BREAKING Colchester Essex.Aldham

Tributes have been paid to an Aldham man, who was described as a unique character with boundless energy and enthusiasm

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Donald ‘Don’ Ralph, 83, was sadly found deceased at his home in Halstead Road shortly after 1pm on Tuesday 29 December.
His niece Tina Ralph said: “Don was a very young at heart, fit 83-year-old, with boundless energy, enthusiasm and enjoyment of life. 
“He was a man who loved all things countryside, particularly fishing and the Norfolk Broads, as well as being an avid bird lover.
“He loved horse racing and spent many a happy Saturday having a little flutter.
“Don was a unique character, who will much be missed by his wide circle of friends, and all his family.”
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