Obituary: Frank Louis Barnes-Milford

Frank Barnes-Milford EMN-160703-082154001
Frank Barnes-Milford EMN-160703-082154001

The funeral service of Frank Barnes-Milford, aged 73 of Osgodby, was held at Scunthorpe Crematorium.

Sandra Barker officiated at the service and arrangements were by J Marshall of Market Rasen.

Frank was born at Padiham, Lancashire. He worked in various jobs, before joining the Butlins Holiday Centre at Skegness, where he worked for 25 years as a catering superintendent.

It was at Butlins that he met his future wife, Angela.

From there, Frank and Angela moved to Mareham le Fen, where they ran the Royal Oak public house for 10 years, which is where their two sons, Jamie and Connor, were born.

In 1996, the family moved to Osgodby.

Frank enjoyed all sport, but football remained his favourite, always supporting Blackburn Rovers.

Frank also loved doing amateur dramatics at the Osgodby Village Hall panto for many years and also at Caistor.

In 2004, Frank suffered a stroke and spent a long time in hospital, but that did not stop him; he carried on the best he could, never letting it get him down.

He loved spending time with his family, enjoying lots of holidays and meals out together.

Frank lived his life to the full and was a remarkably brave, kind and selfless man.

Family mourners were: Angela Barnes-Milford (wife); Jamie and Connor Barnes-Milford (sons); Chelsea North (Jamie’s partner); Jean Smith (sister, also rep Alan Smith, brother-in-law); Harry and Rosalind Barnes (brother and sister-in-law); Sheryl Dowman and Bob Richmond (sister and brother-in-law); Karen Swinton and Paul Laundon (niece and partner); Sarah Barnes (niece); Laura and James Southall (niece and husband); Lorna Richmond (niece) and baby, Tristan; Brenda and Brian Dannatt (rep Paula and Martyn Page, Nickie and Paul Wakefield, Keith and Charlotte Taylor); Karen and Graham Taylor; Alan Bennett (rep Neil Bennett); Myra Mannon; Beverly and John Kirkby (rep Joy Fawcett); Alison and Steve Fawcett; Howard Fawcett; Jenny and Cliff Surfleet.

Friends at the service were:Jane Coulson (also rep the Coulson family); Nadia Dawson; Jean Dodds (also rep Archie); Michael Burgess (also rep Jan Burgess); Lesley Mumby (also rep Kevin Mumby and also Age UK Lindsey, Market Rasen); Meg Wright and Maxine Darby (also rep Age UK Lindsey); Nev Chapman; John Haywood (also rep Heather Barratt); Mr R Labourne; Mrs C Labourne (also rep Osgodby Primary School); Roger and Carolyn Smith; Rhys and Debbie Latham; Sam Trafford; Cliff and Maureen Leverton.