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Friday, December 3, 2021

Family of Wynn "Paraffin" Hughes thank people of Llangollen

The family of Wynn "Paraffin" Hughes have asked llanblogger to pass on their thanks to everyone who attended his funeral service at St Collen's Church yesterday.

Wynn passed away at the age of 87 on November 11.

During the well-attended service the Vicar of Llangollen, Father Lee Taylor, said that although the word 'legend' was used a lot these days it was a description "well deserved" by Wynn.

"He was someone who was admired by a lot of people, someone who was original and someone who was amazing - a local treasure. And it is an honorific title well deserved by Wynn," he said.

Hymns "Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer" and "O God Our Help in Ages Past" were interspersed with eulogies by Wynn's family member Paul Hughes and Gareth Lloyd from Llangollen Football Club both of which contained some humorous anecdotes about Wynn.

Donations from the funeral will go to Hope House Hospice and to Llangollen Football Club for a trophy or plaque in memory of Wynn.

Wynn's flowered-topped coffin was proceeded both into and out of church by a standard bearer from the Llangollen branch of the Royal British Legion, showing his support over many years as a collector during the annual Poppy Appeal.

As the funeral cortege was driven down Castle Street towards Wrexham a number of people lined the street to see Wynn go by on his final journey from Llangollen and many applauded as a mark of respect for his unique standing in the town. 

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