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Service funeral for ambulance man
Colin Hughes
Colin Hughes devoted his career to the service
A full service funeral is to be held for an ambulance worker who dedicated more than 30 years of his life to the service.

Colin Hughes, 58, and a father-of-six, was the manager of the West Midlands Ambulance Service Emergency Operations Centre in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

He died of cancer at his home in Wellington, Telford, on 7 January.

The chief executive officer of the West Midlands Ambulance Trust, Anthony Marsh, said he was dedicated and loyal.

Deepest sympathy

"At this sad time, I am sure that everyone within West Midlands Ambulance Service would like to convey their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Colin," said Mr Marsh.

Mr Hughes joined the Shropshire Ambulance Service in 1977 in Donnington.

He was promoted to control superintendent in the Shropshire control centre in 1983.

He eventually became the divisional leader for Shropshire Emergency Operations Centre in the West Midlands Ambulance Service.

The funeral is at Christ Church in Wellington on Wednesday, 16 January.

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