The town has very sadly lost several of its well known and valued residents in recent years. Where obituaries and remembrances are available they will be published here (alphabetically by surname).
- Betty Bonson – town councillor and mayor, council emplyee, community activist
- Dr John Coope MBE – doctor, social reformer, musician, biographer, leader
- Claude Harlington MBE – town clerk
- Bryon Holmes – plumber, golfer, humourist
- Harry Pleeth MBE – industrialist, scout leader
- Richard Warren – town councillor and mayor, community activist