Christie + Co’s founder dies


Posted on June 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Property agents Christie+Co’s founder, James Owen, has died aged 94. In his latter years Mr Owen took a keen interest in the care sector, becoming a supporter of the Alzheimer’s Society while nursing his wife through a prolonged illness with that condition. To his great pleasure, having enjoyed the opportunity to visit many establishments through his business links, he eventually moved to the Rush Court nursing home in Wallingford, run by the Elizabeth Finn Trust, which he likened to a five-star hotel and where he was content. Even in his final days, took a keen interest in the business he and his two partners founded in 1935, and which later became the UK’s leading company operating in its specialist areas. He kept in touch with friends and colleagues using his laptop (which he learned to use at the age of 90) to send e-mails from his home in Oxfordshire. He also regularly visited Christie + Co’s London office and attended company events and celebrations, only reluctantly returning his company car at the age





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