paid to Di Monaghan, former Burnham Youth Centre Chairman
have this week been paid to well known Burnham-On-Sea resident
Di Monaghan, who was the former Chairman of the Burnham Area Youth
Di, who has died at the age of 57, was Chairman of the BAY Centre
from 2001-2006 and was given a civic award by Burnham and Highbridge
Town Council in 2005 in recognition of her work.
Di recently moved from Burnham to Taunton and was manager of Mind
In Sedgemoor, a charity that offers mental health counselling
is fondly remembered by many in Burnham. Current BAY Centre Chairman
Julia Elswood told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I took over my role
from Di and have found she has left such a legacy behind her.
Her contribution at the BAY Centre was significant - she raised
the funds for the building's extra extension and she also set
up several popular groups that are still running today. Di received
a well-deserved civic award for her valuable contribution to our
community and will be greatly missed."
Jones, a long-time trustee at the BAY Centre, added: "Di
was very enthusiastic for everything she undertook and will be
missed by many. She was well known locally in Burnham and always
had a cheery word for those she met."
Mike Lang, current Vice Chairman at the BAY Centre, added: "Di
was very dedicated to her role and gave herself to the community.
She will be much missed by the many people who knew her."
died suddenly at her home. Her family said she will be much missed
by her loving husband Tony, and children Carl, Tris, Tim and Sally.
A celebration of her life will take place at Holy Trinity Church
in Bridgwater on February 25th at 2pm.
Di, third from left, at the opening of the BAY Centre extension
Di, third from right, at the 2005 Burnham and Highbridge Civic