EX-SERVICEMAN Peter Henry Elliott has died at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, aged 73.
Mr Elliott, who was born in Skegness and lived in the town all his life, leaves wife Linda, daughter Jean, daughter and son-in-law Wendy and Tim, daughter and son-in-law Susie and David, and grandchildren David and Abigail.
Peter was one of five children born to James and Ada Elliott, nee Fravigar, and began his working life as a boy with a horse and cart, selling Fravigar’s ice cream on Skegness beach for his uncle.
This started a lifelong love of ice cream!
He attended Skegness Junior School and the Lumley School, and after leaving, he worked with his father, giving donkey rides on the beach.
He was called up for national service, and he joined the artillery corp and spent this time in Germany working with the army’s polo ponies.
After leaving the army, he met and married Linda, and they had three daughters.
Peter was a regular at Skegness Working Men’s Club, where he made many good friends.
During his working life, he also worked at Sanderson Forklifts in Croft, and after their closure he spent many years travelling to Grantham to work for Barford, the company who took over the Sanderson line.
Before he retired he worked for Ramco, in the tender sales department, which was a job he greatly enjoyed.
The funeral service, conducted by civil celebrant Lyn Moore, was held at Alford Crematorium.
Family mourners: wife Linda, daughter and son-in-law Susie and David Crowe, brother and sister-in-law Eric and Sylvia Elliott, sister Eileen Kemp, brother and nephew John and James Elliott, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Ruth and Ken Walker, nephews Neil Elliott and David Elliott, niece Lydia Cummings, niece and husband Joanne and Simon Holderness, and many other friends.
Funeral directors were Skegness and District Funeral Services.