A funeral service was held at St Mary’s Church, Little Driffield on Friday, 21st February for Mr Stanley Boyes of Copse Mead, Driffield who died peacefully in Hospital on 11th February. He was 90.
The service was conducted by the Rev Malcolm Exley and the organist was Mr Peter Maw.
Stanley was born in Garton on 2nd June, 1923. He attended Garton school and was a member of the Church choir. After leaving school he became apprenticed to Arthur Watson of J W Watson & Son as a watchmaker and jeweller. During the war he served in the RAF as a Lancaster pilot with Bomber Command. When the war ended he returned to Driffield and again worked for J W Watson & Son, taking over the business when Mr Watson retired.
He married Sarah Woodall in 1953 at St Mary’s Church, Little Driffield. He was a lifelong member of the Church of England and his faith was very important to him.
His main hobby was playing snooker with his friends at the Recreation Club and after the funeral they all met there to celebrate his life.
Chief mourners: Sarah Boyes (wife),Derrick & John Boyes )(sons), Andrew Boyes & Benita Jones (son & partner), Jane & Andy Lovel (daughter & son in law), Linda Boyes (daughter in law),Ellen & Graeme Calder (granddaughter & husband), Sarah & Desmond Chandranath (granddaughter & husband), Lance Brett, Hannah Boyes & William Boyes (grandchildren), Sue Gallon (niece), Chris & Sue Huffington (nephew & wife),Peter Woodall (brother in law) rep Paul & Cheryl Woodall, Lyn Stonehouse (niece), Gloden Wigley (cousin).
Others Present: Sheila Lovel, Mr M Wynn rep Mrs C Wynn, Mr & Mrs C Dowson, Audrey Hudson, Mr & Mrs H Collinson, Eileen Maw, Jill Ellis, Mr R Woodmansey, Mr M Woodmansey, Paul & Florence Woodmansey, Peter & Ann Cobb, Joan & John (Bempton), Fleur (Sue) Duke, Diane & Gerry Dunn, Val & Mike Hotham,Mr & Mrs P Hutton, Mrs T Donaldson, Rory Donaldson, Mr K Donaldson, Mrs H Stitt, Daniel Birch, Sue & Brian Mellonby rep Margaret Easingwood, Fred & Dorothy Milsom, Mr & Mrs G Jones, Mrs Hilda Sangwin, David O’Conner,Andrea Lee rep Richard Lee, Rose Backhouse,Mike & Sally Martin rep Rachel Cheetham, Mrs Jo Naylor, John & Margaret McGovern, Ann Morrell, Ellen Calder, Stuart Calder, Graham Calder.