'He will be very hard to replace'

PUBLISHED: 12:04 19 November 2008 | UPDATED: 22:39 15 June 2010

P2405-23-08TI New Mayor ceremony.
photo Terry Ife

P2405-23-08TI New Mayor ceremony. photo Terry Ife

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Tributes continue to come into the Herald for Councillor Chris Tratt, who died recently.

Tributes continue to come into the Herald for Councillor Chris Tratt, who died recently.Dave Roberts: "What a shock it was to read about Chris. I joined the Special Constabulary way back in the mid '70s. My first duty was walking around Honiton on a cold, wet night alongside Chris, and I wondered what I got myself into. At the end of the four hours, I got to know a lot about Honiton and how important a Special's job was. Chris had a way of putting you at your ease. I did many more shifts with him and came to know how important Honiton was to him. My deepest sympathy goes out to Jean and family. He will be sorely missed."Paul Fabian and Teddi: "A sad loss of a gentleman, who, although I only knew him from a member of the public's side, always came across as a caring man, who wanted the best for Honiton, and the people of Honiton. His work for the town can be read elsewhere in tributes to him, so I can only speak of him as a person. A gentle, polite and courteous man who always took time to stop and have a brief chat, always a ready smile if he saw myself and Teddi, my dog, and a man who, I believe, didn't have a bad word to say about anybody. A tragic loss, and my deepest sympathy goes to out to Jean and the family." Paul, Matt and all at Cougar: "We are the company that worked alongside Chris in support of the CCTV. All at Cougar Cabling would like to pass on our deepest respects to Jean and family at this sad time. Chris was a very dedicated spokesman for the Honiton community and I think he will be very hard to replace. Thanks for your help and support, Chris. Rest in peace.


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