Flags fly at half mast out of respect for much loved member of community
Flags have been flying at half-mast over Hammersmith Town Hall as the borough marks the sad passing of Councillor Jean Campbell – who died suddenly on Saturday, November 17. She was 65.
Jean Campbell had been a councillor for more than six years representing the residents of Wormholt and White City ward.
Jean was born in Belmont, St. Andrew, Jamaica in 1947 and was part of the great pioneer generation that arrived in Britain in the post war period.
Much of her life was dedicated to public service. Jean worked as an auxiliary nurse in the West London Hospital at Queen Street, Hammersmith, then as a civil servant in the Department of Trade and Industry.
Jean was an active member of her local church, Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, a member of the Hammersmith Labour Party’s general committee and an executive member of the White City Tenants and Residents Association – having been re-elected as its treasurer just last Wednesday.
Jean did all of this while volunteering in her local community and bringing up four sons. For the last seven years Jean was also the carer for her partner Jones Delauney – who sadly died in July after a long illness. Jean lived with her mum.
Cllr Stephen Cowan, H&F Council Opposition Leader, says: "For Jean, looking out for others was just part of how she lived her life. Jean was the original community leader – always thinking how she could get something done for her constituents and working to make things better.
" I visited Jean at her home last Sunday and it was full of supplies she was organising for the Jamaica relief effort following the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. Her death is a terrible shock.
" I know the thoughts of everyone who knew Jean will be with her mum, her children, their partners and her grandchildren, all of whom she was very proud - as were we of her."
Cllr Nicholas Botterill, H&F Council Leader, said: " Everyone at the council is deeply saddened at the sudden death of Cllr Campbell. Jean was a well-known member of the Wormholt and White City community and will be sorely missed by all who knew her. I would like to extend my sincere condolences to her friends and family."
November 20, 2012