Town council says Raunds councillor will be greatly missed

Cllr Marion Hind
Cllr Marion Hind

Tributes have been paid to a Raunds councillor who died earlier this week.

A statement posted on the Raunds Town Council website says they are saddened to announce that Cllr Marion C Hind died on Monday (September 24) at Cransley Hospice in Kettering following a battle with cancer.

Marion became a member of the council in July 2017, prior to which she had been a valued member of their events committee.

On joining the council, Marion said: “I first became involved with the town council in 2016, when I joined the events committee to help with the planning of the Christmas lights event, we had such a great time, I wanted to get more involved with the work of the town council.

“I would encourage anyone to become involved with town events because Raunds is a great place to live and has a thriving community spirit.”

Born and raised in Hayes, Middlesex, Marion spent most of her working life in the health service, firstly training as a pharmacy technician and then as a medical secretary spending much of her career at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. Outside of work Marion’s interests were complementary and alternative therapies, environmental issues and organic gardening.

Marion leaves her husband, Richard, a son and daughter and three young grandchildren.

A spokesman for Raunds Town Council said: “She will be greatly missed by all her family, friends and colleagues.

“Further details relating to the funeral and a memorial service will be issued shortly.”