Originally printed on January 22, 2013 in the Derby Telegraph.
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GRESHAM Edwin Thomas Tom Tom died on Monday 14th January 2013, at the Royal Derby Hospital. He was 82 years old and died peacefully, with Marian, his companion of 13 years holding his hand. He was the eldest child of Alfred and Esther Gresham, his brothers and sisters: Peter, Brian, Margaret, Leslie, Neville, Mary, the late Michael and Trevor. He was married twice, to Joan and Sue. He was the loving father of Mary, Karen and Edwin. He was a grandfather. He was a Telegram Boy, apprentice Locking Fitter at L.M.S., a Foundry Foreman at Qualcast. He was a keen gardener and spent a lot of time hiring out the equipment at Mackworth Road Allotments. He was always willing to help anybody and was much loved by fellow allotmenteers, also the grandchildren of Marian his number one girl: James, Amber, Lily and Dulcie, Max and Ellie. He will be missed by many. Funeral Thursday 31st January. Service 12.00 noon in the Main Chapel at Markeaton Crematorium. No flowers by request but donations in lieu of flowers, for Downs Syndrome Derby, may be sent c/o G. Wathall and Son Ltd, 101 Macklin Street, Derby DE1 1LG. Telephone 01332 345268.