Jim Howes – Obituary

Jim Howes in 2014
Jim Howes in 1939

James Robert “Jim” Howes (BGS 1933-40)

Jim Howes passed away peacefully in his sleep on 31 October 2015. There will be a private Family Cremation followed by a celebration of his life towards the end of November at Holy Trinity Church.

Jim was made an Honorary Freeman of the Borough of Boston on March 15, 1999, in appreciation of services to the community. He had been chairman of governors of both Boston Grammar School and its Charitable Foundation, past President of the Old Bostonian Association (1978-83), Chairman of Trustees for Holy Trinity Church, past chairman of 337 Boston Round Table, past president and Paul Harris Fellow of Boston Rotary Club.

He had been an officer of the Rural District Council and Boston Borough Council from 1946 to 1987, responsible for establishment of a comprehensive housing department on the amalgamation of the two authorities, past National President of the District Council Technical Association, advisor to the Association of District Councils Housing and Environment Committee, past chairman of the Lincolnshire branch on the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Cllr Richard Austin, Boston Mayor, said: “Jim is a great loss, to his family, but also to Boston. There are few people, if any, who have contributed more to the life and well being of the area over so many years.”

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