A former deputy mayor who successfully fought to win a popular open space for the people he represented has died at the age of 86.

Jamie Jamieson's funeral was held at All Saints Church, in Dedworth Road on Monday.

Mr Jamieson, of Testwood Road, Windsor was elected to the Royal Borough as an Independent councillor in 1987 serving until 2003. He represented the Clewer North ward in the heart of Dedworth and was made deputy mayor in 1992.

A great campaigner, he led the fight to save Sutherland Grange from being developed – seeing it successfully turned into the public open space that now serves as a popular 'green lung' in the heart of Dedworth.

As an Independent councillor he often found himself involved in tough debates with the authority's ruling party.

His wife Eileen said: "He was a dependable family man who never talked about work on the council. If you asked how a meeting went he would just say 'oh, fine'."

Mr Jamieson was a lifelong aviation enthusiast who joined the civil defence organisation the Royal Observer Corps at the age of 16, serving on it for 20 years.

His interest led to a career as a civil servant in the Air Ministry - where met his wife Eileen - and finally as a customs officer in the cargo section at Heathrow.

Mr Jamieson was proud of his Scottish ancestry which he enjoyed researching. He was also a keen vegetable grower on his allotment in Clewer.

Mrs Jamieson said that her husband had died peacefully at home in his sleep.

He also leaves his sons Neil and Keith, daughter Carol and four grandchildren.