Sidmouth Lifeboat crew bid Noel farewell
Final farewell from Sidmouth Lifeboat volunteers to stalwart helper
FIFTEEN lifeboat crew and volunteers stood outside Sidmouth Lifeboat Station on Thursday to pay their final respects to one of their own.
Noel Barwick’s funeral cort�ge drove along the Esplanade and past the lifeboat station for the last time, before driving to Exeter for a private cremation.
In the afternoon a service of thanksgiving took place at Sidmouth Methodist Church.
Noel, who died at Holmesley Nursing Home, aged 90, soon became involved with Sidmouth Lifeboat when he moved to Sidmouth in 2001.
You may also want to watch:
He built up a group of volunteers to form a support team, which enabled the lifeboat station to be open to visitors more frequently.
“His enthusiasm and dedication helped to create the high reputation, which the Sidmouth Lifeboat now enjoys and is a great testimony to his memory,” said lifeboat trustee Freddy Wedderburn, whose wife Jean is Noel’s sister.
- 1 Thousands of washed up fish provide easy pickings for fishermen and gulls
- 2 Sidmouth's 'fantastic' new amphitheatre 'an asset to the town'
- 3 Property of the Week: Fortfield Terrace, Sidmouth
- 4 Vision Group awards recognise 'champions' who helped Sidmouth pull through lockdown
- 5 Photo competition will capture the town's important moments
- 6 New plan to build East Devon back better after the pandemic
- 7 Good vibrations will be felt as the boys return to the beach
- 8 New owner sought for prominent Sidmouth seafront businesses
- 9 Community rally around pensioner in hour of need
- 10 Dan's retail vision provides timely food for thought