John was born in Watton on 11 April, 1932 to John and Mary Elliott and he had a sister Muriel. He attended school in Beswick and then Cranswick. After leaving school he began work at Theakstons, then went to Pextons for 24 years and then to Bradshaws for 24 years until retirement.
He was a keen football player and played for Cranswick and he enjoyed all the usual farming pursuits and social activities. He met his wife to be Daphne at the Driffield Show and they married in Garton on the Wolds. After their marriage they lived in one of the houses at Watton Grange. They went on to have two children – David and Carole – and lived in Watton for eight years before moving to Cranswick where they lived for 33 years. They eventually settled in Nafferton.
John was a keen gardener, he was a very practical man and enjoyed decorating and DIY. He was always willing to help others. He was very family orientated and was very proud of them and loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He had always attended church wherever he was and had been a church warden.
He will be greatly missed.
Family mourners: Daphne Elliott, David and Caroline Elliott, Carole Elliott-Croft, Adrian Croft, Jessica Croft, Evie Croft, John and Daphne Hill rep Jason and Anna Hill , Esme Thomas, Chris Wilson.
Others present: Stuart Bradshaw rep E B Bradshaw and Sons, Daphne Bradshaw, Simon Bradshaw, Sheila and Mike Hara rep Barbara Hara and Evelyn Foster, Julie Pease, Mr and Mrs Herbert (Archie) Hutchinson, Nicky Ingham rep Tony, Alex and Laura, Dick and Eileen Dixon, John Rennison, Malcolm Sowersby, Lawrence and Margaret Oxley, Ann Ingle.
Doreen Nettleship, Joyce Goodlass, Mr and Mrs C Hara rep Jeremy Hara and family, Peter and Sheila Croft, Gordon and Anne Tyler, Cynthia and John Dawson rep the Harrison family, Mr and Mrs P Honor, Doreen Laing, Mr and Mrs Barry Allgood, Alan and Margaret Botham, Delia and John Dean, Joyce Smithson, Lynn Palmer, Susan Nichol rep Jill Singleton, Jean Burrell rep Ruth and Geoff Butler, Mr and Mrs M Websdale, Christine Evans rep Paul Evans and Julie Warkup, Brian Colley, Barbara and Richard Lakes rep Amanda Jibson and David Lakes, Mr P Bowman, Mr H W Thompson, Susan Williams rep the family, Betty Peat.
Peter Shields rep Marjorie, Christine Shaylor, Malcolm Bentley, Ian and Annette Lamble rep Peter and Sandra Dunn, Christine Murray, Margaret Dodds rep Ivan, Jayne Porter, Mildred Watson rep Steve, George and Heather Harrison, Paul and Jane Foster, Margaret and James Brennand, Linda and Gordon Calvert rep Hayley Calvert and Lynsey Lilly, Connor Calvert, Mike Chesterfield, John Goodlass rep Florence, Richard Jennison, Florence Jennison.