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Former businessman and rotary club president dies

Former businessman and rotary club president dies

Francis Batt

Former businessman and rotary club president dies

A leading businessman who served on Windsor's Chamber of Commerce for 14 years has died aged 87.

Jim Berry, formerly of Little Buntings, Windsor, was managing director at AA Clark garage in the town from 1968 to 1992 - having joined the company in 1946 after serving in Singapore during the Second World War.

He spent 14 years as secretary of Windsor District Chamber of Commerce and was a veteran member of Windsor and Eton Rotary Club, serving as president in 1982.

A keen horse lover, he was a member of the Equestrian Coaching Club of Great Britain, as well as Old Windsor Rugby Club and Windsor Swimming Club. He was also president of Windsor Young Adventurers' Boys Club.

Former Chamber of Commerce president David Jessey paid tribute to Mr Berry.

"He was highly respected and did everything with great care and diligence. He had a wonderful sense of humour and there was always a twinkle on his eye," he said.

Jim leaves his wife Olive, son Richard, daughter Jan, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Jan said: "He was a true gentleman as well as a supportive and loving dad to Richard and I."

Mr Berry died at St Mark's Nursing Centre in Maidenhead on Wednesday, December 4.

The funeral is on Tuesday, December 17, at Slough Crematorium at noon.

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