Proud rock 'n' roll family man from Isleham dies at the age of 82

A “proud and devoted” family man Sid Cox from Isleham has died at the age of 82. Picture: FAMILY

A "proud and devoted" family man Sid Cox from Isleham has died at the age of 82. Picture: FAMILY

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A "proud and devoted" family man from Isleham who was well-known for his involvement with Isleham Football Club has died at the age of 82.

Sidney “Sid” Cox, of West Street, died in Orchard House, Sawston, on November 13. His funeral was held at St Andrews Church in Isleham on November 30.

Sid grew up in Soham, and attended Soham Grammar School. In his early years, he was a “teddy boy”, and this began his lifetime love of rock ‘n’ roll music.

He married Ann in 1962 and moved to Isleham, where they subsequently raised their son and daughter.

After various jobs, he worked for Eastern Counties Lubricants, Soham.

Sid worked for many years at C.I. Caravans, Newmarket, as a driver, and was involved with Isleham Football Club where he went on to instigate Isleham Youth Club.

In 1982, he set up his own light haulage business, which he successfully ran until ill health forced him to take life easier in 2001.

However, not one for giving in, Sid became part-time cemetery keeper in Isleham, alongside helping friends and family as a handyman, or providing lifts.

He enjoyed holidaying in his caravan, and pottering at home in his infamous workshop.

“Above all, he was a proud and devoted family man, who loved to provide for and spend time with his three grandchildren.”

Family mourners in attendance at the funeral were: Ann Cox (wife), Simon Cox (son), Tracey Bayes (daughter), Alan Bayes, Louise Cox, Alice Bayes (grand-daughter), Lara Cox (grand-daughter), Sawyer Cox (grand-son), Michael Hogg & Patricia Wolfston, Gareth Hogg, Shaun Hogg & Gemma King, Queenie Cox, Tony & Debbie Cox, Gary Cox, Mark Cox, Craig & Laura Cox, Carl & Jo Cox, Mr & Mrs D Brumby, Michael & Pamela Cowley, Janice & Roger Bell, Mr & Mrs G Radford (family), Ray & Enid Sheldrick (rep Lisa), Cynthia Sheldrick, Colin Sheldrick (rep Kath Dodd, Isleham United FC) & Ketty Montout, Adrian Sheldrick (rep Alfie & Isleham Cricket Club) & Katie Millar (rep Anne), Jason Sheldrick (rep Tonia & Jude), Emma Sheldrick (rep Leighton), Paula Sheldrick, Tom Sheldrick (rep Naomi) & Ceri May.

Other mourners were: Alan & Betty Ashley (re Brian & Janice Pope), David Brown, John Lyon, Stella Pollard (rep Samuel), Terry Butcher, Karen Millar, Ken Gammon, Sylvia Powell, Karen Crozier (rep Donna Paxton-Tomb), Mr and Mrs R Wells, Beryl Curtis, Peter & Jenny Flatt, Elizabeth Howe (rep Barry), Trevor & Beryl Neal, Harry French, Mary Bird, Nick Bird, Nichole Hay, Andrew Hay, Tina Leaford, Sharon Pinkowski, Mr E Jolly, Michael Kelly (rep Alan Webber), Jean Bayes (rep Alison Logan), Barbara Bayes (rep Chris), Martin & Carol Gilbey, Colin Ellwood (rep Veronica), Angela Wells, Mick & Christine Bassett, Robert Myson, Margaret Starling, Gwen Gauge (rep Susan Cox), Janice & Geoff Green, Linda Chandler (rep Malcolm), Jeanette Malkin, Angela & Terry Lister, Jo Sheldrick (rep Ivy Donnison), Mr & Mrs L Gee, Malcolm & Doreen Spiers, Trevor & Marion Bird, John & Elaine Fleet, Alan Watson, Gary Watson, John Woollard, Sue Eyre (Aspland), Pauline Wilkes (rep Isleham Parish Council), H & D Beckett, Kevin Bird, Malcolm Collen (rep John Pyke), Stephen & Penny Burgess, John Aves, Richard Schrader.

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