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Double death latest: Joint funeral for Cromer shotgun couple

08:21 13 December 2012

A funeral is being held today for Andrea and Keith Johnson, pictured. PHOTO: submitted.

A funeral is being held today for Andrea and Keith Johnson, pictured. PHOTO: submitted.

Archant Norfolk 2012

A Cromer couple who died in a double shooting will be carried down the aisle in a poignant joint funeral in the church where they married eight years ago.

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Keith and Andrea Johnson’s families will unite for the service at Cromer Parish Church on Friday December 21, at which the building is likely to be full to overflowing with mourners.

As reported, North Norfolk District Council leader and former Cromer mayor Mr Johnson, 58, is thought to have shot his wife Andrea in a neighbour’s garden at Compit Hills, near Cromer, on December 2, before turning the gun on himself.

Despite the circumstances, Mrs Johnson’s parents, John and Janice Chadwick, who live near Stalham, said last week that they had “no animosity” towards their son-in-law – and hoped that a joint funeral could be held.

Mrs Chadwick said: “We have no animosity against Keith or anybody. It was a spur of the moment thing.”

Their wish has now come true, and the service will go ahead at 1pm, followed by a private burial.

A funeral notice printed today says: “To honour Andrea’s vibrant personality, her family requests that those who attend her funeral wear an article of brightly-coloured clothing.”

The notice says Mr Johnson was the son of “broken-hearted mum” Joyce and the late Ted, and brother of Trevor and Joanie, Pauline and Roger, plus a “dear uncle and great uncle”.

Of Mrs Johnson, it says: “She was a beloved daughter, sister, auntie and nana and will be deeply missed by those she left behind.”

She is survived by her parents, her sister Sharon Thorpe and her husband Kevin, her brother Brian and his wife Lisa, nieces and nephews Zoe, Lauren, Jack, Owen and Alison and step-grandchildren Sophie and Edward.

Family flowers only are requested for the funeral, but donations in Mr Johnson’s name can be made to Cromer Parish Church, or in Mrs Johnson’s name to East Anglian Air Ambulance – both at the funeral or via Cromer and District Funeral Services, 32 West Street, Cromer, NR27 9DS.

Last week, Norfolk coroner William Armstrong opened and adjourned an inquest into the deaths, at which he said Mrs Johnson was shot in the chest and Mr Johnson in the neck.

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