February 3, 2018
A memorial service will be held in Goomeri on Monday (February 5) for former Kilkivan Shire Chairman Alec Frederick McIntosh OAM who died on January 18 in Gladstone Hospital.
Mr McIntosh, 91, was Chairman (mayor) of the Shire from 1970 until he retired in 1994.
In that year, Mr McIntosh, then living in Goomeri, also received the Order of Australia Medal for his service to local government and to the community.
He was a special guest in March 2008 at the final meeting of Kilkivan Shire Council prior to its forced amalgamation into Gympie Regional Council.
It was reported that he received the “laugh of the day” when he quipped he had never received a complaint about potholes in the bitumen “because there were no bitumen roads”.
Mr McIntosh was not a fan of council amalgamations and in 1990 fought hard to keep Kilkivan Shire separate from Widgee Shire.
In 1992, Widgee Shire did become amalgamated, but with Gympie City, not Kilkivan, and formed the Cooloola Shire Council.
Cooloola, Kilkivan and part of Tiaro Council were finally amalgamated in 2008 to form the current Gympie Regional Council.
A funeral service for Mr McIntosh was held at the Boyne Tannum Memorial Parklands Crematorium Chapel on January 31.
The Memorial Service will be held at the Goomeri Cemetery, Goomeri West Road, Goomeri, from 11:00am on Monday.