Obituary: Augustus William Isaac

Obituary: Augustus William Isaac (Bill)
Obituary: Augustus William Isaac (Bill)

Augustus William Isaac (Bill), of Willoughby Road, Boston, has died at St John’s Nursing Home in Boston.

He was 84.

Born in Chippenham, he had lived in the area for 81 years.

A married man, he is survived by wife Peggy, children Sara Brookes, Andrew Isaac, Lucy Isaac-Sneath, grandchildren Michael, Andrew, and Oliver Brookes and brothers Bob, David and Adrian Isaac.

Bill was educated at a Quaker School in York. After completing national service, he trained in retail with Jessops of Nottingham.

He returned to Boston after Oldrids acquired the wholesale drapery business of CM Johnsons in Pump Square and later became the manager there.

After this closed in 1980, he moved to Oldrids Downtown store where he became the dining and occasional furniture buyer, a position he held until his retirement.

In his spare time he enjoyed gardening, especially vegetable gardening, and walking.

He was a keen member of the Ramblers Association and enjoyed participating in and leading walks locally for many years.

In his younger days he enjoyed mountaineering in the Lake District and Scotland.

He was also a (non-artist) member of Boston Art Group for many years, and a member of the Round Table and Boston Preservation Trust.

His funeral took place at Boston Crematorium and was followed by cremation.

The service was officiated by the Rev Tom McCready.

A thanksgiving service is to be held on Monday, June 17, at noon, at Centenery Methodist Church, Boston.

Arrangements by Carr Funeral Service.