From the Eastern Daily Press, Saturday, May 5th, 2001
Around 50 people, including two former General Secretaries of the TGWU, Jack Jones and Ron Todd, and Labour MP Gavin Strang, heard tributes to the former councillor, who died last month aged 88.
Mr Page's daughter, Carol Lorac, said her father, later one of the leaders of the pensioners' movement, enjoyed a reputation as an activist willing to help everybody.
Recalling a moment in her childhood when her father helped a family find a council house she said it was a strong influence on her own political beliefs.
"Their faces lit up when they heard the news and I realised it was possible for human beings to improve their situation," she said.
She added that her father stuck to his ideals despite the collapse of communism and the advent of New Labour. "He wanted to make a better world where all individuals had enough to eat."
The meeting, which followed a funeral service at St Faith's crematorium, began with a minute's silence and a rendition of the Socialist anthem, the Internationale.
Jack Jones said Mr Page campaigned tirelessly on behalf of others until the end of his life.
"I was always impressed by his wonderfully simple and clearly stated approach to the problems of people, agricultural workers especially and pensioners more recently," he said.
"He was always on the side of the oppressed and he would want us to carry that support forward in the future."
Ron Todd told the EDP Mr Page was a staunch champion of the union movement.
"Wilf had a genuine feeling of compassion for all workers and their problems," he said.
Norwich North MP lan Gibson said Mr Page turned up "like a magician whenever there was a struggle".
Wilf Page: Obituary [EDP, 10th April, 2001]
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