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Funeral of former councillor to take place

Details have been confirmed for the funeral of former Chesterfield Borough councillor Pat Proctor, who died last week.

Mr Proctor’s funeral will take place on Monday 23 May at 1pm with a service at the United Reformed Church on Rose Hill, near to the Town Hall, followed by a committal at Chesterfield and District Crematorium at 1.50pm.

Everyone is welcome to attend both services which will be followed by refreshments at the Olde House, Loundsley Green Road, Chesterfield.

There will be family flowers only and any donations received will be given to the Sea Cadets, Chesterfield.

Mr Proctor died on Sunday 8 May after a short illness surrounded by his family.

He was elected as a Liberal Democrat member of Chesterfield Borough Council in May 2003 serving Dunston Moor and St Helens Ward until 2011.

During his time as a councillor he served on the council's appeals and licensing, appeals and regulatory and licensing committees.

He was also the council's representative on the Chesterfield Canal Partnership and Uncle Billy’s Children’s Fund.

He was a member of the Royal Naval Association and was President of the Sea Cadets TS Danae Unit.

Councillor John Burrows, Chesterfield Borough Council’s leader, said: “Pat was a quality ward councillor who always put his electorate before politics.

“He will be missed by all but of course especially by his family.”

Councillor Alexis Diouf leader of the council’s Liberal Democrat group added: “Pat was elected to the council on the same night as me.

“He had a great sense of duty and of respect for authority. Civic occasions will not be the same in this town without him. He was always cheerful and full of humour. He will be greatly missed.”


First published on 17 May 2016 Last updated on 12 May 2017