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Claude James

Claude James, who has died aged 90, was an inspirational man and a pioneer.  

I knew Claude through my work as a Kilburn Cllr in the London Borough of Camden.  

He made a huge difference to countless lives, bringing progressive change in many areas. Claude was the first black person to be elected to a railway trade union Executive Committee (TSSA), served on the Race Relations Committee of the Trades Union Congress and, in retirement, was active in the National Pensioners Convention. 

Locally he was known, and highly regarded, for many years’ work serving fellow residents on the Alexandra & Ainsworth estate, as chair of their TRA.  

Claude could capture the attention of a room with a few quiet words, always acting in the best interests of others. He was much loved and will be much missed.  

Douglas Beattie
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Dave Head

When we tragically lost Dave in May every single message mentioned the happiness and laughter he spread around Camden. He has left a huge hole in our team, and in the Council, that cannot be filled in this new world we now find ourselves in. To his children and family we can only say we were all blessed to have known your son.

Susan Keep
Credit Control Team Camden
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Michael (Micky) Heffernan 

Sadly missed but fondly remembered by all your family and friends 

Patricia (Bond) Heffernan
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Anna Giacon

'We remember with great fondness Anna Giacon of the St Peters Italian Church who passed away on October 4 2020 this year.

She was an active member of the Italian Church, and led Community activity with passion for the Sagra annual festival and procession.

She will be truly missed as will Peter Bertoncini who also passed earlier this year.

May they rest in eternal peace’

Nicky Ezer, on behalf of Camden Council, Camden Events Team