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Tributes are paid to ‘generous’ man
TRIBUTES have been paid to Freddie Cook, who has died aged 83.
A memorial page has been set up for friends to donate to Macmillan in his memory.
Friends and colleagues have all said Mr Cook was a man who gave generously of himself and his time.
Mr Cook was an executive director of Shell but was also someone who was very involved in Bridport.
He lived in Rax House in Bridport for more than 20 years.
He was a life patron of the Bridport Museum and worked as a volunteer for the Bridport Prize, as well as being chairman of the Millennium Green Trust.
He was also always ready to extend acts of kindness to others, say his friends.
Neighbour David Bushrod said: “He was always ready to help, he was completely reliable, never seeking the limelight. On election day he would drive people to vote.”
Museum trustee Sandra Brown said: “He was a life patron of the museum and was always extremely generous.”
As chairman of the Millennium Green Trust he was instrumental in sorting problems and was a leading light in the Writers’ Circle for ten years.
Friend Daphne Mundy said his attitude was summed up by Golden Jubilee Day when Victoria Grove was shut for a street party.
He agreed to lend his barbecue and was seen wheeling it down the road dressed as a barrow boy.
She said: “He served food all afternoon and then took part in an impromptu cricket match.”
His wife Marjorie died in 2003 and after moving to be near his family in Warlingham he met and married Heather. They were together for three years before he died.
Anyone who would like to donate in his memory is asked to do so at macmillan.tribute funds.com/fund/Frederick+David+Cook