Mr Sidney Walter Wilkins (Sid)

SIDNEY Walter Wilkins (Sid), of Meridian Road, Fishtoft, has died at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital after a long illness.

He was 79.

Born in London, he moved to Boston in 1975.

A married man, he is survived by wife Dorothy Wilkins, daughters Gail Brown, Collette Benstead and Andrea Wilkins and son Phillip Wilkins.

Mr Wilkins followed Arsenal Football Club, enjoyed fishing and going to day care at Ingelow Manor twice a week.

His funeral took place at St Nicholas’ Church and was officiated by Father Paul Noble. The service was followed by interment at Boston Cemetery.

Chief family mourners were: Dorothy Wilkins (wife), Gail Brown and Collette Benstead (daughters), Mick Benstead (son-in-law), Andrea Wilkins and John Clarke (daughter and partner), Phillip Wilkins and Paula Dunmore (son and partner), Natalie, Christopher, Claire, Nicky, Analise, Andrew, Gareth, Shellie, Richie, Rhianna and Stephen (grandchildren), Eli, Tyler, Daniel and Kayden (great-grandchildren), Claire Parker and Katie Parker (nieces), Richard Parker and David Parker (nephews) and Paul and Michelle Doughty (nephew and wife).

Arrangements by F.E. Addlesee and Son.