Members of the Mandurah community have remembered the huge impact Shirley Joiner had on environmentalism in the area, following her passing on the weekend.
She died following a battle with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.
Ms Joiner was a member of various environmental advocacy groups, including the Peel Preservation Group (PPG) and the Mandurah Environmental Advisory Group, for more than three decades.
“She gave more than 16 years of valuable service to the Peel Preservation Group, enhancing and protecting the environment of the Peel Region,” Mandurah Councillor and Peel Preservation Group member Caroline Knight said.
“She was hugely passionate, and really strong in her belief in the importance of Mandurah’s estuary and catchment area, and the work that needed to go into that to protect it.”
Ms Knight said Ms Joiner’s tireless work set a standard for community environmental work in the region.
Member for Mandurah David Templeman said Ms Joiner was a wonderfully compassionate woman who contributed to the local community for many years.
“Shirley was a much loved member of Mandurah's Uniting Church and she volunteered in so many ways to assist those who were vulnerable, lonely and in need,” Mr Templeman said.
“I consider it a privilege to have known such a wonderfully positive human being.”