Lady who ‘did so much for the blind and visually impaired’ dies

Mary Clark (front centre) at an event last year when Boston Classic Car Club members presented money to Guide Dogs for the Blind. EMN-140219-102924001
Mary Clark (front centre) at an event last year when Boston Classic Car Club members presented money to Guide Dogs for the Blind. EMN-140219-102924001

The council’s leader has paid tribute to a woman ‘who did so much for the blind and visually impaired’ community who died suddenly on Wednesday night.

Boston Borough Council leader Coun Peter Bedford said: “I was saddened to hear of the unexpected and sudden death of Mary Clark, who did so much for the blind and visually impaired and was one of the earliest members of Boston Disability Forum.

“She was very well known and often seen out with her guide dog raising funds for Guide Dogs for the Blind. She will be missed.”

A married woman, Mrs Clark leaves behind a son and two grandchildren.

She was born with a hereditary eye condition which resulted in blindness and had been a guide dog owner since 1987.

She had been involved with Fishtoft Cubs, a governor at Hawthorn Tree Primary School, a SSAFA/British Legion caseworker, organiser of the Boston and District Fundraising Branch of Guide Dogs for the Blind, Trustee and Secretary of Blind Outdoor Leisure Development and founder member of the Boston Disability forum.

She was a member of Fishtoft Parish Council.