A minute’s silence was held at Monday’s meeting of North Sunderland Parish Council out of respect for the passing of former parish and borough councillor, Bill Weeks.
Chairman, Coun Geoffrey Stewart said: “I would first like to say a few words in recognition of the recent passing of one of our past members – Mr Bill Weeks.
“Bill enthusiastically embraced living in this area and served as both parish and borough councillor during his time living in our parish.
“His exuberant presence was always unmistakably announced by his loud and cheery greetings to all he encountered.
“A characterful person throughout his long and sociable life, Bill will long be remembered by those who knew him.”
His funeral takes place on Monday at 11am at St Paul’s Church in North Sunderland.