Obituary: Oliver Scholes

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Oliver Scholes

A SERVICE to remember the life of Oliver Scholes, of Kesteven Road, Stamford, took place at All Saints Church, Stamford.

Oliver died at the Leicester Royal Infirmary aged two years and four months following a brave fight against hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis.

He was the first son of Andrea and Paul Scholes and big brother to Toby for six days.

Oliver was a happy little boy who was always looking for adventure with a cheeky smile on his face. He loved to be outside digging holes in the garden, looking for ladybirds, playing on the swings and jumping in muddy puddles. He also enjoyed camping holidays and would often join his mummy and daddy on trips with their cub and guide groups.

Oliver loved Thomas the Tank Engine and spent many happy hours playing with his favourite trains and snuggled up under a blanket watching Thomas and Peppa Pig on the television. He especially enjoyed his visit to Nene Valley Railway where he got to see and ride on his favourite train.

Oliver also enjoyed reading stories, painting, cooking, helping his daddy at the allotment, pretending to drive his family’s cars and playing with his friends at The Rocking Horse Nursery. He was also fascinated by dustbin lorries and would often stand at the window to watch for them coming down the road so he could wave to the bin men.

The Rev Bob Mackrilll officiated at Oliver’s funeral service where his godmothers Jemma Gardner and Kerry Coupe read one of his favourite stories, Fox’s Socks.

A collection was made for the children’s intensive care unit at Leicester Royal Infirmary and a HLH research charity.

Family mourners included: Andrea and Paul Scholes (Mummy and Daddy), Toby Scholes (brother), Linda and Michael Hyam (grandparents), Robert and Joy Scholes (grandparents), Sue and Ed Jackson, Neil and Gemma Scholes (Millie), Norman Scholes (June Scholes), Dorothy Saluorg, Malcolm Scholes and Jill Pearce (Daniel Pearce), Ivy and Cliff Goodes, Julie Goodes, Paula Goodes, Bob and Sue Fisher (Kendrick family), Andrew and Yvonne Fisher, Anita and Barry Jarvis (Jamie and Tara), John and Laura Fisher, Lisa and Matthew Threadgill (Max and Tommy), Gary Fisher, Diana Harris (family), Audrey Plant (family), Deborah Johnson (family), Dorothy Wheatley (Suzanne Wheatley), Chris and Richard Sheppard (Tim and Nick), Julia and John Hayes (Trudy, Brendan and families), Helen Bobrowicz (Rupert, David Brittain and the Green family), Jill Fisher (Fisher family)

Sympathisers include: Jemma Gardner (family), Kerry Coupe, Barnaby and Libby Staniland (Maisie), Karen Armstrong (Wally and Carol Armstrong), Laura Collins and Greg Clarke (family), Pete and Brenda Brown (Gayle Grainger), Sophie Wilson (family), Aileen and Amy Frisby (Olivia), Claire Arscott (Chris, Beatrice and George), Teresa Pearce (Sooty and Dylan Pearce), Shay and Rachel Parkin (Zevi), Sarah Walker (Alice Walker), Sally Compton (Stuart, Joshua and Elliott), Tina Whittington and Angela Spriggs (Dee Cowling and The Rocking Horse Nursery), John, Helen, Michael and Tim Darnes, Tony and Rosemary Seamer (Kath Flynn, Dominic, Lauren, Gemma, Carl and family), Angela and Phillip Bates (family), Sandra Boyd (Stamford Mercury), Mike Roberts (Eileen Green), Megan Horner, Jonathan Smith, Alex Moore, Lisa Jolly (Westley and Rhys Jolly), Jan Konik, Pam Todkill (Tom Todkill, Paul and Ania Clark), Chris and Lucie Jones, Karoline Gray-Clark (David Gray-Clark, Christopher Gray and Dawn Gray), Amy Waldron (Gary Waldron), Paul Reeson (Cummins), Andy Bell (Tim Courant and all at the Cummins office in Fridley), Steve Hayden (Cummins), Steve McLean (Cummins), Amol Pingale (Cummins), Ian and Ann Hall, Tim and Claire Mytton (Richard and Kate), Bob and Susan Sandall (Blackstones Sports and Social Club), Roger and Christine Bradshaw (James and Rebecca), Keith and Jenny Garner (James, Katie and Laura), Miranda Rock, Michael and Karen Dunk, Tony and Sylvia Garner (family and Bett Vellam), Sally and Jennifer Jackson (family), Ann and Mike Ingram (Rebecca, Elizabeth and Lee), Harold and Sheila Townsend (family), Viv and Mick Bowman, Lynn Porter (Michael, Andrew and Victoria), Marion Swain, Jo Tinker (2nd Stamford Cubs), Lisa Merriman, Debbie Bush-Harvey, Joyce and Geoff Smith, Annette, John and Kim Dolan, Martin and Gordon Germany, Vi and Denis Seward, Jasmine Branson and Jayne Wheeler (Richard, Eleanor, Imogene and Reuben), Rona and Derek Robinson (family), Maureen Turner, Beach (Stamford Scouts), Margaret Scott (Alan Scott and 2nd Stamford Town Scouts), Pauline Jones (2nd Stamford Town Scouts and Stamford Methodist Church), Gareth and Kirsty Jones (2nd Stamford Kestrels Cubs and Emma and Frazer King), Louise Marsh (Staff at The Evergreen Care Trust), Judy Blakeborough (The Evergreen Care Trust), Lesley Michels (The Evergreen Care Trust), Carol Rickett (The Evergreen Care Trust), Margaret Wood, Yvette Powell, Julie Frost, Diane and Pete Hanwell, Karen Norton (Eric, Mark and Stephen Norton), Susan Rowton, Linda Haycox (The Evergreen Care Trust, Pam Dixon and Nicola Dunkin), Pat Crisp (Clive Crisp) and Sandra Tipler