MORE tributes have been paid to a city councillor who died suddenly aged 60.

Heartfelt tributes to Councillor Stuart Denlegh-Maxwell have come from individuals and organisations he supported, after his sudden death on Monday (June 10).

Colleagues from Worcester City Council and across the political spectrum remembered the Claines councillor as kind and full of humour.

Outside of politics, Cllr Denlegh-Maxwell worked with St Richard’s Hospice and was heavily involved with St George’s Church in Sansome Place as well as a keen supporter of Worcester Rowing Club.

Father Brian McGinley, parish priest for Our Lady Queen of Peace and St George’s, said the two most important things in Cllr Denlegh-Maxwell’s life were his family and his faith and his death came as a sudden and terrible shock.

He said: “Stuart and his family have a long history with our parish of St George’s.

“I have always found him to be a very loyal, supportive, faithful and committed member of the congregation.

“He was certainly very supportive of me when I first came here 11 years ago.

“He was very much involved with the church, he was a reader and took part in the church choir. His daughters have also helped with the church choir.

“I could always call on him if I was seeking advice and he was a good sounding board for any changes I was looking to make.”

“His children were all baptised, took their first Holy Communion and were confirmed here.

Cllr Denlegh-Maxwell was re-elected as councillor for Claines last year having previously served between 1988 and 1994.

He was also a supporter of St Richard’s Hospice and was a governor member in the early years of its history.

June Patel, chief executive of St Richard’s Hospice, said: “We were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Councillor Denlegh-Maxwell. As a governor member of St Richard’s from 1988 to 1993, his contribution to our early history is highly valued and cannot be underestimated.

“In this role, he helped lay the foundations from which the charity has grown to its current position, caring for thousands of people across the county each year. On behalf of everyone here, I send our heartfelt condolences to his family.”

Cllr Denlegh-Maxwell leaves a wife, four children and four grandchildren.