Former mayor of Bourne Don Fisher has died

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A FORMER councillor who devoted his life to his community has died.

Don Fisher, 78, was a former Mayor of Bourne and a town, district and county councillor for many years.

Mr Fisher was born in Doncaster but moved to Bourne in 1972 and became deeply involved in the town.

He organised many major events in Bourne including the Queen’s Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1977, the Heritage Exhibition in 1981 and the R A Gardner Art Exhibition in 1996.

He was also involved in numerous local groups, including the Bourne branch of the Royal British Legion and the Civic Society.

Mr Fisher was a governor of Bourne Grammar School for ten years, became the longest serving governor of the former Robert Manning Technology College, now Bourne Academy, and was on the board of Abbey Road Primary School, Morton Primary and the Willoughby School.

Sadly Mr Fisher suffered a stroke in 2001 and was later diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

In March 2010 he moved to the Cedars Retirement Home. His condition deteriorated in recent weeks and he died on Saturday.

Did you know Mr Fisher? E-mail your tributes to smeditor@stamfordmercury.co.uk.