Bayside Mayor Dr Christina Curry used a Mayoral Minute at last night’s Council Meeting to honour Carolyn Ann McMahon OAM who passed away on 30 June 2022.
“We extend our sincere condolences to Carolyn’s loved ones for their sad loss,” Mayor Christina Curry said.
“Carolyn dedicated much of her life to the local community and the extraordinary contribution she made – over more than three decades as a volunteer – is acknowledged and honoured here tonight.
“I first met Carolyn when I was elected to council in 2012 and learnt much from her over the years. Carolyn demonstrated true commitment and service to our community across so many areas. I am grateful I had the opportunity to sit with Carolyn at our Seniors High Tea a few weeks ago as we reflected on my role as Mayor and, as always, she gave me sound advice and encouragement.
“Words cannot adequately describe the sense of shock and loss felt by our Bayside community and I would like to offer my condolences to all who have had the privilege and honour of knowing Carolyn.”
Carolyn gave a lifetime of service to others, building strong and active communities through her work at Meals on Wheels, St. Vincent de Paul, NSW State Emergency Services Randwick and her local church, St Therese Catholic Church, Mascot.
Carolyn was a former Warrant Officer in the Army Reserve, a member of the Returned Services League of Australia and held various Executive positions, including that of Secretary, at the Mascot RSL Sub-Branch.
Carolyn was also an active member of the Botany Historical Trust where she made an enormous contribution towards local history, supporting the George Hanna Memorial Museum at the Mascot Library, and advising on local heritage issues.
In 2019 Carolyn was honoured with a Medal of the Order of Australia and that same year she also received a Certificate of Appreciation from Bayside Council for her valuable service to our community, in recognition of her outstanding contribution as a volunteer spanning more than three decades.