THE funeral of retired auto electrician, Eric Pick, of Church Street, Northborough, took place at St Andrew’s Church, the Rev Dr Hilary Greison officiating. Mrs Jane Knott was organist and the Royal Artillery standard bearer was in attendance.
Mr Pick died at Peterborough City Hospital, aged 84.
Second son of the late Percy and Eva Pick, he was educated at Bourne Abbey Road Primary School and started his working life as a driver for Harveys Cattle Transporter. He served his National Service as a Lance Bombardier with the Royal Artillery and on demobilisation worked as a bus driver in Newcastle. He then moved back to Bourne where he was a driver for Salmons of Peterborough, bus driver for Eastern Counties, and driver for the London Brick Company. Finally he worked as an auto electrician for Perkins Engines where he stayed for 35 years before his retirement.
After retirement he became a volunteer at Northborough Primary School in the reception class, working as a ‘dinner lady man’, a name the children gave him. His wife Audrey was a school cook.
He always maintained a keen interest in the Royal Artillery. His other interests included football, steam trains and model railways (collecting models and restoring them to original liveries).
He leaves his widow Audrey, daughter Kate, grandchildren Neil and Michelle and five great grandchildren.
Family mourners included: Audrey Pick (widow), Kate Oglesbee, Michelle Smith, Neil and Emma Oglesbee, Adam, Jack, Callum, Phoebe-Rose Smith, Kieran Oglesbee, Les Pick, Roy Pick, Pat, Ken and Delma Pick, Jean Jackson, Sandra Pick (representing Brian Pick and Paul), Ian and Barbara Pick (family), Lorraine Jackson, Katrina Browning (family), Teresa Pick, Deborah Clarke, Richard Clark (Wendy), Robin and Joan Clark, Katie, Bill and Dorothy Wade, Eileen and Ernest Fytche (Derek and Gill Wade).
Sympathisers included: John Cran (representing Mrs J Cran), Ann Lambe (St Andrew’s Church and family), Celia Macdonald (family), Samantha Dunnett, Stewart Harvey, Poppy Geer (family), Jeff and Angela (family, Adrian), Sue Garford (Andy, Ashley and Andrea), Alec Day, Nicola and Russell, Dorothy Vickers, Mrs Evelyn Day, John Guy, Rodney Curtis, Geoff and Barbara Hemsill, Frank Owen, Derek and Ros Ward, Fran and Tom Louis, Pamela and Peter Browne, John Gribble, Gloria Kinghorn (St Andrew’s Church), Mr and Mrs B Harford, Mrs Jossie Rodgers (Gordon Rodgers), Tony and Leslie Cooke (Simone and Darren), Claire Cappitt (John, Elizabeth and Adrian), Ruth Maltby (family), Polly Beasley, Sheila, (family), Keith and June Dew (Barbara Gudgin), Gordon and Mavis Oglesbee, Mr and Mrs Naylor, Bryan Wand, John and Christine Dadge, Eunice Hinson (Hinson and Cobley families), Pauline Jex, Dave and Pat Roberts (Malcolm Oglesbee), Mick Rust, Cliff Bain, Phil and Sue Rhodes, Mick and Pam White, Eileen and Ernest Fytche, Ruth and Brian McKie, Grace Cross, Steve Chessman, June and Bill Kirk, Joan Layen (Harry Tate), Brian and Julie Dalhousie (Michael and Sarah), Peter Haycock, R Fendley, Prof Lawrence Haydock, Mandy and Lucy Barber (Amos Barber), Paul Field (Debbie, Katie and Libby), Adrian and Sonia Layen and family, Peter Kemp (Sheilah and Pauline and Northborough Primary School), John and Janet Sharpe, Wendy Richards, Shirley Searle, Denise and Tony Baxter, Mr and Mrs Wardhaugh, Caroline Grainger, Karen Cooper, Caroline and Simon Osborne, Mr and Mrs R Tappenden (family), Mr and Mrs C Lummis (family), Stanley Easter, Mr and Mrs I Bedwell (family), Mrs M Lipscombe, Alan Lipscombe, Mrs D Jucha (family).