Beryl Lancaster

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The funeral service for 86-year-old Beryl Lancaster was held at Grimsby Crematorium.

The Rev Michael Cartwright officiated at the service and arrangements were by J Marshall of Market Rasen.

Born in Stocksbridge, Yorkshire, the eldest child of seven, Beryl moved to Market Rasen at the age of four.

She joined the land army during the war and in 1945 married her husband, Bill.

After having her children, Beryl returned to work on the land, being able to take the children with her, until they went to school.

Beryl then worked for the Home Office at Willingham Hall for many years, until it closed down.

Her last years of work were spent as an ambulance driver for social services.

After her retirement she spent many happy years playing bowls with her late companion, Jim.

Beryl was a devoted mum, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother to her beloved family and will be sadly missed by all.

Family and friends at the service were: Mr and Mrs R New (daughter and son-in-law); Mr C Lancaster (son); Mr and Mrs A Yull, Matt and Mel Portlock (granddaughters and husbands); Kylie New and Steve Atherton, Nikki Blades and Gary Crane, Gemma Lancaster and John Boyle (granddaughters and partners); Jason New (grandson); Paul Nelson (also rep Gary, granddaughter and husband); Haley Lancaster (granddaughter); Mr and Mrs H Quinn (sister and brother-in-law); Mr and Mrs A Marshall, Mr and Mrs R Marshall (brothers and sisters-in-law); Mrs C Marshall (sister-in-law); Mr R Schmitt, Mr and Mrs P Schmitt, Mr and Mrs G Schweck, Mrs J Dangerfield and Oliver (also rep Robert), Mrs L Chambers (also rep Bud and family), Mr J Shepherd (rep Kath and family), Mr A Shepherd (rep Mary and Hayley) Ms D Quinn (nephews and nieces); Brian Marshall (cousin); Mrs R Scott; Mr B Bennett (also rep Pearl Bennett); Mrs M Korytnickyj (also rep Peter); Mrs J Carter (also rep Alan); Pearl and David Islip; Sharon and Byron Hall (also rep Shaun French); Janet and Gordon Radford; Phillip Bodsworth; Maureen Bodsworth (also rep Mark Bodsworth); Amy New (also rep Ben New); Ivy Harrison; Mrs E Offa; Mr and Mrs D Taylor.

Unable to attend were Rita and David Goulsbra, John and Linda Winton, Richard Drake.