The funeral of Albert Cecil Thornalley took place at Alford Crematorium on February 28, followed by a memorial service at St Peter’s Church in Woodhall Spa. Mr Thornalley, 93, of The Alexandra, The Broadway, Woodhall Spa died on February 13 at Russell Green Care Home. He is survived by his wife Lucy, daughters Ann Thornalley and Susan Fletcher, grandchildren Annabelle Robinson and Matthew Robinson and great grandson Jack Robinson.
Born in East Kirkby, Mr Thornalley farmed at Dexthorpe near Spilsby and was a member of the auxiliary units of Lincolnshire’s secret army during the Second World War. He enjoyed shooting, fishing, bowls and snooker. Funeral arrangement were by Michael Sivill and Sally Smithson officiated.
Mourners at the funeral service: Lucy Thornalley (wife) Ann Thornalley and Susan Fletcher (daughters), Annabelle Robinson and Matthew Robinson (grandchildren) Jack Robinson (great grandson) Ruth Blanchard, Richard Willoughby, Nicki Read, rep Mr R F Read and family, Barry Pogson, Peter and Elizabeth Graves, Eric Thornalley, rep Alford Probus (cousin), Michael Thornalley (nephew), Len Taylor, rep Judith Taylor, John Wray, Cyril Harness, rep Probus Horncastle, Jennifer Thornalley, rep Richard (nephew), Charles Thornalley (nephew) Geoff and Beverley Cox, Judy Reiz, David and Ann Thornalley (cousin), Ron Thornalley (cousin), Malcolm and Pat Neal, Bob and Viv Stephenson, A Mountain, John Robinson, Christine Pickwell, John Larke rep and Mrs Patricia Burrows, Margaret and Rex, Kathleen, rep Colin, Mrs Brooks, Mrs Leatherhead (sister-in-law) Richard and Barbara Leatherhead (nephew), Mr and Mrs Haddock, Chris Job rep Tracey Ward, Bill Read, Mr and Mrs P Brown,
Mourners at the memorial service: Jim Cockburn rep Woodhall Spa Conservative Club, Elizabeth Harris rep Robbie Harris, June Clingan, Roger and Pauline Strawson, Mrs Joan Gilbert rep Mr and Mrs David Curtis and Mr Ted Francis, Betty and Tom Smithson, John Garner rep Pam, Patrick Newton, Gordon and Maggie Smith, Mr and Mrs John Storr, Dennis Maltby, John Robinson, Christine Pickwell, Tim and Diana Fry also rep Mr and Mrs Dick Read, David Harrison, Sue Storr rep Charlie, Peter Storr rep Joanne, Jessie Wellbury, Patrick Wellbury, Roger Wellbury, John Golland, Norman Leggate, Mrs Brumpton, Peter and Kathleen Alford also rep Stan Alford, Jane Hawkes, Mr and Mrs John Casswell, Eric Thornalley, David Thornalley, Mr and Mrs Geoff Cox rep Chris Neal, Mrs and Mrs M Casey, Michael Thornalley, Shirley Hanson, Robin and Linda Goodyear, John Read and family, Sam and Sandra Leggate, Mr and Mrs Pimperton, Joyce and Ted Eyre, John Smithson, Paula Miller, William and Margaret Ash, rep Antionette Ash, Liz and Tony Jackson, Mrs and Mrs J Rose, Diane and Mike Rose, Keith and Di Eddington, David WElgar, Mr P Aversy, Mr and Mrs Haddock, Peter and Gill Reynolds, Jayne Crooks, Judy Reiz, Mr and Mrs Andrew Whattam, Robert Ginn rep Mrs Valerie Ginn, Clare Mumford, David Laking also rep Janet Laking, Jeanette Jackso also rep Peter Jackson, John Wray, John Moscrop, Les Mescrop, Mrs Jacqui Fletcher, Mrs Rita Holmes, Mrs Geoffrey Holmes, Queenie Watkinson, Tracey Ward, Chris Job, Richard Walter also rep Terri Walter, Russell Hirst, Mrs J Trafford also rep Mr P Trafford, Tony Pell, David Waller, David Gaunt rep Gaunt family, Linda Bright, Julie Garnet, Malcolm and Pat Neal, Doris Gurry, Blue Maplethorpe, Jenny Owen, Ann Leegate.