|Councillor Jean Campbell|
Jean had represented the nearly 8,000 citizens of Wormholt and
Jean Campbell was a part of that great pioneer generation and having been born in Belmont,
St. Andrew, Jamaica on the 6th March 1947, she arrived in in 1970.
She worked as an auxiliary nurse in the Britain , then as a civil
servant in the Department of Trade and Industry and did all of this while
volunteering in her local community and bringing up four sons. West London
For Jean, looking out for others was just how she lived her life. Accompanying her on a walk around
could be a leisurely affair as she would be stopped by neighbours and
constituents all keen to pass the time of day, discuss some issue of concern or
shout a friendly greeting as they dashed by. She was a captivating speaker in
the Council Chamber – always sticking up for those most hard done by or for people whose voices were being ignored. She was the original community leader and organiser, always thinking how she could get
something done and working to make things better. White City
For the last seven years Jean
was the carer for her partner Jones Delauney who sadly died in July after a
long illness. Jean lived with her mum.
|Flag flying at half mast over Hammersmith Town Hall today|
out of respect for Councillor Jean Campbell who gave
a lifetime of service to others
Recently, Jean was campaigning for better care for elderly residents in sheltered housing, for better youth services and was in the process of sending food parcels to
after the devastation of Hurricane
I had last spoken with Jean on Friday night. She was on good form and looking forward to the future – even joking about going dancing again. Jean was much loved and respected by all of us. Her death is a terrible shock and a dreadful loss.
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.