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Tributes paid to Clacton councillor
2:00pm Friday 13th December 2013 in News
TRIBUTES have been paid to Clacton councillor who has died suddenly, aged 77.
Mitch Mitchell, who represented the town’s Peter Bruff ward, died on November 28 following a heart attack.
Mr Mitchell, of Cloes Lane, was elected to Tendring Council in 2007 and had served as chairman of the council’s human resources committee.
Council leasder Peter Halliday said: “It is a sad loss. Mitch was a gentleman and a loyal conservative. He was a hard-working councillor.
“He died suddenly. He had been poorly and had had a kidney removed but was recovering – he had been attending meetings.
“We expected him to get better, but then he had a heart attack.”
Mr Mitchell’s wife Gwen, who also represents the council’s Peter Bruff ward, praised ambulance crews for their hour-long attempt to save her husband’s life.
She added: “He had a heart of gold and would help anybody who asked for it.
“He was a generous man and loved his family and grandchildren.
“He was a kind man and a gentleman. I will miss him.”
Mr Mitchell leaves wife Gwen, son Alun and daughter Zara, as well as grandchildren Grace, Alice, Cameron, Callum, Briony and Kellsey.
A funeral service will take place at Weeley Crematorium on December 17 at 2.45pm.