Holbeach St Johns man Andy Poole returned home on Sunday after flying to Spain to attend the funeral of his twin sister, Kelly Stacey.
Andy was struggling to get his passport renewed – and was first offered an appointment with the Passport Office on the day after Kelly’s funeral service.
But The Spalding Guardian stepped in to help, contacting the Home Office, and a fresh appointment was made and a passport was issued in time.
Andy has brought home Kelly’s ashes, which will be buried beside the grave of their younger brother at Gedney Hill, following a service here.
He said 50-55 people attended the cremation service in Spain. Former Geest employee Kelly had been working as an interpreter with hospitals in Spain.