Obituary: Graham Day

Local businessman, Graham Day, died at his home in Chapel Lane, Kirtling, on December 13 after a long illness. He was 67.

Born in Bentley, Yorkshire, Mr Day attended Newmarket Upper School and started on a farm after leaving school.

He set up his own plant hire business more than 30 years ago and worked mainly on stud farms, which he enjoyed very much.

Keen on foreign holidays, one highlight was flying home on Concorde. He loved days out with the grandchildren, gardening and also watching the birds that came in.

Mr Day is survived by his wife, Margaret, and leaves a daughter, Hayley, a son, Darren, and six grandchildren.

His funeral was held at West Suffolk Crematorium, Risby, on December 20 and the Rev Graham Locking officiated.

Family mourners were: Margaret Day (widow), Hayley Snee and Jay Wallace, Darren and Maggie Day, Jack and Hannah Snee, Issy Lynam, Joe Day, Ray Day (rep Ann), Rick and Michelle Day, Jazmine, Damien and Shane Day, Andrea and Abbie Talbot (Martin and Luke), Ann and Ron Dunning, Dot and John Buckle, ‘Boots’ Briggs, Peter and Maureen Briggs, Francis and Jean Briggs, Margery Briggs (Christine and Andrew), Julie Lindsay, Tony and Linda Coombes (Jordan and Ross), Dennis Briggs, Gary Briggs (Kay, Susan and Nick), Tim Buckle (Lisa and Alex), Becky and Jack Taylor, Gail, Jason and Jack Davis, Carolyn Cope (Lauren) and Jose.

Among the other mourners were: Stuart Fuller, Nigel Salisbury, Peter and Claudette Clark, Barbara and Malcolm Bailey, Sylvia Vaughan, Philip Mitchell, Angie Winter (Johnny Winter), Michael and Sally Wallace, Martin Golding (Lesley Golding), Mr M Starvis (Mr and Mrs J Kiteley), Pam and David Bailey, Greer Harbinson, Hazel Bowles, Alan and Thelma Farrow, Stef and Valda Marks, Rita Munns, Margaret Rice, Peter Allan, Margaret McAllister, Mr and Mrs Ken Palmer, David Short, David, Lynda and Kurt Ormandy, Carol and Mick Bailey (family), Simon Riches, Rory Mahon, Mark Toller, Leigh Cummins, Jane Weaver, Charles Wood (Georgina Wood), Dominic O’Neill, Bob and Diane Mills (family), Janice Mitchell (Les Mitchell and Les Dulwich), Liz and Geoff Baxter, Ray and Sue Dean (Gareth and Andrew), Colin Smith, Robert Shields (Cheveley Park Stud), Derek and Jenny Woollard, D L Aspland, V A Aspland (Tina, Paul and Ian), Clive Larkin (Dukes Stud), Mr C Suttle, Mr R Baldwin, Mrs P Baldwin (Mr D Baldwin), David and Linda Wreathall, Ann and ‘Satch’ Dewick (Andy Cook), Ken Levell, Kevin Levell, Les Lorking, Pete Johnson, John Benson, Audrey and Ray Pollington, Jane Page, Pauline Bozowskyj (Carol, Jimmy and Stuart Miller, and Claire Sheldrick), Julia Bozowskyj, Philip and Sarah Claydon, Gordon and Maralyn Levell, Mark Levell (Andrew), Karen Todd, Georgina Sampson (Nigel and The New Wellington), Mr and Mrs Grahame King, Mr and Mrs William Nash, John Hardy (Diane), Mr and Mrs K Belmonte, Ken Hutchinson (Pat, Karl and Neil), Douglas Baldwin (Maureen), Kevin McDonnell (Dianne), Enda and Trish Byrne, Jim Kelly, Ned Nolan, Tony and Garry Bye (Jason), Roy Rutherford, George and Yvonne Connolly, Martin Elsey, Anita Lewis (Brian Lewis), Tony and Janet Franklin, Carol Wright, Penny Hayward, Patrick Nolan, Derek Levell, Mr and Mrs D Shinkins, Chris Rathby, Debbie Palmer (Phil and Fynnley Starmer), Stephanie Lynam, Kate Starvis (Debbie and Tina), John and Thelma Furze, Jim Thorby, Sam Audus, John Audus, Bill and Jill Starvis, Mr and Mrs Rodney Rudkin, Billy, Pauline and Hugh Kennedy, Jack Faulkner, Bernie, Margaret and Paul Knights, Mr and Mrs A Gibson, Paul Clarke, Fred Lister, Chris Appleyard, Alan and Ann Bailey, Trevor Bailey, Carole and Wayne, G Gilbert and J Gilbert.