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Hon Alderman Mary Lloyd-Jones Dies Peacefully

Hon Alderman Mary Lloyd-Jones in her red robes taking part in the judicial procession in October 2012

Another civic elder, Hon Alderman Mary Lloyd-Jones is reported to have died peacefully on Saturday, December 2017.

In a message to councillors it was stated: “It is with great regret and sadness, that once again in 2017, I have to inform you of the passing of one of our Honorary Aldermen.”

According to the Guildford Borough Council announcement, Ms Lloyd-Jones was first elected to the borough council in 1979 for the Ash Vale ward and served as a councillor for 12 years until 1991.

She served on a number of committees, including the Arts and Recreation Committee (1979-1983); the Housing and Health Committee (and its predecessor committee) (1979-1990) – which she chaired from 1987 to 1990; and the Policy and Resources Committee (1983 to 1990) and was Mayor of Guildford in 1990-91.

During her time as councillor, Ms Lloyd-Jones represented the council on the following outside bodies:

  • School Governor at South Ash County Middle School: 1986-1988
  • Court of the University of Surrey: 1987-1989
  • West Surrey and North East Hampshire Health Authority: 1986-1991
  • Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Trust: 1983-1990

On December 8, 1995, the council conferred the title of Honorary Alderman on Mary in recognition of her eminent service rendered to the council both as a councillor and as past Mayor of the Borough.

It is understood that the funeral is to be a private family ceremony and that there will be a civic thanksgiving service on January 16, 2018, at Holy Trinity Church.

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2 Responses to Hon Alderman Mary Lloyd-Jones Dies Peacefully

  1. Sue Fox Reply

    December 6, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    I am so sad that Mary has died despite political differences we became friends and Chris and I regularly met her shopping in Burpham with her companion. We always exchanged news of fellow former-councillors.

    This has been a bad year for ex-councillors who were all stars in their own right.

    RIP Mary ‘you were a game old bird to the end.’

  2. Shirley West Reply

    December 6, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    What sad news to hear of Mary passing. She was such a lovely lady and was always interested in my charity work.

    Shirley West is a fundraiser for the British Heart Foundation

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