Rekindled passion for pigeons in later life

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OBITUARY: Mr John Edwin Cave (Ted)

The funeral took place at St Mary’s Church, Long Sutton of John Edwin Cave (Ted), who died on November 29, 2014, aged 79 years.

The youngest son of Mr and Mrs W Cave of West Bank, 
Sutton Bridge and one of eight siblings, he worked on his father’s smallholding after leaving Sutton Bridge School at 15.

He enjoyed working on the land and caring for his father’s livestock. Ted was also a founder member of the Sutton Bridge and District 
Pigeon Homing Society in 1949.

When he married Barbara, they spent the first year of their marriage at Sutton Bridge, moving to Long Sutton a year later, where they spent the rest of their lives.

After losing Barbara in 2001, Ted rekindled his passion for pigeons and entered his prize winning birds in many shows.

Sadly, he became ill in October 2014 and the family would like to thank Ted’s neighbours, the staff at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn and Adderley House care home, Long Sutton, for their care.

Family mourners and friends at the service: Florrie and Ken King; Walter and Barbara Cave; Mrs Evelyn Bassett, representing Mrs Dora Perry and Mr Andrew Taylor-Perry (New Zealand); Rita Cave; Margaret and John Dobler; Lynda Cave, representing Sally Babbitt and family (USA); Mrs Suzan Pratt; Bev and Nigel Lakin ; Hilary and Jim Mayes; Clare Dobler; Madge Johnson; Gladys Molesworth; Janet and David Twelvetrees; Christine Hillard; Richard Hillard; Jill Tingey; John and Beverley Elsdon; Bert and Sue Garrett; John and Jen Simpson; C Armes and Mrs P Armes; Jack and Jenny Payne; B & M Whitmore; Eric and June Chadwick; Eileen and Colin Preston.