Council Saddened by Death of Former Mayor
Town Award holder and former Town Councillor and Mayor Gordon McGinty passed away on 14 January 2021 at the age of 90. Gordon lived in Horley for all of his married life, serving as a Town Councillor for Horley for over 10 years, and was chosen by his fellow councillors to serve as Town Mayor of Horley in 1982/83 and 1987.
Gordon was a valued member of the Horley community. In addition to being a town councillor, he was a school governor at Court Lodge Comprehensive, joining the steering group of governors who oversaw the creation of the new Horley secondary school in 1989. When Oakwood School opened, he served as a senior governor as well as Vice-Chairman of the governors, in addition to which he remained a governor for Court Lodge Infant School. He was given a Horley Town Award in 2004, in recognition of all his efforts as governor and role model to children. The citation reads that Gordon McGinty 'gives his time generously, is unselfish in any advice he offers and has been in every sense of the phrase “a real friend of Oakwood”'.
Our condolences go to his daughters and other family members.