Tributes have been paid to former Mayor of Clitheroe Mr Pat Shepherd, who died peacefully on Monday aged 91.
Cherished by his wife Mary after 59 wonderful years of marriage, Pat loved and was loved by his 11 children, 27 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Pat, a long-serving teacher at Stonyhurst College, Hurst Green, was truly a man of Clitheroe after almost 50 years of happy family life in the town. Together with Mary, Pat made many great friends who enriched both their lives.
As well as being Mayor of Clitheroe for three years from 1989 to 1992, Pat was always so willing to help and support his friends and neighbours with the unconditional kindness that will be his legacy.
He was a prominent, respected member of the community and a committed member of St Michael and St John’s RC Church where his funeral will take place on Tuesday March 31st at 11 am.
Guests are asked to wear bright colours in celebration of Pat’s life and the family has requested donations to his favourite charity, WaterAid: www.justgiving.com/PatShepherd, instead of flowers.