Council mourns death of former Mayor Gurbachan Singh Thind

Published: 27 September 2019

Slough Borough Council regrets to announce the death of Gurbachan Singh Thind, a former councillor and Mayor of the town.

Mr Thind passed away on Monday (23 September) aged 79.

Gurbachan was a Slough Borough Councillor, elected in 1991 for Foxborough ward.

He was deputy Mayor from 1997 to 1998 and the Mayor of Slough for the municipal year 1998 to 1999.

Gurbachan came to the UK in 1968, settling in Hayes and Harlington until he moved, with his family, to Slough in 1979, living in the town until his death this week.

Councillor James Swindlehurst, leader of the council, said: “Although I didn’t serve on the council at the same time at Councillor Thind, I knew him as a loyal member of our political party and his Mayoral year was fondly remembered.

“Gurbachan was always friendly and sociable and he will be greatly missed.”

The flag at St Martins Place is flying as half mast as a sign of respect.