TRIBUTES have been paid to a former Boston mayor who has died at the age of 69.
Albert Tebbs served on Boston Borough Council for many years, and took on the role of mayor between 1996 and 1997. He was also a member of Wyberton Parish Council.
He died last Monday at Pilgrim Hospital.
Current Boston Mayor Coun Mary Wright, who served on the council with Mr Tebbs, said: “Albert worked tirelessly for the residents of Wyberton, not only as a former borough councillor but also as a parish and county councillor.
“It was a privilege to have worked with him over many years and he will be sadly missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with his family at this sad time.”
Fellow Wyberton parish councillor Bob Cory, who also served with Mr Tebbs on the borough council, told The Standard: “It was Albert who got me started in politics and he looked after me when I got on the borough council and when I became mayor he was at my side all of the time. I owe him a lot.
“He did a lot for Wyberton. He will be sadly missed, I know I will certainly miss him.”
Just weeks before he died, Mr Tebbs collected a Boston Borough Council community spirit award for his contribution to Wyberton, including his work with the Sports and Social Club. He also worked tirelessly to get a new play area installed at the village playing field.
Mr Tebbs leaves behind wife Margaret, children Nigel and Angela and grandchildren Oliver and Amber.
His funeral will take place on Monday at Boston Stump.