THE funeral of Bruce McAllen, of Harrington Street, Bourne, took place at Bourne Abbey Church, the Rev Peter Lister officiating. Cremation at Grantham followed.
Mr McAllen died at Peterborough City Hospital, aged 79.
Born in Leicester he attended Leicester Grammar School and worked as a painter and decorator before becoming a housing inspector for Bourne Urban District Council and South Kesteven District Council.
He served his National Service with the Army and civil defence.
For 17 years he served as a volunteer with St John Ambulance. He enjoyed watching wild life and nature programmes on TV and was a keen follower of Leicester City Football Club.
A beloved husband and father, he leaves his widow Margaret and sons Peter, Stuart, Andrew and Shaun.
Family mourners included: Margaret McAllen, Peter, Stuart, Andrew and Shaun McAllen, daughter-in-laws Elaine, Kathy and Joy; grandchildren Lee, Kelly, Nikki, Carrie, Lynsey, Liam, Charli and Matthew; great grandchildren Daniel, Olivia, Gracie, Darcy and Lila. Mrs Jane Chapman, Reg and Pauline Neal, Phyllis and Ivan Skinner, Sue Rose, Jim Swift, John and Sharon Machin, Anthony and Emma Machin, Maurice and Barbara Minns, Christopher Minns, Deborah, Richard and Adam Bates, Tracy and Daniel Jenkins, Stan Ridley, Peter Rose, Sarah, Bruce and Oliver Sherwin, David and Sue Olley, Sue, Tony, Christopher and Mark Hill, Richard, Lucy and Isaac Hallam, Louise Mac Aguera, Castilla and Alexander and Evie, Brian Cooper, Jean Stringer, Francis Cooper, Julian, Kirsty, Aisling and Amber Cooper, Sandra Machin, Mick Strange, Michael Machin, Christopher and Sarah Machin, Jonathon Machin, Carrie Ann Watson, Natasha Nicholls, Daisy Machin, Yvonne McAllen, Del Lee, Evelyn Campbell, Peter Bagworth, Joan Holmes, Sam (representing Cunnington family), John, Adam and Lisa Cunnington.
Sympathisers included: Mr Alec Prentice, Bill and Joan Clark (Ivan Clark), John and Hazel Batstone, John and Mary Hercock, Edith Lockwood, John Lockwood (Peter and Andrew Lockwood), Sandra Rodgers (Karl Rodgers), Dawn Brown, John Dean (Carolyn Dean), Dave and Carley Courton, Pauline Matthews, Trevor and Angela Beer (Ivan (Pop) Mason), Michael and Leigh Jackson and family, Barry and Ruby Jackson and family, Dot Thorley, and family (Caroline Hercock, John and Linda Pateman), Charles McLean (Lynne McLean), A Perkins (Darren Hill), Adam Goy, Glyn Gwilliam, Johnny Hill (Dean Mason).
Ken Exton (Kate), Dennis Wallhead, Mick and Anne Bannister, Mr Keith Hunt, Malcolm and Phyliss Wyer (Steven and Elaine), Mr and Mrs B Parish (Gary and George), Mrs E Day (family) Andy Jackson, Mr Phil Cooke (Sheila, Mavis and family), Ken Davidson (Babs and Kenny Davidson), Tony and Linda Dawson (Carl and Jayne Robins), Stanger; Michael Butcher, Stephen Pullinger and Shaun Oliver (St John Bourne), Charlie and Bev Mitchell, John Templeman, Paul Durham (Mary), Chris Ablewhite (Wendy Kelby, Mrs M Ablewhite).