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Pirelli Award winning regional journalist dies

publication date: Jun 16, 2014

 

JOHN ARFON EDWARDS (1928 – 2014)

 

Welsh Motoring Writer  -  Gohebydd Moduro Cymreig

 

With great sadness, Welsh Motoring Writers announced the death of Founder Member, First Treasurer and Honorary Life member, John Edwards.

 

WMW President Terry Davies said that John Edwards, who died on Tuesday 10 June aged 85, had a long and successful career as a freelance motoring writer, contributing to the Wrexham and Flintshire Leaders, Western Telegraph, Cambria Wales magazine and many others.

 

John Edwards (left) and Terry Davies with life membership WMW awardsHe was a founder member of the Northern Group of Motoring Writers, winning several Pirelli Awards for Weekly Motoring Writer of the Year.  He became a founder member of the Welsh Motoring Writers Group in 1992 and gave long and exemplary service as Group Treasurer, ultimately being awarded Honorary Life Membership in 2006 (on left with Terry).

 

Bangor-born John was a polite and mannerly gentleman of the old school, who was so very proud of his Welsh heritage.  His writing was highly thought of in the motor industry and he will be missed. He is survived by his wife, Patricia and daughters Sian and Carys, sons-in-law Damian and Paul, and grand-daughters Sapphira and Tara.

 

 The funeral will take place on Wednesday 18 June at Amlosgfa Pentrebychan Crematorium (LL14 4EP). Family flowers only and the nominated charity for donations is Action on Hearing Loss: www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk



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