Death of Seahouses RNLI Station Chairman

Lifeboats News Release

It is with sadness that we report the death of Mr John Hanvey (Senior), aged 82, the Chairman of Seahouses RNLI Lifeboat Station Management Committee, on Saturday 10 December 2016.

John Hanvey (Snr) 1934 -2016

RNLI/Ian Clayton

John Hanvey (Snr) 1934 -2016

John joined the crew in 1949, and has served in various roles until his death. He had been Lifeboat Crew, then Deputy Launch Authority and Station Management Committee Chairman. He was totally dedicated to the RNLI and to this Lifeboat Station, serving for an amazing 67 years.

He will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with his wife Mary, son John (Seahouses current RNLI coxswain/mechanic), wife Andreena, and grand children Fraser and Emily. No funeral arrangements have yet been made.

RNLI Picture caption

The photograph shows John Hanvey (Senior) 1934 -2016. Picture credit: Ian Clayton/RNLI.

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