I WISH to pay tribute to former Bury councillor Keith Rothwell, who passed away recently.

We served together on the boards of several local charities over many years.

Despite belonging to different political parties, he was always a true gentleman to me.

Keith was totally blind and deaf and in recent years also had a serious kidney condition requiring dialysis several times a week.

Yet despite all his major health problems, he never complained ever about his disabilities, was always upbeat and had the courage and bravery I can only liken to that of a soldier in the trenches!

I admired him greatly for how he coped with all that life threw at him.

Bless Keith Rothwell

Cllr Yvonne Wright