Hundreds pay respects to former Berkhamsted mayor

John Cook
John Cook

THE funeral of a much-loved former mayor was attended by more than 350 mourners.

John Cook had lived in Berkhamsted since 1966, was its mayor for three years from 1993 and sat on the town council for eight years.

Mr Cook, from Manor Street, died at the age of 83 in the town’s Kilfillan House Nursing Home.

He was cremated and his ashes were buried in the graveyard of St Peter’s Church, Berkhamsted after a service on Saturday.

Read more in the Berkhamsted & Tring Gazette, out now.