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Appreciation For Lance Cunliffe By R Hudson

Lance(Robin) was a devoted, sincere, talented, practical, logical, friendly and down to earth person. Lance loved being outdoors, enjoying what nature had to offer, and to keep as active, fit and healthy as possible. Lance’s greatest interest was his love for the Sea and Boats and Lance would love chances to visit the coast, marinas, fishing villages and boat jumbles. When Lance was much younger he went to Nautical College to take a certificate in Proficiency in ‘Deep Sea Fishing’, and this took him fishing all over the North Sea, and experiencing some really rough weather. When asked why he chose to do that job, his reply would be “to provide food for the country”. Lance, many years ago, was part of a Western Club. Lance dressed up as a cowboy, and with the rest of the club members they used to perform western shows and acts to audiences of all ages. All monies raised from these performances where given to various charities. Lance wanted to live life to the full and he achieved ambitions, despite having a chronic illness. Circumstances over this last year had enabled Lance meeting up with family and friends, some of whom he had not seen for considerable time. Lance had a fulfilling life right up to the end. As a friend of Lance’s said to me, ‘Why does God always take the good ones ?”. May Lance rest in peace. Lance will always be remembered, as we touch others like Lance touched us.

Added on: 16 November 2007


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