Former Goondiwindi Mayor passes away at 93

Tributes have been been flowing for former Goondiwindi Mayor, Bill Lee.

Mr Lee was the Goondiwindi Town Mayor from 1976 to 1991. He passed away surrounded by family last week.

He was also the town chemist and along with his wife Joanna, were long-time supporters of the performing arts in Goondiwindi. But for many he was most fondly remembered for the addition he added to the Goondiwindi skyline:a home-built steel-fabricated yacht which, more than a few, had doubts would ever see the ocean. They should never have doubted the World War II veteran who was a navigator for a Mosquito fighter-bomber squadron. 

Goondiwindi Regional Mayor, Cr Graeme Scheu paid tribute saying  Mr Lee was dedicated and committed to the service of the Goondiwindi community. “He was tireless and his work will not be forgotten,” he said. However the tributes have flowed over the past few days. Goondiwindi resident and former neighbour, Ann Raymond: (To the family) Your Dad was a great man, highly respected by members of Goondiwindi Community.

Your Dad (Bill) was a great man, highly respected by members of Goondiwindi Community. I was fortunate to have Bill and Joanna as neighbours, and we enjoyed some wonderful times together. R.I.P. Bill

Ann Raymond

“I was fortunate to have Bill and Joanna as neighbours, and we enjoyed some wonderful times together. R.I.P. Bill.  “

Richard Lane: I had the pleasure of meeting Bill and visiting a number of times. I have great memories of what seemed like Noah’s Ark to a eight year-old in 1986 at the Goondawindi home

Harry William (Bill) Lee died peacefully in his sleep on August 1, 2018. A memorial service will be held at Churchie Chapel, Oaklands Parade, East Brisbane, at 11.30a.m. on Wednesday, August 15. Please contact jennilee163@gmail.com if you plan to attend.