Minera Community Council is deeply saddened to confirm to residents of the Minera Ward the death on Friday 25 March of our Chair, Councillor John Edwards. All Councillors, the Clerk and the Community Agent send our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to John’s widow Pat, his beloved family and all of his many friends.
John was born in Gwynfryn, and with the exception of the time he spent in service with the Royal Air Force, never lived anywhere else. His commitment to his community was lifelong, and included service as a Community Councillor for more than 40 years, latterly as Chair of the Council for well over a decade.
John was a committed and active member of the community, often seen out and about talking to people and hearing their concerns. He instigated the annual Remembrance Ceremony in Minera, and left his mark right across the five communities of Minera in ways large and small.
We will all miss John, but if you look round and see daffodils, benches and playgrounds, you will see John’s tangible legacy of service.
The Community Council will, in due course, and in consultation with John’s family, commemorate his contribution to the community.