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Funeral details released for popular Fakenham sports reporter

PUBLISHED: 08:42 25 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:26 25 May 2018

A service of celebration was held to remember the life of John Cushion.  Picture: Supplied.

A service of celebration was held to remember the life of John Cushion. Picture: Supplied.

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Details have been released for the funeral of a former news and sports reporter from Fakenham.

Details have been released for the funeral of a former news and sports reporter from Fakenham.

John Cushion is to be laid to rest at the Cromer Crematorium at the end of the month after he succumbed to cancer on May 15 at the age of 71.

The popular Fakenham resident, who was known as ‘Cush’ among his friends, made a name for himself in Norfolk after working for Archant as a Fakenham news and sports reporter for 45 years.

He was best know for his passion for local sports, which he often supported even when he wasn’t required to report on it. His former colleague on the newspaper sportsdesk, Viv Thomas, called him a “brilliant” and “dedicated” journalist.

Fakenham’s mayor, George Acheson, said: “He was really well known, highly respected and a great friend of Fakenham.”

The funeral will take place at Cromer Crematorium at 11am on May 30. It is being called a celebration of life and people are asked “to wear bright colours and a smile.”

MORE: Tributes paid to popular sports reporter who died after cancer battle

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