Funeral service for former mayor

Geraldton Guardian
Ian Carpenter.
Camera IconIan Carpenter. Credit: The Geraldton Guardian

A funeral service to celebrate the life of former mayor Ian Carpenter will be held in Geraldton next Tuesday.

Mr Carpenter died this week aged 68, after a long battle with cancer.

The service will be held at the Utakarra Crematorium Chapel at 11am.

Mr Carpenter served as mayor for nine years and was named an Honorary Freeman of the City in 2016.

Beneficiaries of his community work over many decades include the Apex Club, Variety Club of Australia, Geraldton Sportsman’s Club and Geraldton Squash Rackets Association.

He also served on a wide range of public institutions, boards and committees, such as the Mid West Development Commission, Batavia Regional Organisation of Councils, Western Australia Regional Capital Alliance and Regional Capitals Australia.

Mayor Shane Van Styn this week paid tribute to Mr Carpenter as a “true gentleman” and “Geraldton icon”.

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