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St Agnes Parish Councillor Eddie Price dies following surgery

By WBBev  |  Posted: January 07, 2013

St Agnes Parish councillor Gerry Jones (L) with colleague and longstanding friend, Eddie Price, who died at the weekend.

St Agnes Parish councillor Gerry Jones (L) with colleague and longstanding friend, Eddie Price, who died at the weekend.

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TRIBUTES have been paid to a St Agnes councillor who died while recovering from major surgery at Treliske. Eddie Price, 73,  who was known for his colourful shirts and a familiar face through-out the village, passed away in the early hours of Sunday morning (JAN 6).

He leaves a widow, Jenny, a daughter and grandchild. Longstanding friend and colleague, Gerry Jones, described Eddie as a "stunning man" and one who will be greatly missed.

Mr Jones said of the retired film technician : "He was a very good friend, outstanding, who always did what was asked of him. He did a lot that was unaccounted for in the village, helping individuals and looking after them.

"He was a doer and was known for his colourful shirts. Visitors would often give him shirts that they'd seen on their travels, he had quite a few. I think his remembrance is likely to be a colourful affair."

Mr Price had been admitted to Royal Cornwall Hospital for a hip operation on December 27. Mr Jones said that while the operation had been a success, Eddie suffered complications and died of a heart attack.

"I visited him and he seemed in good spirits. He was keen to get home. It's so sad. He had been waiting for the operation for a long time." Both councillors concerned by traffic speeding through the village recently fought and won a two year campaign to introduce a 20mph speed limit in St Agnes.

St Agnes Parish Council chairman, Eugene Hope, said its thoughts were with Mr Price's wife and family, adding: "The council meeting (on Monday night) will start with a minute of silent reflection for a councillor who worked hard for the constituents in his ward and made a valuable contribution, often behind the scenes, to the community of St Agnes."

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