Obituary: Raymond Harry Atkinson


The funeral service for retired assistant dock master Captain Raymond Harry Atkinson, aged 83 years of Stainton le Vale, was 
held at Grimsby Crematorium.

The Rev John Carr officiated at the service and arrangements were by J Marshall of Market Rasen. Raymond was born in the Lincolnshire village of Ludborough.

He served in the Royal Navy and also sat on the Lincolnshire Police Committee.

Family mourners were: Marie Dilworth (partner, also rep Simon Atkinson, son); Graeme and Cathy Atkinson (son and daughter-in-law); Paddy Atkinson (son, also rep Julia Atkinson, daughter-in-Law); Lydia and Andy Walton, Cathy and Chris Whitfield (daughters and sons-in-law); Frances Atkinson (daughter); Colin Atkinson (brother); Patrick Atkinson, Ross Coulbeck and Callum Coulbeck (grandsons); Robyn Walton and Jasmine Walton (granddaughters); Matthew Atkinson and Philip Atkinson (nephews).

Friends at the service were: Peter and Sheila Harrison; Graham Hodge (also rep Association of British Ports and also Chris Turner); Steve Clayton (also rep Geraldine Clayton); Peter King; Allan Tennant; Anna-Marie Love, Samantha Garthwaite, Claire Leonard, Daniel Hilditch, Linda Hilditch (carers); Paula Surtees (also rep Ravendale Hall); Cpt Norman Chandler and Hannah Chandler; Gill Standley (also rep Management and Staff, Ravendale Hall); Irene and David Morley; Cpt John Woods (also rep June Woods); Karen Oxborough; Christina Reid; Claire Darby; Alan Coulbeck; Jackie White; John White; Julie Lane; Lynn Roberts (also rep Andy Roberts, Julie and David Hillstead); Vicky Marshall (also rep Paul Marshall); Nicci Holford; Andrew Tunley; Emma Cochrane; Chris Turner (also rep Elaine Turner); Andy Owen; Molly Davey.