THE King’s Ely community has been left saddened by the death of Old Elean and past President of the Old Eleans Club, John Alfred Bedford.

John, a family man and very well-known local character, passed away peacefully at his home in Witchford on November 22nd after a short period of illness, aged 82.

John, who was a pupil at King’s Ely from 1948-54, was President of the Old Eleans Club in 1981 and was a very involved member of the school community, with his son, Trevor, and granddaughters, Emma and Katie, all being students at King’s Ely.

John was cherished by his wife Enid, his children Trevor, Stephen and Zoe, and their families. He had recently become a great-grandfather.

A private family funeral is being followed by a Thanksgiving Service at St Peter’s Church in Church Lane, Wilburton, at 12noon on Friday 6th December, to which all are welcome to attend.

Donations to the Elysian Riding for the Disabled and the Friends of St. Andrew’s Church Witchford can be left at the service or sent directly to Ely Funeral Directors in Forehill, Ely.

Our thoughts our with John’s family and friends.

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