Funeral of Goodmayes community champion Jim Halloran today

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

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

The funeral for community champion Jim O’Halloran takes place today at the City of London Crematorium, Wanstead.

Jim, a founder member and former chairman of Goodmayes Residents’ Association (GRASS) died after a long battle with cancer. He lived in Green Lane, Goodmayes, and was commander at Barking Fire Station before retiring.

He was an active campaigner for the Goodmayes/Seven Kings area and a regular correspondent for the Recorder letters page. Back in March he was still campaigning for his area with a letter suggesting a planned new swimming pool might be built in Goodmayes Park extension.

GRASS chairman Keith Stanbury paid tribute to the community champ saying he had a “deep respect for Jim’s forthright, no-nonsense approach to the issues within Goodmayes Ward”.

The funeral at the cemetery in Aldersbrook Road, starts at noon after which Jim’s friends will indulge in a goodbye drink at O’Grady’s in High Road, Seven Kings.


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