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Close friends pay tribute to Mayor of Stamford Maxine Couch who has died




“She will be greatly missed by so many people in Stamford.”

These are the words of Sue and Bob Sandall, fellow town councillors and close friends of Mayor Maxine Couch, who died yesterday (Thursday, June 25).

Speaking on behalf of her and her husband, Sue said: “We were very close to her - she was almost like a member of the family.

Stamford Mayor Coun Maxine Couch being sworn in over video link in May
Stamford Mayor Coun Maxine Couch being sworn in over video link in May

“She was such a kind and caring person. She had many friends and loved meeting people and socialising; she would have made an excellent mayor and she was really looking forward to it.”

They said it was a huge shame that Maxine had not been able to carry out many of her mayoral duties, having accepted the chains of office at the beginning of May during lockdown.

“She had a very strong personality and didn’t stand any nonsense,” said Sue. “It’s a great loss. It’s tragic when it happens to somebody so young.”

Maxine Couch
Maxine Couch

Maxine worked as a kitchen designer and was excellent at her job, Sue said. She was also very family-focused.

“She thought the world of her family and particularly her grandson, Freddie,” Sue added.



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