Councillor Brian Regimbeau, Deputy Mayor of Malvern, sadly passed away this week.
Councillor Regimbeau was a longstanding Town Councillor, having being co-opted onto the Town Council in July 2005 and then elected for a further three four-year terms to represent North Malvern Ward.
Brian took a keen interest in all aspects of the Town Council’s work and in particular the way in which it supported the local community. He was the Town Council’s representative for Community Action and Malvern’s Citizen Advice Bureau for many years and was very passionate about the good work that these organisations do in the local area.
It was very clear that Brian was devoted to his wife and to his family and he was devastated to lose the love of his life, Pat, in 2017. Despite this, he threw himself into supporting the Town Council and ensuring that it served the residents of Malvern in the best way possible, never shying away from debate or giving his opinion if he thought that something needed to be changed.
In May 2018, Brian was delighted to be elected Deputy Mayor of Malvern and fully embraced his role, attending a wide range of events held by all sectors of the community.
When asked how he was, Brian would often say – “the top half of me is fine, it’s just my legs that don’t seem to want to work”, but he never let anything hold him back and determinedly committed to town council duties, sitting for nearly four hours collecting money for charity at the Mayor’s Bonanza, laying the first wreath at the recent Remembrance Day Commemorations in Malvern and attending as many meetings and engagements as he could.
Brian will be very sadly missed by all of us at Malvern Town Council as a true gentleman with a beautiful heart. We have all lost a great colleague and for some of us, a great friend too.
Cllr Regimbeau Crop