AUBREY Plowman, of East Street, Stamford, died at his home after a long illness, aged 81.
A Stamfordian, he was the son of Leslie and Florence Plowman, one of five children, and was educated at St Michael’s School, Stamford.
His working life began as an apprentice electrician with Stamford Electric Company. After doing National Service, he joined Harry Palmer’s electrical business, and then became manager for Feetham Electrical Contractors.
In the early 60s he started his own business, P K Maintenance, working on large housing projects for Jelson Builders. Many local people will remember his professional approach in any work he carried out.
His son, Ian, joined him in business and he was proud to say he worked until he was 79.
Aubrey was widowed in 1958, when his first wife Vilma died suddenly, leaving him with two small children.
In 1975 he married Hazel and spent the rest of his life living in Stamford.
He loved Stamford and was for some years an active member of Stamford Survey Group.
He was also a keen antique dealer, and for many years Aubrey and Hazel were regulars on the Antique Fair circuit.
A much loved husband, father, granddad and great granddad, he will be greatly missed.
The funeral service took place at Marholm, the Rev Ian Browne officiating.
Family mourners included: Hazel Plowman (widow), Ian Plowman and Sue Compton, Lorraine and Ray Grahame, Michael and Sandra Hughes, Dennis and Joyce Plowman, Nicky, Mark and Jamie Booth (representing Hollie), Sarah and Nathan Collins, Connor Young (Abby and Kai), Emily and Andy Eastman, James Grahame, Chantelle Ahmed, Nicola and Dave Kerr, Barry and Ewan Hughes (Broc and Bron), Nina Hughes, Brian O’Connor and family, Martin O’Connor and family, Jean Waterfall (Val Strickley), Tim and Wendy Waterfall, Mick Strickley and family, David Strickley and family, Andy and Sue Strickley, John Lilley, Paul Lilley (Patricia, Linda and Anna), Tony Lilley, Anita Trowell (Mark Evans).
Sympathisers included: Grahame Jackson, Noel and June Chatwin, Chris Healey, Rose Welford, Jeff Dale (Margaret, Fiona and Emma), Tricia Barrett (Kenton, Briany and Elana), Nadine Bentley (Jeff, Jenny and Stephany), Nigel Wilson, Richard Compton (Linda, Amy, Steven and Darren), Dave and Liz Windsor, Kate Walton, Len Boyden, Dave and Ann Turner.