Obituary: George Scotney

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George Scotney

AFTER a short but aggressive illness, George (Nobby) Scotney, of Park Close, King’s Cliffe, died as was his wish, at his home, with his family by his side.

Son of James and Florence Scotney, Nobby, as he was known, lived all his life in King’s Cliffe the village he loved. Educated at King’s Cliffe Endowed School he served his National Service in Hong Kong where he formed friendships that spanned more than 50 years. In his younger days he played football for King’s Cliffe and was a member of King’s Cliffe Ex-Servicemen’s Club, where up until recent months he would enjoy a Saturday night drink with his mates.

Nobby worked for the Forestry Commission for most of his career where he could pursue his love of nature and the great outdoors. He was a keen gardener, and also loved listening to Country and Western music, especially Foster and Allen. He enjoyed crosswords and word searches and taking trips with Christine his wife of 52 years.

Nobby loved spending time with his family and enjoyed family parties. However, as was his personality he hated to be the centre of attention, but would simply enjoy just sitting quietly with a pint watching the younger ones having fun.

A beloved husband to Christine, a lovely dad to Andrew and Nicky and a very proud granddad to Adam, Charlotte and Matthew, Nobby will be remembered for his family values, easy manner, kindness and in recent weeks his sheer courage and bravery in facing his illness.

The funeral took place at Marholm Crematorium, the Rev Michael Whawell officiating.

Family mourners included: Christine Scotney (widow), Andrew and Debbie Scotney, Nicky and Simon Fenn, Adam Fenn, Kerri Cribben, Charlotte Fenn, Adam Dale, Matthew Scotney, Jim and Phyllis Scotney, Lal and Peggy Scotney, Graham and Gina Scotney (representing Abigail and Megan), John, David and Vellyn Cunnington (Molly Cunnington), Ron and Nicki Cunnington, Mark Cunnington, Vic Lattimore (Rita).

Sympathisers included: Janice, Pat and Richard Moisey, Brian and Janet Hadman, John Richardson (Nicky Ethan, Tom Richardson), Darren Richardson (Dean and Gary Richardson), Julie Wade (Mark, Jamie and Jessica), Sharon and Brian Bird (Maureen Bird), Ray and Maureen Gow (Caroline, Antony, Charlotte and Carole Dytham), Ian Gow (Lorraine), Yvonne Smith, Sally Cardell (Sam Grace and James), Lee Smith, Tony Keal, Kathy and Ivan Newell, Phil and Anne Hill, Denise Lattimore (Bodie, Tom and Gwen, KCFC), Bernard and Janet Howard, Alison and Martin Packenham (Laura and Amy), Sonny and Dulcie Broughton (Simon Alison, Ryan Rhea), Mick and Pauline Dolby, Mrs J and Miss A Cockin (Mrs A Batty, Mrs R Trow-Smith), Mike Giddings (Jill Giddings), Johnny Glasper (family), Tom and Mary Little (Mr and Mrs A Bird), Rachel Dempster (King’s Cliffe Endowed School), Kath and Torney Mumford (Marie, Steve, Alanah Sam), Mr A Howard and Mary (families), Mrs S Willimont, Sue Adams (James and Mark Adams), Laura Smith, Colin Hadman (Cath Hadman and family), Joan Cunningham (King’s Cliffe Endowed School), Richard Smith and Paula Hadman (family).