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John Bowden - a Husband, Councillor, Community Worker, a Friend and Colleague

June 24, 2020 10:10 PM

John BowdenJohn Bowden - a Husband, Councillor, Community Worker a Friend and Colleague.

It is with great sadness that we record the death of our friend and colleague, John Bowden, on Monday 8th June, 2020.

John had been suffering from cancer for some time, which he fought bravely and without complaint. He endured numerous sessions of chemotherapy and a number of operations but these were successful in giving him many more years of high quality life, with his beloved wife, Karen, and in the community which was so important to him.

John received care from the Rennie Grove Hospice at Home and it was this care and support which enabled him to remain at home with Karen until the end.

John was active politically and active in the community. In different roles he worked willingly for the good of the town and for the Community Association. He was closely involved in the running the Community Centre itself and had a knack for getting projects accepted and supported, which, under his watchful eye, resulted in a number of important improvements being made.

John was a longstanding member of the Liberal Democrats and before that a member of the Conservative Party. He was a Tring Town Councillor and was elected last May to Dacorum Borough Council. Unfortunately his health took a turn for the worse, but he was eventually able to attend meetings, latterly virtual meetings of course.

We all had huge respect and affection for him. John was an engaged and tolerant man who cared deeply about others and worked hard for Tring and the Community Association.

We will all miss him very much.