A funeral service is to be held for former Labour councillor Gerry Glover

Gerry Glover

The funeral of former Thanet district and  Minster parish councillor Gerry Glover will be held tomorrow (August 14).

Mr Glover, who lost his sight following a brain tumour, served at Thanet council with the Labour Party for 13 years after being elected in 1995 and was the Cabinet member for Economic development and Regeneration

He stood down in 2008 after finding out wife Joyce was also losing vision due to macular degeneration.

Cllr Glover was project manager of the Minster MATCH heritage and regeneration project between 2003 and 2006, helping to bring £700,000 of investment to the village.

Colleague Cllr Iris Johnston said: “We were elected in 1995. Gerry was the Cabinet member for Economic Development and Regeneration when we were able to secure both European and Government funds.

“he was born in Scotland and had spent time preparing to be a priest in Spain I remember him telling me.

“He worked in (MP) Steve Ladyman’s office . Gerry was a very bright man who was tenacious in getting the best for Thanet and in recent years was in regular touch with me full of enthusiasm for regeneration despite his illnesses and blindness.”

Mr Glover died on July 28 after a period of illness.

His funeral will be held at St Mary the virgin church in Minster on Monday at 1,30pm. All are welcome to attend.

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