Obituary: Leslie Arthur Hornby

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RETIRED teacher Leslie Arthur Hornby has died at Skegness Hospital, aged 91.

Mr Hornby, who lived at Sutton Court, Skegness, leaves wife Maisie Hornby, daughter Lesley Parry, daughter Julie Capodici, son-in-law Charlie Capodici, grandchildren Natasha Rowe, Jason Capodici, Nathan Parry and Dominique Parry, and great grandchildren Leo and Max Capodici.

Mr Hornby was born in Manchester in 1919, and was educated there.

He joined the RAF aged 18 and served throughout the Secold World War.

He met his wife Maisie Irene in Boston, while stationed at RAF Cranwell.

After the war, he became a schoolteacher, and for several years taught at Tower Road School.

He returned while living in Cornwall, before moving to Spain.

He and Maisie returned to Lincolnshire, to Boston and then to Skegness.

As a young man, he enjoyed walking in the Peak District and Lancashire, and the Yorkshire Moors.

He enjoyed local history and architecture, films and music of the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s.

He had an interest in local politics and was an active member of the Boston and Skegness Conservative Association, as well as having been a town councillor in Heywood, Lancashire.

Mr Hornby died after a long illness, borne with great courage and fortitude with his wife by his side.

The funeral service was held at St Botolph’s Church, Boston.

Family mourners were: wife Maisie Hornby, daughter Lesley Parry, daughter and son-in-law Mr and Mrs C Capodici, granddaughter and husband Mr and Mrs D Row, grandson and partner M J Capodici and MS R Davies, grandson Mr N Parry, Mrs V Goll, Mr and Mrs J Rowe, Mrs Mary Wright, as a personal friend, but also as a representative of the Rt Hon Mark Simmonds MP.

Many friends and family were unable to attend because of the weather conditions.

Funeral directors were Frank Wood and Sons.