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Mayor pays a personal tribute to good friend

Keith Rhoades.
Keith Rhoades. www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au

DEE Wallace, the staunch community and environmental campaigner who died this week, has been remembered fondly by Coffs Harbour City councillors.

The mayor, Cr Keith Rhoades, opened Thursday's council meeting with a warm personal tribute.

He described Ms Wallace as a 'very good friend of Coffs Harbour City Council and a very good friend of the community'.

“She was a very lively and wonderful, pleasant lady to deal with,” Cr Rhoades said.

“She was a founding member of Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare and a catalyst for the Solitary Islands Coastal Walk.”

Cr Mark Graham said he had known Ms Wallace most of his life.

“I would like us to explore the opportunity of establishing a community and environmental award in her honour,” Cr Graham said.

“She was such a stalwart in our community.”

Council general manager, Stephen Sawtell, said he would take up the suggestion and report back to the council.

Ms Wallace died on Tuesday after a short illness.

Her funeral will be held at 11am on Monday at the Karangi Lawn Cemetery.

This will be followed by a memorial celebration at 3pm at Emerald Beach Reserve. Organisers are encouraging people to bring their own food, drink and chairs, as well as musical instruments, 'voices and creative ways'.



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