Former Berwick lifeboat chairman passes away

Well-known Berwick man Alan Faragher sadly passed away recently.

Wednesday, 8th May 2019, 10:42 am
Alan Faragher

He was born in 1931 at Tweedmouth, where he was raised with his sisters and brothers Ben, Marjory, Irene, Arthur and Joseph.

He began his working life as an engineering apprentice with Landels, followed by six years in the Merchant Navy as an engineer, then commercial engineer with The Nuclear Power Company.

He became a highly successful and accomplished business man in the UK and the USA, enjoying a long career in the oil and gas industry and, after a period in consulting, he became the general manager of the Independent newspaper. One of his favourite sayings in business was: plan the work and work the plan.

Alan met and married Ann Ross after they appeared together in a production of Oklahoma with Berwick Operatic Society.

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His work took them away from Berwick until retirement in 1993, when they melted back into greater Berwick community life as if they had never been away, reuniting with family and friends.

A large part of their life was as members of Berwick Parish Church, where they were a great support to the clergy.

Alan’s proudest role in retirement was his ten years’ tenure as chairman of the Berwick lifeboat. Members of the crew lined the path to church for his memorial.