IT was with such sadness that family, friends and neighbours heard of the death of Doreen Margaret Fidling, who passed away at Louth Hospital, aged 78.
Doreen was born on the Bardney Road in Wragby, an only child, but spending all her childhood in Wragby and attending the local school, she made many friends.
She met Nigel Fidling and the couple married at All Saints Church in Wragby on September 15, 1956, and for the first time in her life she moved from the village to Horncastle, where they set up home for three years. It was also here their son David was born.
Moving back to Wragby in 1959, she worked in various shops and the post office before retiring in 1994 after working at the local Co-op for 20 years.
Nigel passed away a number of years ago and Doreen took great comfort in the support from her lifelong friends and family.
She was very well liked and respected by all and her family meant so much to her – a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who will be so sadly missed by so many.
The service of thanksgiving for her life was held at All Saints Church in Wragby, officiated by the Rev Mark Holden, and followed by cremation at Lincoln.
Family mourners were: David and Sandra Fidling (son and daughter-in-law); Lynsey Fidling and Andrew Wilson (granddaughter and fiancée); Mr C Fidling and Mrs P Common (brother-in-law); Mr B Bird (brother-in-law, also representing Mrs J Bird, sister-in-law; Mr and Mrs C Bird, Mr H Bird, nephew and nieces); Ivan and Eileen Fidling (brother-in-law and sister-in-law); Mr and Mrs S Baker (nephew and niece, also representing Mrs I Baker, sister-in-law); Mena and Anthony Baker (nephew and niece, also representing Mrs B Robbins, sister-in-law); Helen Lee (niece, also representing Mr G Lee, nephew); Heather and Nick Baker (nephew and niece); Angeline and Alan Woods (niece and nephew); Derek Jesney, Jean Sauaby, Mr and Mrs W Carter (cousins); Thelma Humberstone (also representing Sam Humberstone, Mr and Mrs Ralph and June Humberstone, all cousins); Carol Houlden (also representing Colin Houlden, Stephen and Alan Carter, cousins); Diane Chamber (also representing Neil Garbutt, cousin); Graham Fidling (also representing Jane Fidling).
Names taken at church: Bob Clark (verger); Ann Green; Andrea Ward (also representing Brenda Bodily); Nora Blackburn; Barbara Blackburn; Ann and Lawrie Lambert; Mary and David Gray (also representing Peter Phillipson); Brian and Val Gilbert; Jean and Reg Williams (also representing Mrs F Shepherd); Betty Ward; Barbara Hopper; Mick and Dot Sandaver; Kelly Jackson (also representing Lorraine and Keith Hempsall); John and Joy Gibbon; Mr and Mrs Blood; Jim Sutherland (also representing Margaret Sutherland); Margaret Jones; Mrs Robinsonl; Sheila Cartwright (organist); Ray Graham (also representing Betty and Sally Graham); Mr and Mrs J Blakey; Mr and Mrs J Brown; Ann Harris; Eileen Espin (also representing Wragby Co-op; Mr and Mrs Ann and Ken Johnson); Julie Paddon; Paul Newsham; Sandra Tindall; Pat Steel (also representing the Murphy family); Jane Wilson; Jack Knowles; David Wilson; Kim Wilson.
Funeral arrangements were by Lincolnshire Co-operative Funeral Service at Horncastle.