Tribute to Holyhead RNLI crew member and tractor driver

A CREW member and tractor driver at Holyhead RNLI died suddenly at home.

John Turner died on Monday, January 9. 

Posting on Facebook on Thursday, January 12, RNLI Holyhead Lifeboat Station said: “It was with great sadness that we heard the news that John Turner, a recent crew member here at Holyhead RNLI, had passed away suddenly at home on Monday.

“John served as shore crew for a period of time and had qualified as a fully fledged tractor driver, helping to launch and recover our inshore lifeboat. He took part in training sessions and also assisted bringing in our all-weather lifeboat.”

Mr Turner was described as a devoted husband to his wife Elaine and father to daughter Nicki.

The statement added: “He loved walking every day with his wife Elaine and dog Cookie, regularly stopping to chat with anyone he met.

“John was a committed member of our team and made a valuable contribution during his time with us. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Elaine, their daughter Nicki, and all of his family and friends.”

North Wales Chronicle | Anglesey