We have been greatly saddened at the deaths of two local people over the past couple of months, both whom have been connected to the Town Council at some time. Harold Martin, a former Town Councillor and also 3 times Mayor of Great Torrington in 2007, 2008 and 2013 and Gillian Saich, who volunteered at the Town Council offices from time to time.
Harold served the town in many ways with associations with various groups; however, we remember Harold as a keen Councillor who was passionate about local matters; well-respected, trusted and a man of integrity. Whilst he had not served the Council for a few years, we continued to be grateful for his input and dedication whilst he did. We are also conscious that Harold was faithful in his work with a number of organisations across the town up to his death.
Gillian volunteered in the Council offices for a number of years and was an enthusiastic and supportive individual who we know was also very involved with a number of other initiatives and organisations across the community.
Both Harold and Gillian will be sorely missed by many, many people and the community of Great Torrington is much the poorer because of these losses. We would like to wish both sets of family and friends our heartfelt condolences at this difficult time.