Shire President Cr Denese Smythe expresses condolences on the passing of Gordon Marwick, Honorary Freeman of the Shire of York

Published on Thursday, 10 February 2022 at 11:49:57 AM

Shire of York President Cr Denese Smythe has expressed her deep sadness on the passing of Gordon Marwick.

“I was very sorry to hear of the death of Gordon and I would like to extend my sympathies to his wife Pam, his four children, his extended family and his many friends and colleagues” said the Shire President.    

“The Shire flags on the Administration building are flying at half-mast to mark his passing.  May he rest in peace.”

 

Gordon Marwick was born at the York District Hospital on 14 November 1948.  He attended St Patrick’s Convent School in York for his Primary schooling then finished Secondary Education at Aquinas College, Perth. He lived his whole life in York in the family home in Newcastle Street except for the 4 years of attending boarding school.

He was elected to the Shire Council in May 1990 and served as President from 1994 to 2001.  In recognition of his outstanding contribution to York, Gordon was granted the title Honorary Freeman of the Shire of York on 4 June 2004.

Gordon’s extensive community involvement included:

  • Committee of the York Football Club
  • President of York Football Club
  • Director of Football on Avon Football Association
  • Life member of York Football Club
  • Committee of the York Tennis Club
  • Board member of the York & Districts Co-op Ltd
  • Committee member of the York / Beverley Turf Club
  • Vice President of the York / Beverley Turf Club
  • Committee of York District High School decision making Council
  • Committee of Pioneer Memorial Lodge
  • Committee of the Friends of the York District Hospital
  • Chairman of York Heritage Advisory Committee
  • Member of Avon Health Services Board
  • Chairman of “Old York High School” Committee
  • Committee Member of York Tourist Bureau
  • President of “Avon Valley Tourist Association”
  • President of York Jazz Festival Committee
  • Councillor at the Shire of York
  • Vice President of the York Shire Council
  • President of the York Shire Council
  • President and member of the Forrest Oval Management Committee
  • Member of the “York Flying 50” Committee
  • Secretary / Treasurer York & Districts UHF Repeater Club
  • Patron of the York Football Club
  • Director of the “Wheatbelt Area Consultative Committee”
  • Member of the Avon Football Association Tribunal Panel
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Court duties at the Northam Courthouse
  • Distinguished Service Award for Local Government
  • Chairman of York Community Resource Centre
  • Chairman of the Avon Football Association Tribunal Panel
  • Life member of the York Community Resource Centre

On behalf of Council and all Shire staff, we offer our condolences at the passing of a man who dedicated his life to serving his local community.

CHRIS LINNELL, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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