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Paul Kemp

Sadly, our EACC Norfolk Section has lost one of our Northern members, condolences to Mel and family.  Paul will be fondly remembered by me for his perseverance with his Wisp on the Coast and Broad run just last September.  It was Paul and Mel who introduced quizzes to our section meetings.

Dave Watson

Paul Kemp died peacefully on December 16th 2020, aged 64 years, after a battle with Prostate Cancer.  He was married to Melanie and they have two daughters, Pippa and Rachel.  His funeral was on Tuesday 5th January 2021, with restricted attendance because of the Covid-19 precautions, but also a limited live broadcast via internet wizardry.

Paul had a lifelong fascination with things mechanical, of which he made his career.  He enjoyed motor cycles and sports cars as a hobby throughout his life.  Those of us who saw the quality of his restoration work were impressed with his attention to detail.  He was acknowledged as a truly gentle man who was admired and appreciated by people who got to know him.  Paul was described in a tribute to him as, stoic, generous and kind.  One of his daughters said of her dad that he ‘Lived in his overalls, in his garage’, which is a description many of us will understand.

His career included spells working in exotic locations such as Dubai, Saudi Arabia, and Middlesex.  After their travels Mel and Paul settled down in North Norfolk at their forever-home in Beeston Regis.  Paul worked in the EME department at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital where he rose to manage the department, serving in the NHS for over 20 years.  After retiring from work Paul took up a new job at Holt Motorcycles, a period of employment he thoroughly enjoyed.

Rest in peace Paul, you are sorely missed.

Matthew Hodder.

January 2021

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