IHBC Chair registers sadness at untimely death of Rosemarie MacQueen MBE, ‘…one of the Institute’s most distinguished members…’

IHBC Chair David McDonald has noted his personal sadness and, on behalf of the IHBC, offered condolences on the recent death of one of the Institute’s most distinguished members, Rosemarie MacQueen, MBE.

David McDonald said: ‘I was deeply saddened to hear of the untimely death of Rosemarie Macqueen. She had a long career in planning and conservation in London much of it as head of the Conservation and Urban Design Team at the City of Westminster, then latterly as Director of Planning.’

‘As a member of the Association of Conservation Officers (ACO) then the IHBC, she was at the forefront of conservation in the capital.’

‘As her counterpart in an adjoining Borough, I valued her skills and insight into the politics of urban conservation as well as her impish sense of humour.  She also contributed to the ACO and IHBC as Chair of the London Branch and as a speaker at conferences and Annual Schools.’

‘I shall miss her intensely’.

My Family Announcements and The Press and Journal write:

… Champion of conservation of the historic environment, good design and quality urban and natural landscape. Funeral Mass at 12 noon on Friday, May 17, at the Carmelite Monastery, Quidenham, Norwich, NR16 2PH. Refreshments provided afterwards by Quidenham village community in the nearby ‘Cowshed Community Centre’. Funeral Mass at 11am on Friday, May 24, at St Michael’s R.C. Church, Ardkenneth, Lochar, South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5RD. Rosemarie will be buried in nearby Ardnavacher Cemetery. No flowers please, but donations are invited to be made to Rosemarie’s chosen charity ‘Mary’s Meals’ with Gift Aid, if appropriate. The following link is to the ‘Rosemarie’s Wish’ donations page: https://marysmeals.org. uk/fundraising#/detail/701 P500000At2jNIAR. For information please contact the Funeral Directors on 01953 452798.

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