Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Councillor Barrie Price

It's with great regret that we announce the sudden death of Councillor Barrie Price. He was 66 and died yesterday after suffering a brain haemorrhage.

Plaid's group leader on Wrecsam Council Marc Jones said:

"Everybody in Plaid Cymru knew Barrie and will be stunned to hear of his sudden and untimely death. He was a vice president of the party for many years and a long-standing activist. He was deputy leader of the Plaid Cymru group on Wrecsam Council and a very able councillor for Rhiwabon.

"He was incredibly dedicated to his community, to his family and to the cause of Welsh freedom. Through thick and thin, Barrie was one of a small band of campaigners who finally got his reward in 2008 when he was elected as a county councillor.

"He had real passion and commitment to the cause, but he was also unfailingly polite and ready to see both sides of an argument. I can't remember a day when Barrie didn't have a smile on his face and that is how we should remember him."

Our party, this council and Wales will miss him immensely. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Elaine, his children and grandchildren, who meant the world to him.

UPDATE: Some comments from the Leader website sum him up perfectly:
  1. Posted by: Welsh Witch at 10:21 on 15 September 2011 Report

    Such tragic news. Barrie was a true gentleman. Nothing was too much trouble, he was kind, thoughtful and always had a smile to share. He will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts go to Elaine and his family at this very sad time

  2. Posted by: a cahill at 10:38 on 15 September 2011 Report

    If ever there was a Cllr who deserved respect this man was the one...although I only spoke with him on one occassion his whole attitude and intellegence were impressive and a shining example of a man dedicated to the people who elected him and to Wrexham as a a person and Cllr he will be sadly missed.

  3. Posted by: sarfra69 at 10:48 on 15 September 2011 Report

    Very sad news, Barrie was a lovely and very kind man. He did a lot for Ruabon, he will be missed. Our thoughts are with Elaine and family at this very sad time

  4. Posted by: Democracy at 11:30 on 15 September 2011 Report

    If all politiicans were like Barrie Price then we would be living in a far better world. What a terrible loss for Rhiwabon, Wrecsam & Wales!

  5. Posted by: tommy at 17:19 on 15 September 2011 Report

    This is sad news,I only met him on a few occasions and he emanated sincerity.The best councillor Rhiwabon had seen in many a long year.

  6. Posted by: Welsh Witch at 17:48 on 15 September 2011 Report

    Barrie was a true gent, totally sincere in all his actions, will be sadly missed by me and all my colleagues at Remploy Wrexham. His support of our factory was tremendous and he always made time for us, even when he had other commitments - he was one in a million - John Brooks on behalf of Remploy Wrexham


Plaid Queensway said...

One of the nicest people I've ever met. It has certainly been a privilage to work with Barrie over the last few years, he'll be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with Elaine and family.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear this. I see his picture 'Wrecsam Councillors'.

Huna mewn hedd.

Anonymous said...

A true gentleman.

Plaid Alyn and Deeside said...

Anyone who knew Barrie would agree he was one of the nicest people people you could meet, he was a true gentleman. My condolences to Elaine and the family.

Nia Davies said...

Thoughts are with Elaine. The world is a poorer place without him. Can't thank him enough for all his support over the years.

So sad.

Charles Conway said...

My thoughts go out to his family at what must be a very difficult time.

Anonymous said...

Un a roddodd hyd yr eitha' i'w deulu, i'w gymuned, i'w blaid ac i'w genedl. Hedd iddo.