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Family of much-loved woman give thanks after her funeral

PUBLISHED: 14:58 18 June 2018 | UPDATED: 14:58 18 June 2018

Ann North-Graves, when she was presented with one of her 'community hero' awards. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

Ann North-Graves, when she was presented with one of her 'community hero' awards. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

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The family of a woman who spent her life helping others has thanked everyone who went to her funeral to pay their respects.

Ann North-Graves’ widower Tony and son David said the service for the 81-year-old from Roughton was a “fitting tribute to celebrate her life.”

Tony said they had received sympathy cards from around the world following her death on April 21.

He said: “We knew she had a lot of friends, but we really didn’t appreciate how many lives she had touched, or the effect she had upon their lives.

“Thank you all for your kind thoughts and for the memories you shared with us.”

Ann was well-known around Cromer for her work as part of groups such as Age Concern, and was given awards by the town council as well as the North Norfolk Community Partnership.

Tony said they also wanted to thank the ambulance and hospital staff who worked their hardest to save Ann’s life.

He said: “They arrived in eight minutes and then worked tirelessly for a long time.

More than £1,000 was rased at the funeral, which Tony said would be donated to help: “keep the air ambulance in the air to help others.”

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