Comment on the sudden death of Councillor Jim Grieve

Tuesday 5 September 2017

Former Councillor Jim Grieve
Councillor Jim Grieve

Inverclyde Council Leader, Councillor Stephen McCabe, said: “It is a sad day to learn of the sudden death of my former Inverclyde councillor colleague Jim Grieve.  Many people will know that Jim suffered with his health for a number of years. While he was able to continue with some of his duties as a councillor, I know he found it difficult to maintain all of his duties, which resulted in him not standing as a councillor at the Council elections this year.

“I have known Jim for many years as a fellow councillor and before that as a community activist.  While we may have been on opposite ends of the political divide in the Council chamber, on a day like today, we are all one Inverclyde family united in grief.

“Over the years of Jim’s life as an Inverclyde councillor he will have assisted individuals who turned to their local councillor for help. Many of them at difficult times in their lives.  Being there and helping the people in your community at a time of crisis is a good legacy to leave behind.  Particularly when he did so while managing his own health issues.  It is a legacy that I hope brings comfort to Jim’s family and friends.

“On behalf of the councillors and officers Jim will have known and worked with over his time as an Inverclyde councillor, I would like to pass on our thoughts and prayers to Jim’s family and friends at this difficult time.”

Inverclyde Council's Education and Communities Committee which met today (5 September 2017) held a minute's silence as a mark of respect to former Inverclyde Councillor Jim Grieve.


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