The funeral has taken place of Tom Lea of Weaverham who died at Gleavewood EPH on July 13th 2006 aged 86 years. He was born in on 7th January 1920 at Wheelock Heath the youngest child of George and Ellen Lea. The family moved to Northwich in 1930 and Tom attended school at Winnington. He joined the Coldstream Guards in 1939 and saw active service in Palestine with the 8th Army in North Africa and in Italy before returning home to marry 'Viney' at St Helen's Church Witton in March 1945. They settled in Northwich and enjoyed 61 years of married life. He served his time as a plasterer and later became self-employed working in the local area until his retirement. He was an ardent supporter of Northwich Vics followed Manchester City and enjoyed watching cricket. He was a very keen gardener until recent years when his failing eyesight prevented him from continuing. Tom enjoyed listening to music particularly to Brass Bands and attended concerts at Bridgewater Hall. He enjoyed a pint with his many friends and was well thought of in the local community. Tom was very much loved by all his family. He is survived be his wife Lavinia; son Phil daughter Liz son-in-law Terry daughter-in-law Linda sister Kay 3 grand-children and 5 great-grand children. He was also very special to Terry's daughters and grandchildren. Family relatives and friends attended the service held at St Mary's Church Weaverham officiated by the Rev'd Andrew Brown prior to committal at Walton Lea Crematorium. Floral tributes and donations to Gleavewood Comfort Fund were received. Arrangements by George Bell Funeral Service Northwich.