Tributes have been paid this week to the chairman of a residents’ association following his sudden death.
Terry Mulqueen, from St Helens Residents’ Association, who lived in Ashford Road, passed away aged 74 of a heart attack on October 19.
Born in 1939 in Southend he joined the RAF in 1958 where he worked as a clerk in movements, rising to the rank of sergeant. It was while at RAF Lyneham he met his wife Wendy.
They married in 1962, and moved to various postings during his RAF career, including Singapore where they lived for more than five years with their family. Following his retirement from the RAF in 1981 he and Wendy ran a newsagents and they moved to Hastings in the mid 1980s. When Terry retired he became very involved with Church-in-the-Wood and was instrumental in fundraising for the extensive refurbishment of the church. He was also involved with the Heritage Open Days, particularly those involving Church-in-the-Wood.
He was a founder member of St Helens Residents’ Association, becoming chairman nearly two years ago.
Wendy Foreman, on behalf of the association, said: “Terry was always full of ideas and tireless in his fundraising efforts on behalf of residents. He was an ardent supporter of Tottenham Hotspur and enjoyed gardening, long distance walking and travelling. He will be sadly missed as he was a kind man, with a wry sense of humour who cared greatly about others.”