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"Dedicated"Hunstanton RSPCA volunteer's final ride with grandson was a dream come true

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A “dedicated” RSPCA volunteer was sent off in style last week with a Harley Davidson funeral.

The family of 77-year-old Sybil Owen have made one of her lifetime dreams come true by sending her on her final journey on a Harley Davidson.

Mrs Owen, of Old Hunstanton, loved everything about motorcycles and the rock-n-roll era and a trip on a Harley was at the top of the bucket list.

Sybil Owen enjoying the sun (46682703)
Sybil Owen enjoying the sun (46682703)

She took the ride with her young grandson by her side.

Her daughter Johanna Hicks said: “She never managed it in her lifetime so when she died and we had to plan her funeral we felt it would be a perfect send-off.

“She was not conventional in any way and we think she would have loved it.”

“No matter what the weather she would make her way there on her mobility scooter and help out two or three days a week without fail."

Mrs Owen’s coffin travelled from her cottage to Mintlyn Crematorium on Thursday, May 6, on a Harley sidecar hearse with one of her grandchildren Joshua Hicks, 17, riding pillion.

The journey reflected her passion for animals and for rescue organisations.

The procession went past Hunstanton’s RSPCA shop where she was a committed volunteer for many years until lockdown.

People lined up to pay their respects as she made her way past.

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