Fareham Borough Council is sad to report the death of former Mayor and Councillor, Alderman Ruth Godrich, who passed away peacefully at home on Monday (26th August).
Ruth Godrich was a well-respected Borough Councillor, representing Locks Heath from 1979-1983, 1990-1994 and 1996-2012, during which time she also served as Mayor in 2009/2010. She was admitted to the roll of Honorary Aldermen in June 2012.
Executive Leader of the Council, Councillor Seán Woodward, said: "Ruth was a dear friend and colleague who will be sadly missed. She dedicated much of her life to working hard for the community as a Councillor for Locks Heath and as Mayor. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, most especially her children Juliette and Simon."
No funeral arrangements have yet been made.
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