Funeral of former city Lord Mayor and councillor to be held in Portsmouth

A BELOVED former Lord Mayor of Portsmouth and councillor will be laid to rest in the city following his 'sudden' death in India.

Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 4:30 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 4:35 pm

Friends, colleagues, charities and ‘anyone who loved’ Ken Ellcome have been invited to his funeral, which will take place at St Mary's Church in Portsea, on February 24.

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Mr Ellcome, who served as a Conservative Portsmouth city councillor between 2011 and 2019 and as lord mayor in 2017, was with his wife Jo in the Indian state of Kerala when he suffered a heart attack and died aged 74.

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Ken Ellcome, former Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, pictured in 2018. Picture: Duncan Shepherd 180350-056

A minute's silence was held for the former police officer, during a full council meeting on Tuesday.

Speaking about the funeral Tory leader Councillor Donna Jones said: ‘Everybody is welcome - charities and anyone who knew Ken.’

Lord Mayor Cllr David Fuller added: ‘He was a great man who will be sorely missed.’

The funeral will start at 1.30pm.