Donation to honour Howie Ellison

The memory of a popular East Winch man has been honoured with a donation to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn.

Howard Ellison, known as Howie, was a patient at the hospital before sadly losing his battle to cancer on May 25.

Mr Ellison, who originated from Newton-Le-Willows, made many friends while working as a mechanic in King’s Lynn. He had also won awards for keeping and breeding tropical fish but was also enjoyed squash, bowling, computer games along with building remote controlled planes and spending time with his grandson Bradley, 11.

His wife Mary, daughter Leigh and son Anthony have decided to donate the £1,476.75 which was raised during a collection at the funeral service to the hospital’s Macmillan Centre.

Mrs Ellison said: “It means an awful lot to make this donation and we wanted it to go somewhere which helps people.

“Howard was a very light-hearted man and always had a smile on his face. He was a family man and loved spending time with Bradley.

“We wish to thank everyone who supported the family after Howard’s death.”

Dr Ioannis Gounaris, from the hospital, received the cheque from Mrs Ellison and family on Tuesday August 23.

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Pictured are: Bradley and Leigh Didwell with Mary Ellison and Dr Ioannis Gounaris

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