Obituary: George Everard Slater

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The funeral of George Everard Slater, aged 102 years of Market Rasen, was held at the parish church.

The Rev Claire Walker officiated at the service and arrangements were by J Marshall.

George was born at Claxby.

From 1934 to 1968, he served with the Kings Royal Rifle Corps and was a recipient of the British Empire Medal and the Legion d’Honneur.

George is survived by his sons, Eric and Mark; daughter Patricia Reid; nine children, in England and Canada, and 11 great-grandchildren, in England and Canada.

Family mourners were: Eric and Anne Slater (son and wife); Mark Slater and Tanya Lindon (son and partner); Judith slater, Michelle Slater, Georgina Slater, Rafferty Lindon, Hebe Lindon (grandchildren); Jade Fleming (great-granddaughter); Sylvia Dennis (niece); Julie Booton (great-niece); John Manders, Jeff Manders (nephew); Janice and Roger Hensman (niece and husband); Andrew Everard.

Friends at the service were: Laura Gundy; Mr and Mrs W Walpole; Rosemary Dipple (also rep Sylvia Sherliker); Gail Panton; Emma Murray; Jo Potter; Andrew Everard; Alison Bradbury; Margaret Fulston; Jackie Bontoft; Tricia and Neil Marsden (also rep Hilary and Barry Waight); Carol Davison (Waterloo House); David Cannon; Elizabeth Barker; Stephanie Heywood (also rep David Bett); Mr and Mrs B Ashwell (from Baston); Emer Ward (also rep Pat and Al Hage); Jennifer Simon; Rob Walker; Georgina Walker; Sue Rowett (also rep Kevin Simon); Marianne and Valentine West (also rep KRRC, Celer and Audax Club and Association; Field Marshal Lord Bramall); Joe Glozier; Mary-Jane Storr (also rep Caroline Camping); Mrs Drysdale and Susie; Mrs Hildred (also rep Waterloo House); John Woods.