A much loved former councillor who followed in her father's footsteps to become mayor of Windsor has died.

Eileen Quick - known as Dee to her many friends and colleagues - died on Monday night at Thames Hospice in Hatch Lane.

Her brave battle with cancer - first discovered when she was treated for a back injury after a car accident - never stopped her from remaining active as a councillor, even when undergoing treatment.

A former teacher of home economics at Brigidine School she was head of children's services for a time on the Royal Borough and also held the role for leisure and libraries.

Being chosen as mayor of the Royal Borough in 2015 had a special meaning for her. She was proud to follow her father Francis Burton who had twice served as mayor Windsor in 1961 and 1971 before it was teamed with Maidenhead.

Speaking on her first day as mayor she said: “It doesn’t matter if you’re meeting the Queen or someone that’s collecting your dustbin, you treat everyone the same and I shall try very hard to make sure I do that.

“I think you have to stay the same person. It’s really important not to let yourself get the idea that you’re much more important than you actually are.”

Later she took on the role of deputy mayor twice - once in support of another mayor Cllr Sayonara Luxton.

Cllr Luxton, who has returned as mayor this year, remembers having Mrs Quick as her deputy with warmth and affection.

She said: "She was a lovely person who never said a bad word about anybody. I tend to be quite open when I speak and she would tell me 'you can't say that'. She really coached me.

"I was very upset when I heard the news this week, it is heartbreaking."

Mrs Quick was married to Reverend John Quick, an associate who serves as a priest in the town. They have two children.