Family pay tribute to former Garstang mayor Anne Humphreys

A well-known member of the Garstang community, Mrs Anne Humphreys, has died, aged 85.

Tuesday, 6th June 2017, 12:44 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th June 2017, 3:31 pm
Anne Humphreys (centre in yellow) has died aged 85

Mrs Humphreys was a former mayor of Garstang, a former town councillor and a prominent member of Garstang United Reformed Church.

She was also a long-time member of Garstang Conservatives, a former magistrate, founding treasurer of Garstang Poetry Appreciation Society, a member of Garstang Town Trust and a governor of Garstang Community Academy. She had served on Garstang Fairtrade Steering group committee and the Garstang Partnership.

She had a long-standing connection with Garstang Arts Festival, having served as its treasurer for many years.

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During part of her time on the town council she represented the body on the local association of town and parish councils.

A widow for many years, she was respected around the town and district. At one time she worked in the High Street insurance office of her one-time town council colleague, Ian Simpson.

Her great nephew, James Bibby, described her as a ‘vivacious, kind, wickedly funny and fiercely independent woman, he said: “She was a wonderful character who will be sorely missed by all the family.”

A funeral service will be held at Garstang United Reformed Church on Monday, June 12 at 11.30am.