19th April 1926 – 22nd October 2011
24th December 1927 – 19th November 2011


Don and Dorothy Pettican, loyal members of the church of St Peter and St Paul Little Horkesley, died exactly four weeks apart. They had been bell ringers for nearly forty years. They were call change ringers and rang for many years twice on a Sunday which allowed the bells to be rung at both services. Don rang until four years ago when a failed knee replacement operation meant he was no longer able to attend the church he had loved for so long. Dorothy rang until last year when getting up the spiral staircase became difficult. They were both in the church choir, on the PCC and were involved in all of the fund raising activities at the church.

Don was in the Royal Military Police at the end of the war and served in Italy and the Middle East. He later worked for many years at British Telecom. He and Dorothy celebrated their Golden Wedding in June.

They will be sadly missed.


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