Toby Murcott Obituary, Death – It is with profound sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of a remarkable man, Toby Murcott, on Monday, 28th August, following a brief illness. Toby’s untimely departure has left a void in the lives of those who had the privilege of knowing him.
Toby was not just a good man; he was the embodiment of integrity, warmth, and intelligence. His innate ability to simplify complex matters without a trace of condescension endeared him to all who crossed his path. His sense of humor and affable nature brightened the lives of everyone around him. A devoted family man, Toby’s love for his family was unwavering and boundless. He leaves behind cherished memories that will forever be etched in the hearts of his loved ones.
Toby found immense joy in being part of the Golden Valley community, where he tirelessly dedicated himself to making it a better place for its residents. He poured countless hours into various local projects, including his instrumental role in developing the local Neighborhood Plan. Toby was relentless in his pursuit of equitable rural broadband access, continually updating the community on developments, or the frustrating lack thereof.
His commitment to public service was evident through his longtime membership and, more recently, his role as Chair of the Abbeydore and Bacton Parish Council. Toby was eagerly looking forward to potentially becoming the local ward councillor, a position he believed would allow him to effect positive change. His passion for canvassing, meeting neighbors at their doorsteps, and engaging in meaningful conversations at local events demonstrated his genuine desire to serve his community.
Toby Murcott’s sudden departure leaves a profound void that cannot be easily filled. He will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. In light of this unexpected loss, the by-election for Golden Valley South, originally scheduled for Thursday, 7th September, has been postponed. A new date will be announced in due course, allowing the community time to mourn and remember the extraordinary individual who dedicated his life to making our Golden Valley a better place.