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.