Tony Kely 1937- 2014

After a very short illness Tony Kelly died aged 77 on Oct 14th in the James Paget Hospital and received a humanist funeral at Gorleston Crematorium on the 20th of October followed by a celebration of his life at the Bear and Bells in Beccles.
To say that Tony was a lifelong campaigner is an understatement. Wherever he was he would look to join in the struggle for a better world. His favourite saying was, “If you tell me where the revolution is, I’ll be there.” He worked as a merchant seaman, a printer, at Fords of Dagenham and lived for a while on the coast of Georgia.
After retiring he moved from the Isle of White to Beccles and supported ESTA, the railway pressure group, attended Beccles Town Council meetings, to some effect, and was an active member of LCAC. He cycled over from Beccles to join our leafleting up until a few weeks before his death and attended the Burston Strike School rally on September 7th when he was already diagnosed as being seriously ill. There he set himself and completed the task of photographing every stall on the green.
It was typical that a few days before his death he pinned up a newspaper cutting in his hospital room. It was for his nurses and it told of the pressures that nurses were working under.
Our condolences go to his widow Margaret. We offer her all our best wishes for the future.

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