Alderman Connie Pascoe dies

Former Deputy Lord Mayor of Plymouth and long-serving Conservative councillor Connie Pascoe passed away last week.

Elected to Plymouth City Council in 1975, Alderman Pascoe represented the Ernesettle ward for four years before transferring to Stoke in 1979. She served until 1991 and was then re-elected to the Stoke ward from 2000 to 2003.

She was Deputy Lord Mayor from 2001 to 2002.

During her time on the City Council she served as Chairman of the Highways Committee, Chairman of the Standards Committee and Chairman of the Theatre Royal Board. She also sat on the Social Services Committee, the Planning Committee, an area committee and the Hospitality Committee.

Alderman Pascoe also represented the Ernesettle and Stoke wards on Devon County Council, where she served as Chairman of the Community Services Committee and Chairman of the Further Education Committee.

She was made an Honorary Alderman of Plymouth in September 2003.

Alderman Pascoe passed away on Wednesday 8 June and had been unwell for a while. Her funeral will take place at 10am on Monday 27 June at the Minster Church of St Andrew.

Council Leader Ian Bowyer said: “Connie was a larger than life character who made a significant contribution to the life of our city over many years. We shall all miss her invaluable experience. She wasn’t afraid to speak her mind but she was always willing to help others. As a newly elected councillor she helped me to learn the ropes and her advice was respected by all.”

Alderman Pascoe had three children, Yolande (deceased), Nicole and Marc, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Her family ask that donations are made to St Luke’s Hospice in lieu of flowers.