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Shire pays tribute to life and legacy of long-serving councillor

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale has extended sincere condolences to family and friends of former Shire President and long-serving councillor Frederic (Eric) Senior who passed away last week...

11 April 2018
Late Eric Senior at the opening of the Eric Senior Pavilion

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale has extended sincere condolences to family and friends of former Shire President and long-serving councillor Frederic (Eric) Senior who passed away last week.

A local councillor for 34 years, Deputy Shire President from 1964 to 1989 and Shire President from 1989 to 1992, Mr Senior was made an honorary Freeman of the Shire in 1986.

He passed away peacefully on April 3, leaving an indelible mark on the local community which he served with distinction in many different roles.

Current Shire President Cr Michelle Rich extended condolences to Mr Senior’s family on behalf of the Shire and the wider community.

“Residents knew Eric as a man of integrity who cared deeply about his community,” Cr Rich said.

“He was motivated by a determination to make the Shire a better place to live for all residents and for that, we are incredibly thankful.

“In 1958, Eric joined the Serpentine-Jarrahdale Road Board, which three years later became the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale. He served as a much-respected and hard-working local councillor for more than three decades and was a passionate advocate for the local community.

“On behalf of everyone at the Shire, I would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to Mr Senior’s family and friends.”

Mr Senior’s legacy lives on at the Eric Senior Pavilion at Serpentine Sports Reserve which was named in his honour in 2005.

He will be remembered as a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and community veteran.

Photo caption L:R Denyse Needham (Shire President 2005), Carole McKee (Shire Officer 2005) and Eric Senior at the naming of the Eric Senior Pavilion on 26 January 2005.