3 October 2014
Auckland Acting Mayor Penny Hulse says she is deeply shocked and saddened at the sudden death of westie comedian Ewen Gilmour.
Mr Gilmour was a councillor on the former Waitakere City Council where Ms Hulse was Deputy Mayor.
“Ewen was a great councillor and colleague and it’s just so hard to believe that someone who spent his life making people laugh is now silent, although his brilliance, charm and wit will live on in our memories,” Ms Hulse says.
“Ewen was often entertaining in the council chamber but he was also incredibly committed to and caring of the communities he served which brought out his serious side.
“He was funny and clever and will be sorely missed. The only consolation I can find is that he is reunited with his beloved wife Catherine who died in 2011.”