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Online book of remembrance for James (Jim) Finnie

Remembering James (Jim) Finnie

James Finnie

This online book of remembrance is for anyone who wants to leave a dedication or message of remembrance for James (Jim) Finnie who sadly died recently.

Jim was very well known within the community having served over many decades in a huge variety of community positions, and worked for his community right up to the end of his 83 years of selfless life.

He was first elected in 1976 to the ward of Crowthorne and Easthampstead which changed to Crowthorne in 1986. He also took the role of a Crowthorne Parish Councillor in 1975. On 13 July 2016 at the council meeting, tributes were paid to Councillor Finnie for his 40 years of long service to the local community.

In May 1997, he was made Mayor of Bracknell Forest Borough Council and remained in post until the year 2000.

He raised money for 3 worthy charities during his time as Mayor: Local Multiple Sclerosis (1997-1998), The British Heart Foundation (1998-1999) and The Lewis Marsh Fund (1999-2000).

In May 2000 he was awarded the great honour of becoming Freeman of the Borough. Also, in 2005, he became the Voluntary Sector Champion for Bracknell Forest.

When asked in 2010 what was the most rewarding thing about being a councillor he said:

“Helping people in many ways and trying to overcome bureaucracy. Seeing the wonderful contributions the volunteers make to the community life of our borough.”

Book of remembrance