Kyabram has lost a community icon with the passing of Ernest John 'Jack' Graves on Monday.June 4, 2014 4:01pm
Kyabram is mourning the loss of local icon Ernest John ‘Jack’ Graves who passed away on Monday aged 94.
Loving husband to Evelyn, Jack had lived in the Kyabram district his entire life except during his service in WWII.
As a stalwart of the community Jack was heavily involved in volunteer and service organisations and had been both President, Vice-President and Junior Vice-President of the Kyabram Returned Services League during his life.
He also received the Kyabram and Campaspe Shire Citizen of the Year Award in 2001 for his outstanding work.
Contributions to the town included being President of the Parents and Citizens Association of the Tongala Consolidated School, President of the Parents and Citizens Association of the Kyabram Secondary College, Kyabram representative of the Primary Producers Union, Member of the Kyabram Historical Society, Committee Member of the Kyabram Senior Citizens Club and many more.
Jack is survived by his wife Evelyn and his four daughters Joy, Kaye, Shirley and Carol and his son Richard. He also had 7 grandchildren.
Family and friends said Jack was born with a great big heart and was a man of sincerity, honesty and genuine values.
A service will be held for Jack at Kyabram Uniting Church on Union St on Saturday, June 7 at 1.30
Ex-service personnel and members of the community are invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Kyabram Gift.
For a full tribute to Jack read next weeks edition of the Kyabram Free Press.
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