Tributes paid to Winchester village parish councillor

Mike King, pictured in July 1989, with a number of football shirts that were lots in a charity auction organised by him in aid of the Hillsborough disaster

Mike King, pictured in July 1989, with a number of football shirts that were lots in a charity auction organised by him in aid of the Hillsborough disaster

First published in News Hampshire Chronicle: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

TRIBUTES have been paid to a parish councillor who gave 30 years of his life to representing his community.

Mike King, the former chairman for Colden Common Parish Council, had been fighting cancer since December and passed away on Friday (July 4).

Current chairman, Cllr Richard Izard, said: “The Parish Council was very sad to hear the news that last Friday, Mike King lost his battle against cancer and passed away.

“Mike was a prominent character in the village known either through his role as landlord of the Black Horse Public House or as an active member of Colden Common Parish Council.

“He was a councillor for over 30 years, chairman of the council on a number of occasions and chairman of the recreation committee.

“It was a personal privilege to work with him on the Parish Council for a great deal of that time. He did not have a personal agenda but wanted the best recreational facilities for all those who lived in the village.

“He was passionate about Colden Common and described the village as the Manchester United of Villages, despite being an avid Chelsea Football Club fan.

“Our sincere condolences go out to his wife Wendy, his daughter Alecks and all his family and friends.”

The funeral was held on Wednesday (July 16) at Holy Trinity Church. The family requested no flowers were to be given but said any donations to the MacMillan nurses, via M Johnson funeral directors in Fair Oak, would be gratefully received. 

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6:25pm Thu 17 Jul 14

WombatNo1 says...

It might have been nice the Chronicle to have written something for themselves or at least asked an opinion from someone close. I was surprised to see no mention of the fact that the church was overflowing with family and friends and how much Michael will be missed as a dear friend as well as just a parish Councillor and fund raiser.
It might have been nice the Chronicle to have written something for themselves or at least asked an opinion from someone close. I was surprised to see no mention of the fact that the church was overflowing with family and friends and how much Michael will be missed as a dear friend as well as just a parish Councillor and fund raiser. WombatNo1
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