‘Dearly loved’ and ‘highly respected’

John Storer, pictured in 2013.

John Storer, pictured in 2013.

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Tribute has been paid to well-known Boston solicitor and ‘dearly loved’ husband and father-of-three John Storer following his death.

Mr Storer, a partner at Criminal Defence Associates (CDA), died on March 27, aged 58.

In a statement released to The Standard, his family said: “John was a much-loved family man, sadly missed by them all, a dearly loved husband and father-of three.

“The family would like to express sincere thanks to St Barnabas Hospice at Home and Marie Curie Cancer Care for their support in nursing John at home.

“John passed away at home after a very short illness, with all of his family present. It was John’s request that he would have a very private funeral.

“The family would like to thank everybody who have sent their kind thoughts, cards and flowers.”

Mr Storer was born in Farnborough, Kent, and moved to Hastings East Sussex as a young boy, being the eldest of six children.

His working life started in the Magistrates’ Court Service in Hastings. After qualifying as a solicitor, he moved to Bury, Lancashire, in 1985 where he continued in the Court Service.

After two years in Bury, the chance arose for him to take up a more senior position in the Court Service in Boston. He then moved into private legal practice in 1988.

In 2005, Mr Storer and three colleagues founded CDA, where he continued to practice criminal law until his illness.

“John was highly respected in the legal profession, working closely with the Ministry of Justice reviewing criminal law cases,” his family added.

If anyone would like to make a donation in memory of Mr Storer in aid of cancer charities, the family have indicated these can be sent to Carr Funeral Service, Spilsby Road, Boston, PE21 9DA.