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Tributes to former Rhosymadoc postmaster who died at 89

Published date: 06 February 2013 |
Published by: Lois Hough
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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.

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  1. Posted by: Niece at 14:44 on 03 March 2013 Report

    Emlyn was the only son of the late Isaac and Annie Foulkes of Llys Allen, Ruthin Rd, Denbigh. He leaves a sister Eirwen Smith and a neice and nephew together with 2great nephews 3 great neicess and 4greatgreat neices.

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