Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Glasgow SNP Councillor George Roberts passes away after short illness, he was a nice person and will be sorely missed, condolences to his family
Yesterday saw the sad passing of George Roberts, the SNP Councillor for Hillhead.
He died after a short illness, aged 68.
As the Councillor representing the Hillhead ward since May 2007, he was widely regarded so much that Glasgow Labour Councillors immediately paid tribute to him when they got the news.
As well as being a councillor, he was deputy business manager for the Scottish National Party (SNP) group in the city chambers.
Lord Provost Bob Winter said Councillor Roberts was "respected" and "cared deeply for his constituents".
Councillor Roberts was born in Belfast in 1942. He attended Victoria Drive school before graduating in civil engineering from Strathclyde University in Glasgow.
As a trainee, he was part of the team which constructed the city's Kingston Bridge.
He later worked on major construction projects, from Africa to Asia.
Councillor Roberts is survived by his wife, Sheila, son Ewan and daughter-in-law Jenny.
A great pity!
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University