Tweed mayor Barry Longland paid tribute this week to former councillor and Kingscliff community stalwart Eddie Buchanan, who died peacefully at his home on June 18.
Cr Longland said a suitable tribute on behalf of council would be conveyed to the family of Mr Buchanan, who served as a Tweed Shire councillor from 1989 to 1995.
He said flags were flown at half mast at both Murwillumbah and Tweed Heads council chambers on Tuesday, the day he was laid to rest.
A service for Mr Buchanan was held at Melaleuca Station Memorial Gardens on Tuesday followed by a function at Kingscliff Bowls Club, where he was was a past president.
A keen fisherman and sportsman, Mr Buchanan was a founding member of the Kingscliff Blue Water Fishing Club. He and his wife Joyce were also dedicated life members and supporters of the Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving Club nippers’ movement for around 30 years.
Mr Buchanan was also life member of the NSW Far North Coast SLS Juniors and a big supporter of the Cudgen Hornets Rugby League Club.