Council parks and garden staff to farewell a mate next week
THE Fraser Coast Council's parks and garden staff will pay tribute to a much-loved member of their team when Don Mears is farewelled in Maryborough next week.
Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell said Mr Mears was a well-known Fraser Coast identity who had worked for the council for almost a quarter of century.
"He was a valued team worker for the council," Cr O'Connell said.
"He often went over and above the call of duty."
Cr O'Connell acknowledged that, along with Mr Mears' family, those who worked with him would also be feeling the loss.
The council's entire parks and gardens staff will attend Mr Mears' funeral to farewell him.
Mr Mears died after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday while he was at work in Maryborough.
Cr O'Connell said the men who were with him had tried hard to save him, but attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.
Cr O'Connell said he wanted to pay special tribute to Mr Mears because he knew he was a "very hard worker".
"He was probably one of the unsung heroes of our community."