Tributes paid to 'hardworking and conscientious" Mike Pierce-JonesBy Becky Barnes
January 24, 2013
A ‘hard-working' and ‘conscientious’ former parish councillor and Royal British Legion (RBL) chairman has died.
Welsh-born Mike Pierce-Jones, who lived in Crowthorne for 34 years, died aged 76 on December 17, and his life will be celebrated on Monday, February 4.
A Crowthorne RBL spokesman said: “Mike worked tirelessly raising money for the Poppy Appeal, delivering Poppy boxes around the area, standing out in all weathers collecting.
“He took the RBL lead at the Service of Remembrance every year since becoming chairman.
“Unfortunately last November Mike was very disappointed that he was too ill to attend.
“For many years Mike and his vintage army Land Rover could be seen parked next to the RBL marquee at the Crowthorne Carnival,, where he enjoyed showing its contents and ration pack to the younger generation.
“Mike was a very dedicated, hard working and conscientious member of the RBL – his knowledge, enthusiasm and love of life will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him.”
The grandfather-of-three joined the RBL in January 1987 and was a member of Crowthorne Parish Council for eight years from 1999 until 2007, and chairman in 2000 and then again from 2002 until he retired in 2005.
A Crowthorne Parish Council spokesman said: “Mike will be sadly missed by his fellow councillors and staff, businesses, village groups and residents, all of which he influenced and enhanced in so many ways – a true stalwart of our community.”
Mike leaves his wife Brenda, son Simon and three granddaughters.
The funeral will take place on Monday, February 4, at 1.15pm at St John the Baptist Church, Waterloo Road, Crowthorne, followed by a burial at Easthampstead Cemetery at 2.15pm. Family flowers only with donations to Crowthorne Poppy Appeal.