THE funeral service for Marion Winton, of Casterton Road, Stamford, took place at St Georges Church, Stamford, Pastor Paul Meiklejohn officiating.
Marion died at Peterborough City Hospital, aged 94. She leaves children Andrew, Marion and Dorothy and their families.
Marion was born in Edinburgh and had three brothers. She set up a hairdressing business in 1944 in Stockbridge, Edinburgh, retiring in the mid 70s.
She held many posts within the Elim Pentecostal Church in Dean Street, Edinburgh, and was a Sunday school teacher for many years and distributor for the Elim magazine.
Marion also held prayer groups in her home, which was open at all times for those who requested prayer, counselling, comfort and guidance, plus feeding. She was a firm favourite with the students.
Marion moved to Stamford to live with her daughter and son-in-law eight years ago and enjoyed the fellowship at the Life Church, Stamford.
She held a prayer meeting in her home once a fortnight and attended dinner every month at the Full Gospel Businessman’s Fellowship, held in a local hotel. She also attended many evenings of fellowship at the home of Pauline and Peter Ellis.
Marion touched the lives of all she met and left that little something with each one. A truly unique lady whose life was an inspiration and blessing to all who met her.
Family mourners included: Andrew and Yan (son and daughter-in-law), Marion (daughter) and David Waterfall (partner), Dorothy and Morris (daughter and son-in-law), Mark Winton (grandson), Cathrine Winton, Samual Winton, Callum Winton (grandson) and Prahba, Helen Winton, Ian and Andrew Borthwick (grandsons), Morris Borthwick jr, (grandson), Helen, Nathan and Dominic Borthwick (great grandsons), Iain Miller, Ann and Ben.
Sympathisers included: Gordon Beale (representing Life Church), Sue Lester (John and family), Jean Wilson, Nick Ferguson (Janet and David Graves), Jenny Maddock (John and Jenney Hardy), Michael Maddock, David and June Moss, Angela Wells, Hannah Graham and Chloe, Graham (Paul Graham), Malcolm and Janet Hurd, Chris Long (Keith, Serena, Siana, Sara and Peter and Pauline Ellis), Anne Hawker, Anita Gordon (Michel Anita, Phoebe and Amelia Gordon and Connie Pellatt), Janet Clapton, Ian Tang, Yingqiu Wei, Song Ping Tang, Neil and Jo Kirk, Jacob and Helen Wells, Peter and Kate Mancey, Ian Spence, Margaret, George, Bill, Katie, Julie Borthwick, Valerie Croal, Kathleen Gordon, Andy Tang, Chris East, Lisa Lambe, Sheila Hayward (Ian Michael), Geoffrey, Sue Wigginton, Carol Stevenson (Carol and Bob Stevenson), Debbie Trinder, Anie Varghese (John Van Geest), Rev Dr Gwen Collins and Sue Saunders (Trinity United Reform Church High Wycombe), Vandra Ranson (Ken Ranson), Helen Airey, Liz and Denis Severs, Mike Littlemore (Mike and Margaret Littlemore, Bill and Winifred Richardson and Paul and Debbie Meiklejohn (Edinburgh Elim Church), Lorna and Adam Bradley,Sarah Derry (Simon and James), Janice Strickley, Primrose Wilson, Frances Williams (Janet and David Graves), Lesley Stubley, Beverley Macpherson, Susan Rowton (John and Penny Harding), Sue and Adrian Gombault, Susanne Shaw, Jim Westcombe (John Westcombe), Carol and Derrick Marjoram, Mr and Mrs K Whittle, Lucy, Andrew, Alan and William Cutforth, Mr and Mrs C Jerwood, Brian and Mary Sandall, Moira Lock, Clintel Rox (Movers and Shaker High Wycombe).