Tribute to Peter Ogg - Flixborough councillor and farmer - who died aged 75
A MUCH-loved farmer and chairman of Flixborough Parish Council has died at the age of 75.
Father-of-four Peter Ogg was born in Whitton and then moved with his parents Calvert and Elsie to East Farm in Flixborough in 1938.
He was born and bred into an agricultural life, growing up on the farm with his brother Raymond and going to school in the village.
Mr Ogg then went on to Scunthorpe Technical High School, before attending Riseholme Agricultural College.
He was a member of Brigg Young Farmers and worked for his father on the farm before doing his national service in the army.
Mr Ogg's father died in 1967 so the brothers took over the farm.
Peter met his wife Brenda at Flixborough Primary School.
She said: "We knew each other at school and were both members of Burton Youth Club.
"But it wasn't until we met up in 1978 that the relationship developed and we got married in 1979.
"We enjoyed going on holiday to Cornwall and abroad and Peter enjoyed meeting his friends and going for a pint in the village pub."
Mr Ogg's health deteriorated and in 2007 he had to retire from farming.
During his retirement, Mr Ogg continued as chairman of Flixborough Parish Council, a role he held for 15 years.
Mrs Ogg said: "He really enjoyed being a councillor."
Mr Ogg was found in his car on December 11 after he went out for a drive with his dog. He died from an aneurysm.
Mrs Ogg said: "Peter loved wildlife and it seems fitting that when he died, he was in a place he loved, watching the buzzards with the dog that had been his faithful companion for 14 years.
"His death was a huge shock.
"He was my rock and helped me through some difficult times.
"We had a great marriage and he never complained, even when he was in great pain with his legs.
"He was a strong support and comfort.
"He never talked about his problems and would rather have a laugh and be cheerful."
Wendy Williamson, from Flixborough Parish Council, said: "Peter had an incredible knowledge of the parish, he was a valued chairman, colleague and friend.
"I personally will miss him greatly as I am sure his fellow councillors will also."