Memorial service to estate agent Robert Oulsnam

By Tristan Harris Tuesday 27 November 2012 Updated: 29/11 15:59

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A MEMORIAL service will be held in Alvechurch to celebrate the life of estate agent Robert Oulsnam, who died peacefully on November 7 on his 92nd birthday.

It will take place at St Laurence Church, School Lane, at 12midday on Tuesday (December 4).

Mr Oulsnam, who was born in Barnt Green and lived in the village all of his life, started Robert Oulsnam and Co in 1971.

The business has offices in Bromsgrove, Redditch, Droitwich, Barnt Green and Rubery, along with several Birmingham branches, including Hagley Road, Northfield, Moseley and Kings Heath.

Prior to having his own company, Mr Oulsnam began his career with estate agent Donald Dixon, which later became Dixons.

He was also was a founder member of the Bromford Housing Association and a trustee of the Michael Blanning Trust, which builds accommodation for the elderly.

Mr Oulsnam was a former chairman of the City of Birmingham 41 Club, an organisation for former members of the Round Table who are aged 40 and over, and the prestigious role is now occupied by Mr Oulsnam's son Andrew.

He said his father, as well as being a very shrewd businessman, was also very generous and kind and had a loving family.

Away from business, Mr Oulsnam also previously served on Bromsgrove Council for 14 years and spent some of his time in office as chairman of the authority.

And he served his country during the Second World War, as a staff sergeant in the Royal Army Medical Corps. His army role as a nurse also saw him treat civillians in Northern France, after the D-Day landings.

Mr Oulsnam is survived by his wife Pat, his son Andrew and his daughter Paulette.

A tribute page to Robert Oulsnam has been set up on the website and those wanting to pay their last respects to him can e-mail them to

Everyone is welcome to Tuesday's service.

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