Mary Victoria Harriman

The funeral service for Mary Victoria Harriman, aged 83 years of Caistor, was held at the parish church.

The Rev Canon Ian Robinson officiated at the service and arrangements were by J W Varlow and Son.

Born in Rothwell, Mary moved to Grasby in 1947 after marrying Bernard.

After 40 happy years in the village, the couple moved to Caistor, where they were closer to their many interests and hobbies.

Mary’s main interest was her family, particularly her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was very proud of them all and loved having them to visit so she could prepare their favourite foods.

In 2007 she was left devastated when Bernard, her husband for 60 years, died. But she continued to live alone and support herself, with the help of her sister and brother-in-law, friends and neighbours.

Immediate mourners at the service were: Mr and Mrs Barry Harriman; Mr and Mrs Chris Harriman; Mr and Mrs Alwyn Marriott; Mr and Mrs Steve Wilkins; Mr and Mrs Andrew Harriman; Gavin Harriman; Chloe Tomlinson; Luke Tomlinson; Eileen Willerton; Mr and Mrs Michael Hubbert; Sandra Van Den Bos; Mathew Van Den Bos; Josh Van Den Bos; Carol Brown; Rob Kisiel; Collette Brown; Natasha Brown; Julie Dodson; Lucy Dodson.

Others present in the congregation: Freda Ducker; Mr and Mrs John Harriman; Mr and Mrs D Harriman; Dorothy Grant; Mr and Mrs G Cousins; Mr and Mrs H Brumpton; Mrs P Harris; Mr and Mrs J F Brumpton (rep Barnetby Bowls Club); Mr and Mrs D Hull; Mrs J Thomas (rep Alan Hyde); Mr C Smith; Mrs D Parker; Dennis and Jane Lamming; John and Jo Tym (rep Mrs Blanchard); Andy and Denise Devai; Jennie Foster (rep June Fenwick); Molly Nasfgar; Olive Atkin; Ron Harrison (rep Angela Harrison); Clara Harrison; Mr and Mrs Paul Snell; Mrs Swaby; Michael Swaby; Mr and Mrs Bruce Curtis (rep Barbara King); Mr A Mumby; Mrs J Steer (rep Sheila Grant, Barbara Stanfield); Colin and Lyn Brumby; Betty Welton; Edith Smith (rep Lionel Smith); Susan Rook); Mr and Mrs J Clilverd; Grace Hewson (rep Les Hewson); Joe Marshall (rep Caistor Hillside Bowls Club); Barbara Allison; Chris Allison; Arthur Dawson (rep Carol Wakefield); Brian and Linda Steel; Jean Fox (rep Pat and Terry Vann); George and Mary Thompson; Mick Mellors (rep Kay); Pearl Waterman; Janet Marriott; Ray and Cath Thompson; Irene Jordan; Mrs M Suddaby (rep Mr M Suddaby); Jean Haggis; Iris Soar (rep family); Madge Doolan; Veronica Wright; Mrs F Lockington; Catherine Davis (rep family); Mr K Burr (rep Betty Burr, Mrs Eagenwire, Mrs Constable); Stuart and Margaret Roach; Linda Oxley; Mr Acum (next-door neighbour); Gwen Wilson (rep Mr and Mrs L Rose, Mary Baker); Linda Mason, Jacqui Simmons, Florrie Garfoot, June Gaughan, Noreen Newton and Joan Wright (rep Caistor WI); Claire Lang (rep Ian Lang); Yvonne Woolston (rep The Luncheon Club); Hannah Nicholson (rep Ron and Lyn Kirkby, Winston and Angela Stocks; Phyllis Hollings (rep Val Waddington); Robert Hollings; Don Morgan (rep Cath); Colin Gammidge (rep Mrs P Gammidge); Cecil and Olive Shortland; Eileen Burnett (rep Joyce Cook); Stuart Fraser (rep Mrs B Fraser, Mr K Michel, Mr and Mrs Alan Saxton); David and Jill Naylor; Julie Holt (rep Yvonne Holt); Mrs King (rep Sheila Vicky); Nancy Bates; Pauline Dawson (rep Mrs J Hyde); John and Enid Fowler (rep Caistor Grammar School); Harry Minns; Jean Threlfall (rep Grasby Village Show); Louis and Robina King (rep David and Marion Barrow); Chris Ashton (rep Pip Ashton, Edwin Hammond); Nell Hubbert; Brenda Cross; Trevor and Estelle Folks; Pam Westhorpe; Barbara Knapton; Jean Lusby (rep Walt); Mr and Mrs J W Thompson (rep North Kelsey Bowls Club); Linda Loveday (rep Janet Chamberlin); Barbara Brant (rep Caistor WRVS Over 60s Club); Jeff and Sandra Wood (rep Tony Wallace, chairman Caistor Hillside Bowls Club); Peter and Brenda Stanfield (rep Barbara Stanfield); Margaret Burnett; Thomas Osglesby; Mr M Spilman; Peter Taylor; Pat Jacklin; Ronald Nichols; Mr and Mrs H Blakey; F Bradley; Colin and Yvonne Bradshaw; Judy Havercroft (rep family); Jean Wood; Margaret Glentworth; Aubrey and Wendy Smith (rep Stella Marshall); Richard Marriott (rep Caistor Sports and Social Club); Ralf and Jean Coop; Ben and Grace Bentley; Catherine Shacklock (rep Peter); Ellen Knapton (rep Neil); Michael Shaw (rep Holton le Moor Bowls Club); Graham Mason (rep Pam); Mrs Blakey; Jean Garner (rep Nigel and Rene Taylor, Wells family); Elaine Chance; Mrs Capp; Iris Parson; Mr and Mrs Giddings; Janet Cook (rep family); Mr and Mrs Steadman; Robert Jackson; Lyn Chapman (rep John Chapman, Gwen Chapman); David King; Ron Middleton; Judith France; Penelope Cleve; Terry and Jean Crossley; Kathleen Gaughan; Peter and Gwen Thompson; Vera Goodhand; Betty Hyde; Billie O’Leary; Norma Radcliffe (rep John); Mr and Mrs Walmsley; Mr M Tomlinson.