A SERVICE in loving gratitude for the life of Gordon Fidler was held at Wragby Methodist Church.
The Rev Canon Alan Robson officiated at the service, which was followed by interment at Wragby Cemetery.
Gordon, aged 82, passed away at his home and is now survived by his wife Doreen, daughter Brenda, son Brian and granddaughters Jess and Ali.
Born on August 4, 1930 at Willington Quay, Newcastle upon Tyne, Gordon went into banking following his education. Working his way through the ranks, he became bank manager for Barclays Bank – a true ‘Bankers’ Banker’ – completely devoted to his work.
During the early years he met Doreen and the couple married and had two children, Brenda and Brian.
Not one for travelling, he enjoyed his work and family and was very contented with life.
Upon his retirement 24 years ago, the couple found the house of their dreams in Wragby and moved in, spending as much time as they could in the garden.
They worked side by side tending the plants, making it a wonderful bright and colourful garden, admired by so many.
In his spare time, Gordon supported the local scout and guide units when they were looking to building their own headquarters.
He was elected chairman of the committee, doing all he could to help out, and was delighted when the building was finally completed and the official opening ceremony was performed.
He also, with his financial background, audited a number of accounts for various groups.
Gordon joined Probus and was the secretary for the Nettleham and District Group, and treasurer for the Market Rasen Group.
He even found time to be a volunteer at St Barnabas Hospice.
Throughout his life, Gordon had been dedicated to his work and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be sadly missed by them and their friends.
Family mourners at the service were: Doreen Fidler (wife); Brenda and Jeremy Furness (daughter and son-in-law); Brian and Fiona Fidler (son and daughter-in-law); Jess and Ali (granddaughters).
Names taken at church: Edith Nash (also representing Janice Bones and John Edwards); Andrea Ward and Brenda Bodily (also representing Val Cooper; Girlguiding in Wragby and The Scout and Guide H/Q Management Committee); Anne Buffham; Nigel and Thelma Rhodes; Pat Abbott (organist); Margaret and Barry Reeves; Colin and June Hare; Mr and Mrs Keith Baguley; Peter and Judith Penneck; Murial Aulich (Nettleham); Sally Bradley (Lincoln Flower Club); Maureen Frankham, Sheilagh Fincham, Janet Jackson, Christine Giles (Flower Club); Russ and Sue Millson; Penn Riches, Shirley Rowley, Kathleen Whitmore, Audrey Houlston, Prue Chadderstone, Cecily Bell, Julie Rogers, Sheila Thompson, Sheila Clark (Flower Club); Bridget Wells (Flower Club, also representing Barbara McGill); Julie Thornton; Linda Crust; Phillip Newsham; Fred and Margaret Robinson; Ann Hobbins (also representing Mr and Mrs Hugh Bourn); John and Angelika Hadlow; Brian and Myre Murray; John Tait; Malcome; Bernard Scott; Sean and Debbie Hollingsworth; Ken and Liz Rushby; Pam and Alan Till; Linda Scott; Mr B Smith (also representing Mrs B Smith, Mr and Mrs H Nott, Mr S Le May); John Kane (also representing Margaret Kane); Mr and Mrs Moule; J Harrison (also representing G Harrison); Eric Warren; Gill Smith; Derek Kilby; Ken Gibbard; Stuart Twitchett; Mr and Mrs Gareth Jones (Market Rasen Probus); Carole Watts (also representing Wragby Gardening Club); Jessie Skellern.
Funeral arrangements were by Lambert’s Funeral Services of Wragby.