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Village mourns Eddie, the man who brought colour

By West Briton  |  Posted: January 10, 2013

St Agnes councillor Gerry Jones, left, with long-standing friend and councillor Eddie Price who died in the early hours of Sunday.

St Agnes councillor Gerry Jones, left, with long-standing friend and councillor Eddie Price who died in the early hours of Sunday.

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TRIBUTES have been paid to a St Agnes councillor who died while recovering from surgery.

Eddie Price, who was known throughout the village for his colourful shirts, passed away in the early hours of Sunday, aged 73.

He leaves a widow, Jenny, a daughter and grandchild.

Long-standing friend and colleague Gerry Jones described the retired film technician as a "stunning man" who will be greatly missed.

He added: "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 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 won a two-year campaign to introduce a 20mph limit.

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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