Obituaries: Dena Brown

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The funeral of Dena Brown, of Holly Drive, Bourne, took place at Marholm Crematorium.

A thanksgiving service followed at Bourne Abbey Church, Father Peter Lister officiating.

Dena bravely battled ovarian cancer for the last three years and died at Peterborough City Hospital following a short stay.

She leaves her widower, Richard, to whom she had been married to for 45 years, sons John, Richard Edward and David and her 91 year old mum and sisters Jean, Ann and Pat.

Family mourners in-cluded: Richard Brown (widower), John Brown, Richard Edward and Lisa Lomas-Brown, David Brown and Carol Mills-Joslin, Jessie Brudenell, Ros Brudenell, Juliet and Tom Cobley, Leslie Brown and Lib, Dawn Alvey, Simon Brown, Vivian Brown, Warwick and Jason Roberts, Kenneth Brown and Sheila, Dena Watson (mother), Jean and Roy Harvey, Kevin and Julie Harvey, Tracey McDonald, Darren Harvey, Rebecca Harvey and Simon Ayres, Ann and Paul Lay, Paul and Kath Kirkland, Pat and Graham Southwell, Diana and Graham Feegan.

Sympathisers included: Peter Squires (representing Burghley Centre shops, Pam McPherson, Margaret Burkitt, Barbara Schofield, Jean Osborne, Mary Rodgers, Denise Stokes, Julie Spratt, Lorraine Kelby and Co-op Bourne), Liz Thorold (Chris Thorold and GP Services), Lesley Spencer (Bill Spencer), Janet Stubbs, Mrs Herd (Mr Herd), Jeanette Handley, Christine Parker, J Mitchell, Maria Sears (Sue Olver, Tracy Bell, Liz Reynolds, Miranda Thomas, Jackie Gibb, John Borrill), Jo and Ziggy Poberezniuk, Emma Stevenson (Mr and Mrs M Stevenson, Mr and Mrs J Fildew), Glenda Ayliff (Tim Ayliff).

Brian and Carol Lound, Josie Notley, Peter and Margaret Barber, Sally Leaton (Mr and Mrs Richard Roberts), Trisha Farmer (Alan Farmer and family), Mr G McQueen, Pam and David Larkinson, Sue Templeman, Pat Kaufman (Peter Kaufman, Jonathan and family), Janet Eyre, Alan Walters, Kay and Peter Henderson, Sue Smith (Alan Smith and Wands), Buster Roberts, Jean and John Popple, Marlene and John Banks, Mr T Handley (Mrs M Handley), Colin and Gill Stamford (Julie and Jayne), Terry and Ann Berridge, Mrs J Delaine-Smith.

Maggie Snowden (John Snowden and family), Margaret Tilley (Alan and family), Mary Lister, Margery Rodgers (Gwen Neal), Pat Haynes (Tony Sharples, Angela Andrew), Sandra Wilson (Peter), Ian Lomas, Val Lomas, Shannan Bailey, Lynn and Tyler (Bailey), Beryl, Geoff and Sharon Wright, Mags Avis (Mags Wye), Val Palmer, Ann and Fred Mills, Michelle Harris, Robert Peeling, Jean Osborn (Alison Thomas), Pat and Clive Walker (Debbie Gibson and girls), Spencer Dobson (Hayley, Jasmine, Macy and Dexter), Heather Budd (family), Pauline Dickenson (Garran, Haydn, Pauline Dickenson), Sue Casey (Ben Casey, Dee and Brian Ayliff), Allison Johns (Bill Johns family and Jenny Gout), Mark Gibson, James Joyce (Harold and family),