THE funeral service for retired maintenance engineer, Henry Ferguson, of Braunston Road, Oakham, took place at St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Oakham, Father Stephen Dye officiated, assisted by Father Tom McGovern and Father Anthony Franey.
Mr Ferguson died at the Royal Infirmary Hospital, Leicester, aged 70.
Son of Sarah and Charles Ferguson he was educated at Municipal Technical School, Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland.
He served with the RAF from 1959 - 1968 as a senior aircraft technician. He then worked for Markon Electrical Engineering before becoming a civil servant for the Ministry of Defence as a maintenance engineer, until his retirement.
A member of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes from 1962 - 2012, his other interests included running, swimming, basketball, photography, camping and caravanning and St Joseph’s Church, Oakham.
He leaves his widow Susan, daughter Anna, son Mark and grandchildren, Liam, Sam, Isaac, Dylan and Donovan.
Family mourners included: Susan Ferguson (widow), Anna and Stephen Scott, Liam, Sam and Isaac Scott, Mark and Katie Ferguson, Dylan and Donovan Ferguson, Richard and Georgia Wisdom, Agnes Andrews, Anna and John Ennis, Lynne Wisdom, Graham Wisdom, Louise Wisdom, Carolyn and Bernard Selby, Linda Lambert, Maryann and Mick Riley, Mandy Garner, David Lambert, Robert Lambert, Philip Lambert, Simon Lambert, Maureen Lambert, Stephen Lambert, Judith Lambert, Sarah Thompson, Mary Lambert, Larry and Lucinda Hoyles, Carol Autom.
Sympathisers included: Roger Miller, Jasmine and Bob Glennie, Roger Aspinall, June Plant, Marie Russell, Jennifer Williamson, Tim Booth, Reg Wadsworth, Bob Bruce, Aubrey and Sylvia Minckley, Graham and Bettina Bell, Martin Rollinson, Veronica Onley, Martin and Barbara Black, David and Dorothy Blackwell, David Tocher, Richard and Pam Gilbert, John Gilbert, Steve Smith, Dawn Berarey-Smith, Jenny Worthington, Arthur and Maureen Smith, Natalie Bramwell, Sally and Charlotte Tagg, Chris Shepperd, Dann Cassidy, Mr and Mrs J Tooke, David and Zena Tooke, Winnie Kray, Muriel Mamos, Elizabeth Jones, Anne Bell, Ellen Caffrey, Peter and Chris Martin, Sheila Stimson, George Wells, Elizabeth Keogh, Joan Burns, Maureen Mildner, Rachel Lott, Myra Smith, Terry Slattery, Karen and Steve Morgan, Martin and Rosemarie Duncan, Gordon Perry. Representing Buffs, RAOB - Peter Danes, Kevin Caffrey, Steve Nicholl, Dennis O’Leary, Bob Spencer, Geordie Cameron.