04:37PM, Wednesday 19 February 2020
Councillors have paid tribute to a former Royal Borough mayor who had ‘a huge sense of civic pride’.
Former Clewer East councillor Eileen ‘Dee’ Quick passed away at Thames Hospice after a battle with illness. She was 72.
She had served on the council since 2000, where she represented Clewer East and also had a stint as mayor and deputy mayor.
Her reign as mayor ran from 2015-2016, following in the footsteps of her father Francis Burton – who served as mayor of the Royal Borough in 1961 and then again in 1971.
Former Clewer South councillor Ed Wilson said: “She was a really great ambassador for Windsor and she loved helping people from different walks of life.
“She was very interested in education, and that came through in a lot of her work.”
Eileen was a former teacher at the old Brigidine School in Windsor, and had a spell as lead member for children’s services.
Ed added: “She had a huge sense of civic pride and purpose. She was driven to helping people and make sure that everything she did could help the people of Windsor.
“She had a wonderful, warm sense of humour and was ready with a joke and a smile.”
Cllr Samantha Rayner (Con, Eton and Castle) said: “She was a really wonderful lady who was known and loved by the community.
“I think we will never forget her year as mayor.
“She always had the interests of her community at heart.”
Fellow councillor John Bowden (Con, Eton and Castle) recalled his time as a first-time councillor in the same ward as Dee – Clewer East.
He said: “She was my mentor and taught both my daughters.
“I was aware of her illness but she is a great loss to this community. I learned a lot from her.”
Bereavement Notices Go to Section
Sanderson Brian Passed away at Clara Court Care Home on Monday 23 March 2020 aged 88. Much loved Husband to Eileen and Father to Helen, Michael & Ian. A keen cyclist who knew and enjoyed every inch of the country lanes around Maidenhead in his 60 [more..]
SHAW, NANCY ELIZABETH (ALDRED) Passed away on 21st March2020 peacefully at St. Marks Nursing Home after a short illness. Aged 97 years. Beloved wife of the late Philip. Treasured Mum of Sue, Shirley and Robin. Mother-in-Law of Barry, Adrian and Sue, [more..]
JACK HAYDEN, died 26th March 2020 peacefully in Cookham aged 85. Dearly loved husband of Jean, brother of Tony and Hilary, father of Nicky and Chip, and grandfather of Edward. Our deepest thanks to the staff at the Cookham Riverside for their [more..]
WOODBRIDGE, GretaPassed away at home on 25th March 2020.Much loved Mum of Alan and Bryan. She will be sadly missedby all who knew her.A private family committal will take place on Thursday 9thApril at Braywick Cemetery, with details of a memorial [more..]
COLLERTON, PHOEBE (PAT) OF WINDSOR Passed away peacefully on 7.3.2020, aged 96. Beloved wife of William (Eddie), devoted mother to Valerie, Christopher and Timothy, and grandmother to Helen, Rachel, Catriona, Connor and Amelia. Funeral has taken [more..]
CHEW MARION GERTRUDE . Passed away at Queens court care home 23 February 86yrs old.Funeral service Slough crematorium 2.30pm All Flowers welcome.all Enquires to F G Pymm and son 01628 623822.
Top Ten Articles
Members of staff at Wexham Park Hospital have tested positive for coronavirus, and the elderly care ward affected has been closed to new admissions for two weeks.