OBITUARY: Eric Matthew Harker

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Eric Matthew Harker died at Peterborough Hospital on January 8, aged 95.

Mr Harker, of Oak Court, Spalding, was born in West Pinchbeck.

He spent his life as an agricultural worker – continuing to work full-time until he was 74, then part-time until he was 84.

His interests included war DVDs, bingo and fishing and he was a Manchester United supporter.

He is survived by his wife Lily May Harker, aged 91.

A funeral service was conducted by the Rev Mike Cheshire at Boston Crematorium on January 24.

Family mourners were Lily Harker, Mr and Mrs S Harker, Mr and Mrs V Ingham, Mr G Harker, Mr and Mrs L Harker,Mr and Mrs CJ Sellars, Mrs J Darnes and C Keech, Mr and Mrs Mountcastle, Mrs B Hare, Mr and Mrs Edwards, Rachel and Nicola, Mr B Baldiwn, Mr and Mrs V Clare and family, Miss J Taylor and Mr S Sellars and Aaron, Mr R Harker and Joe, Mr C Harker and Miss Samantha Griffen, Mr S Harker and Genna, Mr and Mrs P Harker and Tyler, Mr and Mrs Tasker, Mr and Mrs Bowles, Mr and Mrs K Darnes and Calli, Mr P Sellar, Mr and Mrs J Booty and family.

Donations at the funeral service raised funds for the air ambulance.