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The funeral of Owen Church, NFRN National President between 1995 and 1996, will take place on Tuesday September 14 at 12 noon at St Mary’s the Virgin Church in Hemsby, Norfolk.

The family have requested no flowers, but donations can be made to the RNLI or St Mary’s the Virgin Church.  These should be sent via Murrant Family Funeral Services, 14 The Green, Martham, Norfolk NR29 4PA. Dress code is optional.

Owen, who was 78, was the local postmaster in Hemsby, near Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, for more than 55 years.

During his long association with the NFRN – he joined in 1964 – Owen was involved at every level – as branch, district and National President, and was a member of the National Council for more than 50 years.

As a past chairman of both the Ratcliffe Benevolent Fund Committee and the Carl Bridgewater Memorial Fund Committee, his contribution to the NFRN’s charities was immense as was the work he did for news deliverers over many years.

In recognition of his dedication to the NFRN, in 2019, Owen was named the longest serving active member of the year at the NFRN’s centenary awards, together with his friend and fellow Norfolk retailer Ralph Childs.

The NFRN’s thoughts and sympathies are with Owen’s family at this sad time.

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