Graham Deacon was born in Fleckney in 1931.
His parents ran the busy Fleckney Working
Menís Club. After meeting Doreen Holyoak in
the late 50s, they married in 1959 and
settled in their first and only home in
Rosebery Avenue, Kibworth, bringing up their
two children, Christine and
Graham predominantly worked for local
employers, Slaters, initially as a paint
sprayer, eventually becoming foreman. He
retired at 60 having suffered a stroke.
Amongst his many talents, Graham will be
remembered for his lifelong passion for
growing prize winning dahlias. Each year
friends and neighbours were in awe at the
incredible floral display in his much loved
He was always a smart and kind man with a
warm word for everyone. A generous man with
a wry, dry sense of humour and ultimately, a
proud family man.
Sadly, he passed away on 16 January.
Condolence letters referred to Ďa lovely man
and a true Gentlemaní, which he certainly
was. He will be greatly missed by family,
friends and acquaintances alike.