Gillian Walton -3rd June 1954 – 31st August 2021

Yesterday , Mary and I attended the Bushbury Crematorium for the Humanist funeral ceremony, of former Wednesfield North Councillor Gill Walton.

The rain eased in the morning and then stopped for the ceremony, It was a humanist ceremony and there was a very big turn out.

Your Councillors – Mary, Rita and I attended the ceremony to pass on our respects.

The tribute to Gill was read by friend and work colleague Julia Buckley, and a moving poem ‘Farewell My Friends’ was read by Madeleine Freewood, again a friend who worked with Gill.

Those that knew Gill well were reminded of her character, her wittiness, her loves in life, and her hates! Margaret Thatcher amongst them!

Gill was a very good Councillor for Wednesfield North, she was doughty fighter for our residents. We were very proud of what Gill did in life, and we were very ,very proud of her, as we were reminded of all her life time achievements during the service.

You will never be forgotten, for the great work you did here. The huge contribution you made to Wolverhampton society, during your time on this earth was a feature .

Your family John and daughter Alice, and your close relatives and friends admired and loved you, and they will never forget you. Our fondness and respect for you as a political colleague in the Wednesfield North Labour Party, remains undimmed.

You certainly made our World better in life, and in death we will remember you as a proud Mum, a person with a great sense of humour, fine local Councillor and a person who cared.

Rest in Peace My Friend.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more