COMMUMUNITY groups have lost a good friend with the passing of a former Stafford Mayoress, her husband has said.
Ann Price, 73, was Mayoress in 2007 during Swynnerton borough councillor Brian Price’s year of civic office.
She passed away at her Tittensor home on September 14 following a battle with cancer. Her funeral will be held at Stafford Crematorium tomorrow (Thursday) at 2.30pm.
Councillor Price said: “A number of organisations in the local community have lost a very good friend and supporter.
“She was wonderful support to myself in my term on the council, especially when I was Mayor.”
Mrs Price, who had two children and a granddaughter, worked in the healthcare sales section of Boots’ Newcastle under Lyme branch.
She served as a Swynnerton parish councillor in the late 1970s and early 1980s, was chair of governors for Springfield First School in Yarnfield and a founder member of the fundraising team for Oak Tree Farm Rural Project in Hilderstone.
She was also involved in the Girlguiding movement for many years and helped organise three international camps for young people from Stafford’s twin towns Tarragona and Rimbach.
Stafford Borough Council leader Mike Heanan said Mrs Price would be missed.
"I knew Ann for many years and it is terribly sad to lose such a great figure in the community. She was a wonderful Mayoress and contributed immensely to raising money - and the profile - of local charities."