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Terrington St Clement man and former Lynn News columnist dies of cancer

The writer of the Lynn News monthly Nature Notes Column, Malcolm Cox, has died of cancer at the age of 73.

Malcolm died on Friday, September 11 at his home in Terrington St Clement, just a week after his final column was published in the Lynn News.

In it he signed off by saying: “There is no avoiding the cancer which cut short my articles so thanks Lynn News for its help over the years and interest shown by readers. Autumn has arrived.”

Malcolm Cox
Malcolm Cox

He had announced in his August column that he was stricken with terminal cancer.

His wife of 50 years, Jan, said: “ I looked after him to be able to stay at home and with the wonderful help from Tapping House and District Nurses he was really cared for.

“I will miss him dearly for all the good times especially helping him (and some times correcting his spelling) to do his Nature Notes that he loved doing.”

Malcolm was also an enthusiastic writer to the letters pages of Lynn News.

Lynn News editor Mark Leslie said: “Malcolm will be very sadly missed. In his letters and column his humanity and love of nature always shone out.”

He is to have a private family funeral but donations to the Norfolk Hospice and Norfolk Ornithologists Association can be made through Thornallys Funeral Services in Lynn.

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