FRIENDS and former colleagues of well-known March man Les Denzey are today (Tuesday) coming to terms with news of his death.
Mr Denzey collapsed and died while visiting his only daughter Claire with his wife Ann in Norwich yesterday (Monday).
Paramedics were called to help Mr Denzey, who retired as assistant town clerk on his 65th birthday last September, but were sadly were unable to save him.
Clive Lemmon, March Town Council Clerk, who worked alongside Mr Denzey for 10 years said: “News of Les’s death was a terrible shock. He is a really sad loss. He had a really great sense of humour and was very easy to get along with.
“He was always busy and was involved in lots of organisations in the town. He was secretary of March Civic Trust - a role he asked to continue with after his retirement, he was a member of the Masons and in recent years had played bowls for Christchurch.
“He loved walking and would regularly take walking holidays in the Lake District, and he also played golf.”
Mr Denzey was also a member of St John’s Church, and was a former governor at both Maple Grove Infants and Westwood Junior schools.
He took early retirement from Fenland District Council before taking on the role of assistant town clerk.