28 Feb 2018 in News
Sad death of larger-than-life character
Tributes have been paid to former Boston Town bar manager Lance Butterwick, who has died following a brief illness.
He was a hugely popular and larger-than-life character, who was brought in to run the Phoenix Lounge social club and bar at Tattershall Road in the early 1990s.
His funeral will take place at Boston Crematorium on Friday 9 March at 10.30am, followed by refreshments at the Conservative Club. His son Rob said: "Feel free to wear what you want, dad would have wanted it that way. We're only doing family flowers and are having a collection for the Stroke Association."
Chairman Mick Vines remembered Lance as always being immmaculately dressed, wearing a dickie bow every match day.
"Great guy and loads of fond memories. Rest in peace, Lance, a really great honour to have had so many good years with you," he said.
Andy Sandall, former programme editor and kitman at the club, said Lance was a real character who was very popular with the players.
"All I can do is look back and smile about some of the funniest, craziest and unbelievable times of my life," he said.
Former players have also paid tribute to Lance.
Lee Rippin described him as "one of life’s characters" while Chris Cook said he was a "lovely, lovely man who will be sorely missed".