Obituary - John Hammond

PUBLISHED: 16:35 02 February 2007 | UPDATED: 22:33 28 May 2010

John Hammond

John Hammond

JOHN Hammond, of Westfield Road, Manea, has died at his home, aged 73. He had cancer, and had spent time in Edith Cavell Hospital, Peterborough, as well as receiving treatment at Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge. Born at Wilburton, he came to Manea when

JOHN Hammond, of Westfield Road, Manea, has died at his home, aged 73.

He had cancer, and had spent time in Edith Cavell Hospital, Peterborough, as well as receiving treatment at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.

Born at Wilburton, he came to Manea when young and was employed in agriculture. After he completed his two years' National Service (20 months of which was spent in Egypt) he drove lorries for various firms, and was then was employed in construction work, eventually setting up his own business in 1979.

This proved successful and he carried it on until his retirement.

In his younger life, he played football for Manea United and served the club as chairman. At the time of his death he was a vice-president.

He was also a member of the German exchange committee. On many occasions he acted as parade marshall for Manea gala and served on the gala committee.

Mr Hammond was involved in the work of the Royal British Legion, both club and branch.

He was rewarded for his branch work with the presentation of the gold badge, a national award. He was branch chairman of the branch, club president and a member of the Cambridgeshire county committee.

Married to Brenda for 51 years, the couple celebrated their golden wedding last year with a cruise.

As well as his wife he leaves a son Paul and two grandchildren.

The funeral takes place today at the Parish Church (2pm) followed by burial at the cemetery. Donations in lieu of flowers will be divided between Manea surgery, the district nurses and the Parish Church.

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