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Council mourns death of former Mayor

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Slough Borough Council regrets to announce the death of Mervyn Jones, a former councillor and Mayor of the town.
Mervyn passed away on Monday (13 January) aged 94.
Mervyn a Slough Borough Councillor from 1971 to 1983 serving as a councillor for Stoke North Ward and then Upton Ward.
During his time on the council he served on most of the committees and was the founder Mayor of the Annual Sports Awards which ran from 1980 until 2010.
Mervyn is survived by his wife of 71 years, Frances and their daughter Theresa, grandson and two great grandchildren.
Councillor James Swindlehurst, leader of the council, said: “I was saddened to learn of the passing of former Mayor of Slough Mervyn Jones.
“Although I didn’t know Mervyn personally, I was aware of his passion for sport and his belief in the ability of sport to transform lives which led to him being the founder Mayor of the Annual Sports Awards.
“My thoughts are with his friends and family at this difficult time, particularly Frances his wife of 71 years.”
The flag at St Martins Place is flying as half mast as a sign of respect.
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Kate Pratt (Slough Council, Communications Manager, Slough)

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