Martin Crannis

The energy and enthusiasm with which a Norfolk businessman put into his family life and the well-being of the community were highlighted at his funeral.

The energy and enthusiasm with which a Norfolk businessman put into his family life and the well-being of the community were highlighted at his funeral.

A colourful figure, Martin Crannis died on July 13 after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 75.

People from all walks of life in West Norfolk filled St Nicholas Chapel last month to hear warm tributes paid to Mr Crannis, who contributed so much to the life of the community over so many years.

He was well known as a member of King's Lynn Rotary Club, joining in 1972 and serving as president in 1986/87.


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Mr Crannis, of Gayton Road, Lynn, was an active member of the old Lynn Chamber of Trade and Commerce serving as president in 1977/1978.

He was a driving force behind many of the chamber's successful initiatives.

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He was involved in many charitable bodies.

Tributes recording his life were given by friends Roger Gray and Bill Irwin.

A reading was given by Felicity Bond.

The Rev Andrew Haig told mourners, led by Mr Crannis's wife of 45-years, Maureen and the family, that two expressions reflected the character of Martin Crannis: 'If a job is worth doing, it's worth doing well' and 'If you want something doing ask a busy person'.

"Martin was a good man and there was something about the little devil in him but he would have a go at anything," said Mr Haig.

The service was followed by cremation at Mintlyn Crematorium.

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