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Goodmayes residents’ champion Jim O’Halloran loses cancer battle

Jim O'Halloran, left, hands over the chairmanship of Goodmayes Residents Association to Keith Stanbury Jim O'Halloran, left, hands over the chairmanship of Goodmayes Residents Association to Keith Stanbury

Friday, May 2, 2014
9:11 PM

A community action group is reporting the death of their former chairman Jim O’Halloran after a long battle with cancer.

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Goodmayes Residents’ Association chairman Keith Stanbury told the Recorder tonight that Jim had died at Saint Francis Hospice, Havering-atte-Bower on Wednesday after being admitted on Sunday.

Jim, who was in his seventies, of Green Lane, Goodmayes was commander at Barking Fire Station before retiring.

Mr Stanbury told the Recorder he had a “deep respect for Jim’s forthright, no-nonsense approach to the issues within Goodmayes Ward”.

He added: “Our thoughts are with Joan, his wife and with Corinne, his daughter who had the unenviable task of maintaining his quality of life during a long period of debilitating chemothrapy and decline.”

Jim’s funeral will be at the City of London Crematorium (Old Chapel), Aldersbrook Road, Wanstead, next Thursday (May 8) at noon.

Mr Stanbury said his friends will be celebrating his life at O’Grady’s, in Seven Kings afterwards.

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