Obituary: Cecil Rowson Shortland

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The funeral service for retired farmer Cecil Shortland, aged 91, of Caistor, was held at Caistor Methodist Church.

The Rev Sarah Parkin officiated at the service, with arrangements by J Marshall of Market Rasen.

Cecil was born in Fleet, South Lincolnshire. During World War Two, he served with the 7th Battalion Hampshire Regiment, and was among those who landed on Gold Beach on day two of the D-Day Landings.

Cecil was a member of the Caravan Club for 42 years and was the information officer for the caravan club national rally.

He was also a member of the Royal British Legion.

Family mourners were: Olive Shortland (wife); Ruth and Alan Coe (daughter and son-in-law); David and Jean Shortland (son and daughter-in-law); Alan Shortland and Jackie Brakespear (son and partner); Joanne and Jonathan Coe, Stuart and Emma Shortland, Hayley and Annabelle Shortland, Claire Maitland and Simon Shortland (grandchildren); Chloe, Lily, Isabella and Amelia (great-grandchildren); Linda and David Moffat, Malcolm and Sue Garner, Janet and Brian Taylor (step-children); Kelly an Paul Moffat, Sarah Botting and Kevin, Dave and Lisa Houlding, Leigh Dickson and Sarah, Glynn Dickson and Debbi, Lindsey Honey, Ian and Alex Garner (step-grandchildren); Freddie and Maisie Ayers, Alice Botting, Katie Basset, Mia and Isabella Houlding, Ella and Jack Dickson, Dominic, Samantha and Charlotte Honey, Lola and Jake Garner (step-great-grandchildren).

Friends at the service were: Louise and Robina King (also rep Helen and family); John and Judith Collinson; Jane Cram; Ron Lockwood (also rep George Stanley); Mavis Sutton; Heather and Ian Wells; Members of Caistor Male Voice Choir; Mr King; H Parry; R Tyler; Mr and Mrs W Johnson; Heather Grant (also rep Mike Grant); Angela Clark (also rep Neil Clark); Mr and Mrs C Brumby; Mrs W Wells; Dave Rudd (also rep Mabel Rudd; Derek Peterson (also rep Esther Peterson); Arthur Wilmore (also rep Patricia Wilmore); Margaret Glentworth; Mrs Bridget and Syd Andrew; Barbara Knapton; Judy Storr (also rep Sandy Storr); John and Ann Mumby; Penny Cleve; Jenny and Clive Rudd; Mr and Mrs Louth; Jonathan Louth; Mandy Russell and family; Linda Mason; Mr Talbot; Margaret Smith (also rep Graham Smith); Harry Minns; David Rivett; Richard and Marie Cole; Anthony Ganglan; Joyce Cook; John Stanley (also rep Maureen Cressey); Maurice and Mavis Stancer; Mr and Mrs R Bentley; Bill Lockwood; Andrew Congreve (also rep the Congreve and Hutters families); Mr and Mrs D Barrow; Stephen Dixon; Babs and Stuart Fraser; Olga Clark (also rep Roly Clark); Maureen Suddaby; Mr and Mrs Sid Johnson; Linda Arthur (also rep Chris Arthur, John Arthur); Richard King; Alma and Alwyn Marriott; Joe Gibson; Ray Wylie; Joy Cole; David Jacklin (also rep Audrey); Denis and Joan Hicks (also rep Philip Drury); Mr P Muxlow; Mary Winslow; Claire and Ian Lang; Margaret King; Catherine Shacklock (also rep Peter Shacklock); Don Morgan (also rep Betty Hyde); Yvonne Wolfstan (also rep The Luncheon Club); David King; Gordon Rogers; Colin Wood (also rep Motley Brant); Roger Cullum; David Hill; Richard Ballard; Jean Lusby (also rep Walter); Wendy Wells; Joyce and Bruce Curtis; Trev Waltson; Mr and Mrs C Sheppherd; Brian and Patricia Cole; Wilfred Abbott (also rep Nora Abbott); Harold Abbott.