“It is with great sadness that the Town Council received news that Councillor Gordon Thurston passed away on Tuesday 10 November 2020. Cllr Thurston served the people of Hedon for many years and was Mayor of Hedon in 1998-1999. He will be missed.” – Hedon Town Council statement.
Described by his colleagues as a ‘hardworking councillor and real character’ Gordon Thurston passed away on 10 November a victim of Covid-19. Speaking informally to the councillors who worked with Gordon, they talk affectionately about a councillor who had meticulous attention to detail and yet never failed to raise a smile with his infectious humour. Gordon made it his business to be actively aware of issues in the local community, and, pre-Covid, attended various community meetings and events on a regular basis.
He will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure to know him. The flag outside the Hedon Town Hall is being flown at half-mast in tribute. Condolences to family, friends and colleagues. – Ray Duffill