Plymouth City Council is sad to announce the death of Alderman and former Lord Mayor and Councillor, Sylvia Bellamy.
Alderman Mrs Bellamy died on 30 September aged 78 and spent 19 years as a Councillor for the St Peters Ward of Plymouth from 1983, before becoming an Alderman in 2003.
Alderman Mrs Bellamy was made an Honorary Alderman of the City of Plymouth in September 2003 having previously been Deputy Lord Mayor from 1992 to 93 and Lord Mayor of the City of Plymouth from 1996 to 1997.
A funeral service is being held at Weston Mill on Tuesday 18 October at 2:30pm. The Council flag is being flown at half-mast until sunset on the day of the funeral.
Alderman Mrs Bellamy served on a number of Council committees, including Licensing, Leisure, Housing and Planning.
Councillor Ian Bowyer, Leader of Plymouth City Council, said: “I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of Alderman Sylvia Bellamy. She was a very dedicated local councillor, serving Plymouth for 19 years before becoming an Alderman. She worked very hard to support the children and young people in her ward and she will be sorely missed.”
Alderman Mrs Bellamy leaves behind her husband Bob, her three children, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
The family would welcome anyone who knew Alderman Mrs Bellamy to attend the funeral, however they have requested family flowers only. Any donations received in lieu of flowers can be made via the website of the funeral directors, Walter C Parsons at www.wcpltd.com. All donations will be forwarded to the Special Care Baby Unit at Derriford Hospital. Anyone wishing to hand in condolence cards can do so via the Lord Mayor’s office.