A veteran Windsor resident whose teamwork with his councillor wife created a formidable political partnership has died aged 82.

John Endacott, of Aston Mead, was a proud Welshman born in Groesfaen, near Cardiff. His marriage to proud Welshwoman Cynthia was a long and happy one.

They met in Wales in 1968 and moved to Windsor in 1970.

John maintained a busy career as a civil engineer, working in Hong Kong, Singapore, the United States and Peru - as well as on the West Coast main line at home.

He still found time to be a committee member on West Windsor Residents Association for more than 40 years, serving for a time as chairman.

His late wife Cynthia was a popular councillor for the Dedworth area, serving on the Royal Borough's cabinet for a time - always as a political independent not tied to any one party.

She also served as deputy mayor of the Royal Borough with John as her consort.

His son Richard said: "He did not like the limelight - he preferred to work behind the scenes. His expert research on a number of projects including reducing speed limits on the Maidenhead Road, restrictions on Tesco's delivery times and opposition to Heathrow's third runway has enabled the West Windsor Residents Association to provide thorough advice and guidance to residents - as the 'invisible hand' supporting the association's borough councillors."

John was a keen football lover and supporter of Cardiff City, queueing for hours in his 70s to see the FA cup final.

He died after a long battle against Lewy Body dementia.

He leaves his son Richard - who has followed in his father's footsteps as chairman of WWRA - daughter Elizabeth and grandchildren Seren, Ffion, James and Bethan.

Cremation will be at Glyntaff, Pontypridd, on Monday, February 24 at 11.15am. Donations should be made to Dementia UK by retiring collection or c/o WH Preene Funeral Directors, Cardiff Road, Pontyclun, RCT, CF72 8PN