Parish priest speaks of “barbaric act” which ended the life of 86 year old Una Crown of Wisbech

10:52 26 February 2013

Floral tributes at Mintlyn Crematorium in memory of Una Crown. Picture: Ian Burt

Floral tributes at Mintlyn Crematorium in memory of Una Crown. Picture: Ian Burt

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A BRUTAL killer ended a good life of 86 years with a single barbaric act when he stabbed a sprightly widow to death in her own home.

Mintlyn Crematorium, on the outskirts of King’s Lynn, was packed for the funeral of Una Crown yesterday - six weeks after her body was found at her bungalow in Magazine Lane, Wisbech.

The service was conducted by Rev Ryk Parkinson, priest at Wisbech St Mary, who knew Mrs Crown and members of her family.

“As we mark Una’s passing let us also remember all that she meant, all the blessings that have been received through her and give thanks for all that was good in her life,” he said.

Rev Parkinson said Una’s life had been 86 years of good, which had been brought to an end by a single act of barbarity.

He told mourners how Mrs Crown had enjoyed her life, which was active and full and included outings and being a regular member of Elm congregation. She also supported musical events in Wisbech.

After the service, he said: “There are two ways of mourning. One is to drop into the depths of despair, the other is to celebrate the good in their lives.”

Donations in memory of Mrs Crown were requested to support Help the Heroes.

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