‘The most gentlest of people’ - Galton Blackiston pays tribute to former business partner Justin Fraser

Justin Gordon Fraser, owner of House Cafe in Norwich. Photo courtesy of Albertine Fraser

Justin Gordon Fraser, owner of House Cafe in Norwich. Photo courtesy of Albertine Fraser - Credit: albertine fraser

Friends and customers of a well-known Norwich cafe owner and chef have shared tributes following his death.

Justin Gordon Fraser, 49, who ran House Cafe on St Benedicts Street in the city, died suddenly earlier this month.

Originally born in Sydney, Mr Fraser moved to Garboldisham as a toddler and spent the majority of his life in the area, attending City College Norwich as a teen.

Before taking on House, he worked in the hotel business, taking over Morston Hall near Holt in the 1990s.

His former business partner, Galton Blackiston, said: 'Justin was there when we opened Morston Hall, he was our business partner and a major cog in the Morston Hall wheel.

'Justin was the complete gentle man! A wonderful partner and just the most gentlest of people. We are very shocked by the news but are sure if there's a place where all the good guys go Justin will be there.'

MORE: Tributes paid to 'adored father' and well known Norwich cafe ownerOthers who knew Mr Fraser have taken time to share their thoughts on Facebook.

Matthew Morrison: 'A real shame. He was a very nice person indeed and will be missed.'

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Ryan Dickerson: 'I'm so sad to hear about Justin, I only worked with him for a short time but he was a lovely guy and a great cook! Thinking of all the family at this time! Also sending much love.'

Rposom Burnett: 'Good bye and thank you for taking the time to make me lactose free pancakes, it was probably a pain but they made my day at work so much easier and brighter.'

Martin, from Circular Sound: 'I am truly saddened to hear about Justin your Father, Husband, Friend, his smile, laughter and kindness will always be remembered. My thoughts are with his family, friends & staff.'

Do you have a memory of Justin you'd like to share? Leave your tribute to him in the comments below.