Former Mayor of Harrow Ann Groves has passed away after a short illness. She was 83 years old.
Ann Groves became Mayor in 1999 and served as chair of the Labour Group of councillors. She represented residents of Marlborough ward on Harrow Council for over 15 years.
Ann worked with numerous charities throughout her life and has been described by Harrow Council as a ‘forceful and forthright champion for the needy’. She spent much of her working life in the payroll department of Kodak, and serving as a school governor at Marlborough school.
London Assembly Member Navin Shah said:
“Ann, my friend and colleague, leaves behind a great legacy as a former Mayor and long-standing councillor. She made an immense contribution to the wellbeing of Harrow’s community and will be sadly missed by stakeholders, residents and a range of organisations that Ann lead and inspired over decades.”
The current Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Nitin Parekh, said:
“I have found Ann a fantastic role model over the years, always giving me great encouragement and it has been an honour to receive regular support from her.”
Ann Groves passed away on 27th August and leaves a daughter, Helen, and grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are set for 4 October at Breakspear Crematorium, followed by a function at Harrow Civic Centre Members’ Lounge.
(Source: Harrow Council)