9 Jun 2009

Sad loss of Michael Lakin

Michael Lakin, a Parish councillor with Whiteshill and Ruscombe Parish, sadly died on 25th May aged 62 after discovering he had oesophageal cancer only 6 weeks ago. His funeral was yesterday - it was a beautiful service in Whiteshill followed by the burial. Michael was a very special man and he will be very missed - his passion for justice shone, as did his interests in animal welfare and the environment.

On 21st May Michael Lakin married Elizabeth Redvers-West in Stroud hospital 34 years after meeting her - the first time in Stroud hospital such a celebration has taken place. They had lived together in Ruscombe for many years. Thoughts go to Elizabeth and other family members.


Alex McKee said...

I believe I saw you at the service.
It is a great shame to lose Mick.

I follow your blog for an insight into green issues in Stroud and I understand you knew Mick from his work in local politics but I knew him from the folk music scene.

It was a pleasure to read your post and thank you for paying your respects.

Philip Booth said...

Thank you for comments - I'm a relative newcomer to the Parish and wish I had had the time to get to know Michael better.