Memorial Service for former Criccieth RNLI crew member
Volunteers crew members and station officials from Criccieth's RNLI Lifeboat Station convened yesterday to celebrate the life of former crew member, Griff Davies Owen alongside his family and friends.
The Memorial Service, held in the Lifeboat Station, was attended by around 100 individuals including members of Côr Meibion Dwyfor choir who sang three songs during the service. Following the Service, the Crew launched the Station's Atlantic 85 lifeboat, Doris Joan and spread flowers in the bay.
Griff had served as a Crew member and Helmsman on the Lifeboat for 18 years in total, before emigrating to New Zealand in late 1990.
Following the Service, Criccieth's Lifeboat Operations Manager Peter Williams commented "everybody who had served and knew Griff feels a sad loss. Today's service was a fitting tribute to a much-loved figure who had served the Station with distinction".
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Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.