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OBITUARY: FRANK KENNETH ELLIS, 1924-2001

Frank was born in Streatham, London, the eldest of three brothers, whose father was a butcher. He was always a bright lad and a 'go-getter'. He spent most of the war in India in the REME and was well known for organising entertainment for his fellow soldiers. After the war he bought a greengrocers in Brixton which he ran with his brother. He later bought a builders' merchants which he ran very successfully for many years, now run by his eldest son.

He led a very active life in the Brixton area and, amongst many other charitable activities, he was a past President of the Rotary Club, and served on the Board of Governors of the Prison. He married Iris in 1951 and they celebrated their Golden Wedding last January. He had a caravan in Middleton when the boys were young and decided to build a house in Bognor for his retirement. He joined the local Rotary Club in 1985.

Besides being a popular member of Bognor Golf Club he had a very smart Rolls-Royce and joined the RREC. Until his illness he was looking to replace his Silver Spirit with a more recent model but he never found the right bargain!

He is survived by his wife, Iris, his two sons and their families.

He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

John Bray and Tony Leach