Tributes paid to Annie

Annie Ellinor, who will be 100 years old on Thursday 21st Aug 2008.
Annie Ellinor, who will be 100 years old on Thursday 21st Aug 2008.

Much loved Wisbech pensioner Annie Ellinor has died at the age of 104.

Annie, who lived at Onyx Court for many years, sadly died in hospital last Monday after contracting pneumonia.

Annie moved to Wisbech as a child and worked on the land until she was in her 70s. She was married to Louis Ellinor, who died in 1976, and they had four children, one of whom died in infancy.

Ron and Joyce have countless fond memories of their mum and said she loved travelling. She visited many countries with friends and was very active until age forced her to slow down in recent years.

Annie was also a big fan of bingo. She was a member of the St Raphael Club and attended the Tuesday Club until it disbanded.

But she will be best known as a founder member of the Wisbech and District Tenants’ Association, of which she was life president.

Current chairman Tony Roughton said: “If I can as good as her when I’m 80, I’ll be happy. I think she only missed about four tenants’ meetings in the 13 years I’ve known her.

“Annie was well liked and she will be missed.”

Annie’s funeral will take place on Wednesday, July 10. There will be a service at 1.30pm at the Salvation Army Citadel, followed by a service at King’s Lynn Crematorium at 2.30pm. There will be a gathering at Onyx Court afterwards.