West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative mourns the loss of Muriel Alcorn

West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative (WWHC) has been deeply saddened by the passing of Muriel Alcorn, who died peacefully at her home in West Whitlawburn on Tuesday.

Muriel Alcorn

Muriel, an original founder member of WWHC back in 1989, has been a stalwart and a cornerstone of WWHC for over three decades, serving as treasurer for much of that time.

Muriel will be badly missed. Muriel was also well known for her work with Employers in Voluntary Housing and with other voluntary groups in the Cambuslang area, and won a number of awards for her voluntary work.

Anne Anderson, chair of WWHC, said: “Muriel’s voluntary contribution to WWHC and the wider voluntary housing movement is second to none. In over 30 years Muriel hardly missed a meeting, showing quite incredible commitment in being a significant part of a transformational movement.

“Muriel was also heavily involved in many other local community groups over the years and showed amazing drive and passion to improve the local community. WWHC will not be the same without Muriel.”

Eamonn Connolly, chief executive of EVH, added: “Muriel was an EVH stalwart since way back, and its longest-ever serving treasurer. Muriel chaired our Education and Training Sub Committee for many years and had an amazing eye for detail and was the driving force behind creating that unique blend of educational, camaraderie and fun that is the EVH Annual Conference.

“Colleagues visited Muriel just a few short months ago she still had that cheeky glint in her eye and a lust for life that made her so loved by governing body members and staff alike. Muriel Alcorn was a huge personality in the movement, and she will be sorely missed.”

WWHC is currently considering the most appropriate way to mark Muriel’s outstanding devotion and dedication and will make an announcement in due course.

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