TRIBUTES have been paid to a former village postmaster who has died at the age of 89.
Former Ruabon postmaster Emlyn Foulkes died at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital on January 26 after a short illness.
Mr Foulkes, of Rhosymadoc, Wrexham, served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War and was later a police sergeant based in Colwyn Bay, but who served in Llangollen.
He was a prominent Freemason, and a member of the Square and Compasses Lodge, and was a postmaster in Ruabon towards the end of his life.
His friend and fellow Freemason Charlie Harris, of Erbistock, said: “He was a wonderful man.
“I knew him for more than 40 years. He was humorous, kind, friendly – just a nice man.”
Mr Foulkes had a late wife Marion and late son Bev, and is survived by daughter Gaynor.
His nephew Peter Williams, of Marford, added: “He was a family man and liked a joke.
“He was very well-known in the Ruabon area and in Gwersyllt too where he ran another post office for a time.”
His funeral was yesterday at All Saint’s Church, Gresford.
Donations in his memory will be made to Chirk Community Hospital and the Bedwen ward at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.