Elsie Robinson

ELSIE Robinson died on February 9 in her 100th year.

A service was held at Alford Crematorium on February 17.

Elsie had a very long and happy life and was never heard to complain.

Her life began in Sheffield but she moved to Louth while still a child.

Her parents had a tobacconist and barber’s shop in Queen Street, where Elsie’s future husband Jack came to work as a young man.

She married Jack in 1940 and he was immediately posted to Africa for five years.

She and Jack ran the shop after her parents retired.

Elsie managed never to miss a Grimsby Town football match.

Elsie also followed racing all over the country and played tennis and was a cricket scorer.

After retirement the couple travelled in England and Europe by coach, but Elsie would not fly.

Later they went on a P&O cruise every year. Elsie continued to cruise for several years after Jack’s death.

After moving to Fir Close in 2002 she was fortunate enough to have her own sitting room where she had Sky TV and followed all the football and tennis as well as snooker and bowls, but her deafness made other TV programmes impossible.

Elsie had a very healthy life and after retiring walked round Hubbard’s Hills every day.

Donations made payable to Hubbard’s Hills Trust Ltd will be received at Lincolnshire Co-operative Funeral Services in Queen Street.