A funeral service was held at St Martin’s church, Lowthorpe on Tuesday, 24 September for Mrs Lucie Mary Warkup of Riverhead Nursing Home (formerly of Lowthorpe) who died peacefully in Riverhead Nursing Home on Tuesday, 17 September. She was 85.
The service was conducted by the Rev Andrew Ison & the organist was Mr Steven Westaway.
Lucie was born at Collingwood Farm, Sledmere then moved to Far Falls Farm near Wetwang at an early age. She attended Wetwang school. Her family later moved to Manor Farm, Wetwang.
She married Reg Warkup and they farmed with her father and brother at Manor Farm until she and Reg moved to Mill Farm, Lowthorpe where they farmed with son Chris before retiring due to ill health in 1987. Reg and Lucie then moved to Milvila in the village where she was very well cared for by Reg.
Lucie’s life was farming. She used to rear calves and helped out in the harvest. She loved her cats - her main ones were bob-tailed (no tails). When she could no longer help on the farm she would sit for hours embroidering.
She was very proud of her two grandchildren, David and Sallie and loved to spend time laughing and joking with them.
Her last five years were spent in Riverhead Hall where she died.
She will be sadly missed by her family.
Family Mourners: Chris & Christine Warkup (son & daughter in law), David Warkup & Sarah Woodcock (grandson & partner), Sallie Warkup & Mark Tennant (granddaughter & partner), Dr Kathy Hammersley & Dr Chris Hammersley (niece & husband).
Others present: Chris Wresdell rep Mrs O Wresdell, Mr J Wresdell, Colin Buckton rep Margaret, David Burkhill, Margaret Burkhill, Charlie Burkhill, Mr P Tindall, Jill Walters, Geoff & Angela Sims, Nigel & Sheila Simons, Mrs A Briggs, Mary Sterriker, Mr & Mrs J Walgate rep the family, Mrs Janet McNay rep Richard McNay, Richard Walgate, Mr & Mrs Jason Graham, Mrs Ann Frank rep Mr Alan Frank, John Stonehouse rep Christine Stonehouse & Margaret Simpson, Marilyn Naylor, Hilary Slack, Brian Thackeray rep Kitty Grove-Stephenson, Jeff Kirkwood, Robin Burdass, Martin & Neil Warkup, Cliff Warkup, Graham & Karen Warkup rep Laura, Daniel & Ross, David Hairsine,Mrs K Harrison rep Nigel Harrison & Lowthorpe Estate, Nancy Madeloff, Andy Smithson, David & Angela Edeson, Linda Randall, Holly Chapman & Naomi Cousins (all rep Riverhead Nursing Home).