal Navy as a stoker mechanic on HMS Ark Royal, HMS Ocean and HMS Orwell. He was also a former youth leader in Hyde, Liverpool, and Leicester and landlord of the Six Bells, Witham on the Hill.
A family man, he was a keen supporter of Manchester United. He had interest in all sports and enjoyed fishing and playing the Lottery.
He leaves his widow Margaret and daughter Zoe.
Family mourners included: Margaret Harwood (widow), Zoe and Dave Wilson, Zoe and Stephen Lee, Robert Wilson, Kerry Atkinson and Charlie, Luke and Kyle, Matthew Harwood and family, Mack, Megan and Jaydon Harwood, Julie and David Mason, Alan, Janette and Emma Candush, Barbara Wood, Anne Welburn, Richard and Julie Welburn, Kenny and Caroline Harwood, Wendy, Peter and Charlotte Bowker.
Sympathisers included: Margaret and Maurice Blackman, Shirley Sandall (representing family), Mick, Diane and Catherine Walgate, John Saunders, Tonya Orvis (Gavin McMillan and family), Toni and Rachel (The Nags Head), Edna Rose (Rita, Cheryl and Lynsey), David and Jo Stimson (Abigail), Debra McMillan (Ross McMillan), Penny Orvis (family), Jane Clark (Bob and family), Dave Palmer (Blaby and Whetstone Boys Club), Laura Brooks (Audrey Bloodworth), Neil and Roy Machin, Neville and Barbara Johnson, Sm Hn Johns and Mrs M Johns), John Corner (RNA), Sheila Stubley, Joyce Carrott, Freda Rear and John, Stephen Knipe (Witham on the Hill Cricket Club), Richard Bentley (Witham Wackers, Nick Fawcett, Richard Hartley), Warwick Banks, Mark Woodruff (Bob Lee, family, Melbourn darts leagues), Richard and Belinda King (Zoe, Matthew and Tyler Green), Karen Parsons (Chris Parsons, P Winterton, K Winterton, Yvonne Sandall), Mr S Osborne (Mr Arthur Stanford), Mrs Joy Osborne (S Bentley), Ted Hayford (RNA Bourne), Susan Smith, Hannah Aaron (Carers CCC), Mrs Eileen Bird, Claire Cork, Nobby Middleton (RNA), Alan Jones (RNA), Alan Pawlet (RNA), Kathleen Brewster; Christopher Iliffe and Geoffrey Brewster (New Parks Boys Club), Bill and Sheila Watkin.