UPDATED: Funeral date announced following death of councillor

Cllr Frank Wiig
Cllr Frank Wiig

THE FUNERAL of a well-respected and long-serving Brixworth councillor will take place on Thursday (September 13).

Frank Wiig, who represented Brixworth on Daventry District Council for 12 years, died two weeks ago (Thursday, August 30) following a long battle with cancer.

His funeral will take place at Northampton Crematorium, in Milton Malsor at 11.45am on Thursday, September 13.

Following the funeral there will be a gathering at The George pub in Brixworth.

The family has requested flowers and/or donations for Marie Curie Cancer Care should be sent to: B Hollowell & Son Funeral Directors, 148/150 Beech Avenue, Abington, Northampton, NN3 2JN.

Cllr Wiig lived in Brixworth for 25 years with his wife, fellow Councillor Liz Wiig, and held various portfolios and responsibilities on the council, including chairman of the planning committee, deputy leader of the council and chairman.

Council leader Chris Millar said: “It is terribly sad news to hear about Frank passing away and our deepest sympathies and condolences go to Liz and the rest of his family.

“Frank always worked for the best interests of the community in Brixworth and the district right until the end, despite his illness.

“He was a popular and enthusiastic councillor and he will sorely be missed.”

Ian Vincent, the council’s chief executive, said: “Frank was an enthusiastic and hard working member who was respected by staff who dealt with him, and his contribution will be a sad loss to the council. Our thoughts are with Liz and the family at this time.”