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Norrey, Fred

The funeral was held recently (6th July) for the late Frederick Arthur Norrey of Lostock Gralam who died on 30th June 2011, aged 83 years. Fred was born in Lostock Gralam; he was the youngest child of George & Elizabeth Norrey, having three brothers and one sister. Born and brought up in Lostock, he lived in the house that he was born in for 82 years. He attended Lostock School and later Rudheath. In 1945, aged 17, Fred joined The Kings Own Scottish Borderers, then the Royal Engineers, serving for four years in Palestine; driving military engines on the Palestinian Railways. Returning to England he was stationed for three years with the Royal Engineers Dock Squadron at Longmore Military Railway, Southampton. On leaving the Army in 1953, Fred joined the Post Office, which he enjoyed, especially his usual delivery round at Arley and retired 32 years later. Also in 1953, he became a member of the Army Cadet Force, retiring after 30 years, as Major Liaison Officer for Cheshire and was presented with an award in 1983, for his outstanding service to the Force. Fred and Lilian enjoyed visiting gardens, which Fred videoed; he liked model making and all things to do with steam and oil and was a member of Northwich 8E Railway Society. Fred was a sidesman at St Johnís Church, Lostock Gralam and for a time a Church Warden. Fred is survived by his wife Lilian, son Martin, daughter Joanne, daughter-in-law Deborah and four grandchildren Leanne, Richard, Kigh and Olivia. The service at Lostock Gralam Parish Church was conducted by Revd Barbara Sharp, prior to interment in the churchyard. As well as family flowers, donations were received for Lostock Gralam Parish Church. Arrangements by George Bell Funeral Service, Lostock Green, Northwich.

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