Vale Ken Merrifield
The Chair, Committee and staff of Regional Development Australia – Far South Coast (RDA FSC) is greatly saddened to hear of the passing of former Committee member, Ken Merrifield, on Monday 3rd February, 2020.
Ken had been an active member of a number of local community organisations and broader Shoalhaven committees and organisations for many years. Not only a RDA FSC Committee member, Ken was also a past president of the Shoalhaven Heads Chamber of Commerce, a previous and long-serving member of the Shoalhaven Tourism Board, a former member of the Shoalhaven Area Consultative Committee and had served with numerous other groups. He was greatly involved with the Men’s Shed at Shoalhaven Heads and received the Premier’s Community Service Award in 2014 for his services to the community.
Although he had relocated in retirement to Mount Tucabia in the Clarence Valley, Ken was still widely known and much loved by the south coast community. He was a passionate advocate for the region, with nothing ever too much trouble for him when it came to giving of himself.
Rob Pollock OAM, Chair of RDA FSC said, “On behalf of South Coast tourism & Regional Development Australia Far South Coast we are indeed sorry to hear of the passing of Ken Merrifield. We cannot afford the loss of honest pirates such as he. We are the poorer for not having him with us, but richer, livelier & happier for the many ribald times & insights we all shared. A great & unselfish contributor and a beaut mate.”
Vale Ken Merrifield 27.03.1947 – 03.02.2020
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