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RNLI ‘rock’ passes away

Chris Wilkinson

Chris Wilkinson

Peel RNLI Lifeboat has lost one of its strongest volunteers and supporters.

Chris Wilkinson died aged 77 on Monday, May 12, after being unwell for several weeks.

Chris only recently retired as Deputy Launch Authority, a post he held for thirteen years, during which time he was also station administration officer for seven years.

Allen Corlett, lifeboat operations manager, said: ‘It has been a privilege for myself and the Peel station branch to have had someone with such commitment, drive, inability to shirk responsibility, and a willingness to spend long hours in the boathouse awaiting the return of “Ruby Clery”.

‘He truly has been a rock.

‘All at Peel station send their heartfelt sympathy to Chris’s wife Hilary and the rest of the family.’

 

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