THE funeral of former Pembroke mayor Pauline Waters is to take place tomorrow afternoon, February 3.

Cllr Waters, 75, mayor in 2015-16, died peacefully after a short battle with cancer in the early hours of January 23.

A restored funeral bier, last used at the 1957 funeral of her grandfather, Alderman George Jenkins, twice mayor of the town, will be used.

Among her many activities, Cllr Waters was a local historian and a driving force in the Monkton and Pembroke History Society.

Pembroke Mayor Dennis Evans, who replaced Cllr Waters as mayor for the 2016-17 year, recently said: “Pembroke is a sadder town following the passing of Pauline Waters. I had the great fortune of being deputy mayor to Pauline in her year of office and it was truly an honour to serve under her.

“Her love of Pembroke and the people of Pembroke was always uppermost and the work that she carried out on behalf of the residents of Monkton was second to none.

“Pembroke will be a poorer place without Pauline and the thoughts and prayers of council go out to her family and friends.”

Brother Wyn Jenkins, also a town councillor, said: “She passed away peacefully, she knew she had cancer, it was very, very rapid but she fought it to the end. It was only in September that she knew she had it.”

The funeral is due to take place at Monkton Church on February 3, from 2pm; all are welcome.

Donations to Paul Sartori and Macmillan Cancer Care.