I cut short a family holiday to attend the funeral of former Shoeburyness councillor Pat Rayner who passed away on the 3rd June. Not only did I lose a colleague and stalwart of the local party - I lost a friend. The service, simple but dignified, how Pat had requested was a fitting tribute to Pat.
Although her health was deteriorating, up to her death she was still attending local branch meetings and helping with the preparation of our leaflets. Farewell Pat, you will now be reunited with Frank and Allan who I know you missed dearly.