Mourners fill church for Denis

More than 150 mourners filled St Mary Magdalene Church in Ecton last week for the funeral of Rotarian Denis Pearson, who passed away after a long illness on September 7.

Denis, 72, a member of the Ise Valley Rotary Club, was a keen bell-ringer being tower captain at St Mary’s Church, Higham Ferrers, and had many hobbies including wood carving.

After leaving Wellingborough Grammar School Denis studied architecture at Sheffield University, later going into partnership with Bob Gotch in Wellingborough.