Fam­ily re­mem­ber parish chair­man as a ‘beau­ti­ful per­son’

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - By Lor­can Lovett lor­can.lovett@trin­i­tymir­

TRIB­UTES have been paid to a re­spected com­mu­nity leader who has been de­scribed by his fam­ily as ‘a beau­ti­ful per­son’.

Chair­man of Chal­font St Giles Parish Coun­cil Bill War­ren, 79, died on Mon­day after be­ing rushed to King’s Col­lege Hos­pi­tal in London with a blood clot in his leg. He leaves wife Mar­ian, five sons and 11 grand­chil­dren.

Mr War­ren of Dib­den Hill who was a mem­ber of the parish church moved to the vil­lage in 1991. He joined the parish coun­cil a decade ago and was elected chair­man in 2010.

Orig­i­nally from Slough, Mr War­ren fin­ished Na­tional Ser­vice as a Sec­ond Lieu­tenant be­fore work­ing for Rock­wool In­su­la­tion.

He then worked from his garage to launch War­ren In­su­la­tion in the early 1980s which be­came a ma­jor UK distrib­u­tor of in­su­la­tion prod­ucts and was even­tu­ally floated on the stock mar­ket.

“We had a good time to­gether,” said Mrs War­ren. “He was a beau­ti­ful per­son, the nicest and kin­d­est I have ever met.

“I will miss him desperately. It leaves a great yawn­ing hole with all of us, not just me.”

Char­tered en­gi­neer Mr War­ren drew praise from his fel­low coun­cil­lors and vil­lagers for his ef­forts to pro­tect his vil­lage’s en­vi­ron­ment and the coun­try­side.

He was a pas­sion­ate cam­paigner against HS2, the high speed rail line, and strongly pro­moted en­vi­ron­men­tal work on the River Mis­bourne.

Mrs War­ren re­mem­bers his love of sports and his keen de­vo­tion to cy­cling when he was younger.

The pair went to school to­gether and met again later while vol­un­teer­ing at The League of Friends of The Slough Hos­pi­tals be­fore mar­ry­ing 16 years ago.

Mrs War­ren said: “He was al­ways will­ing to help any­body, which was why he be­came chair­man of the parish coun­cil. He was easy-go­ing and had a placid na­ture, but give him a project and he would be at it 101 per cent.”

Fel­low coun­cil­lor Des Bray said: “I loved him to bits. He was one of the kin­d­est, gen­tlest peo­ple.

“I never heard him say any­thing hor­ri­ble about any­body. He re­ally was a true gen­tle­man and a very in­tel­li­gent man.

His son, Chris War­ren, said: “For me per­son­ally he was a dad, a friend, a men­tor, he was ev­ery­thing.”

TRIB­UTES: Bill War­ren who died on Mon­day has been re­mem­bered warmly by his fam­ily and by fel­low coun­cil­lors

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