The funeral of a former council leader and respected crab fisherman will take place later this month. 

There will be a service for John Lee, from Cromer, on Tuesday, September 26 at Cromer Parish Church.

Mr Lee, who died aged 60 following a short battle with cancer, was an eight-generation fisherman, who also served as a lifeboatman and on Cromer Town Council.  

He represented Cromer on North Norfolk District Council and held roles including its chairman and leader. 

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His widow, Donna Lee, said of him: “He called a spade a spade, he was straight-talking and honest.

"He was a family man, very sociable, and very committed to Cromer, the community and to youth football.

“He was proud to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. He always said going to sea on a nice day was the best part of his day.”

Mr Lee went into crab fishing after leaving school when he was aged 15 or 16. It was a calling he was happy to dedicate his life to.

The funeral service will take place at 1.30pm.