Tributes paid to former Goldington councillor Sigrid ‘Sigi’ Marsh

Sigrid 'Sigi' Marsh

Tributes have been paid to Sigrid ‘Sigi’ Marsh, a former Bedford Borough Councillor who sadly passed away recently.

Sigi, was an active Borough Councillor for Goldington Ward, Bedford between 1977 and 1990 and was well-known in the area as a hardworking councillor, involved in many local and personal issues and in local campaigning.

She was especially concerned with planning and housing issues, and her wide involvement, outgoing nature, and wicked sense of humour made her many friends.

One of her former council colleagues, Tony Lennon, said: “Sigi joined in our first successful local Goldington Ward campaign in 1973, then at the following election she became a councillor herself.

“She was a dynamic driving force in the area and on the Borough Council, was popular and will be greatly missed.”

Liberal Democrat Mayor Dave Hodgson added: “I knew Sigi for about 40 years. She cared about getting things done for people in need, about making a difference. She was inspirational and we will miss her.”

Sigi’s funeral service and celebration of her life will be at Norse Road Crematorium on Wednesday, 23 March at 10.45 a.m.

Attendees are welcome to wear bright clothing if they wish.

No flowers by request; donations in Sigi’s memory can be made to her selected charities, Médecins sans Frontières and Cancer Research UK and one she would certainly have endorsed: Red Cross Ukraine appeal.

Sigi leaves her husband John, also a former Borough Councillor, her daughter Bridget and grandson Max.

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