02:58PM, Tuesday 10 March 2020
The Royal Borough said goodbye to former mayor Eileen ‘Dee’ Quick this week.
A civic funeral was held for long-standing Clewer East councillor Mrs Quick yesterday (Monday) at St Stephen and St Agnes Church in Vansittart Road, Windsor.
Hundreds of people turned out to say farewell, with members of her family – including husband and reverend at the church John Quick – councillors, and current mayor Cllr Sayonara Luxton all paying tribute.
A reception at Windsor Guildhall followed the service.
Cllr Luxton, who paid tribute to her friend by reading out Mrs Quick’s eulogy, said: “It was very hard to say goodbye [to Dee].
“The nice thing was that the councillors from Maidenhead who did not know her were there, which I think was very nice.”
She added: “I do not think [Dee] would have upset anybody. She was just a different person. I never heard her say anything negative about anybody.”
In Mrs Quick’s eulogy, Cllr Luxton added: “Today we lay to rest a great leader of our community, a giant on whose shoulders we will continue to build a community we can we proud of. Rest in peace Dee. I will always remember you.”
Mrs Quick had served on the council since 2000, with her reign as Royal Borough mayor running from 2015-2016.
She followed in the footsteps of her father Francis Burton – who served as mayor in 1961 and 1971.
Mrs Quick was also passionate about education and was a former teacher at the old Brigidine School in Windsor, and had a spell as lead member for children’s services at the council.
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