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Pyrenees councillor dies of heart attack

CROPPED Cr michael OConnor pyrenees council may 2018 2012

A former mayor of the Pyrenees Shire Council - and current Beaufort ward councillor - has passed away after a heart attack.

Michael O'Connor attended last night's Council meeting (Tue 15 May 2018)  and a dinner afterwards, but collapsed at home a short time later.

He had served as Mayor in 2010, 2012 and 2015.

Cr O'Connor has a huge role in waste management and recycling in the region. He also served in the CFA and on the Beaufort Secondary College board.

He was married to Judy with 4 adult children.

Chief Executive Jim Nolan says Cr O'Connor was in good spirits and talking about ideas for the region's future last night - 

2016 Pyrenees Mayor Michael OConnor Family Violence

Cr O'Connor (above) at the signing of an anti-domestic violence pledge with Pyrenees Council in 2016.