Federal Member For Wannon Dan Tehan
Member for Wannon Dan Tehan has paid tribute to Geoff Handbury AO, local farmer, businessman and philanthropist, who passed away on Tuesday.
“I met Geoff Handbury when I was first elected as the member for Wannon nearly ten years ago, and his friendship has been a great gift.
“Geoff made an outstanding contribution to our nation. He served in the navy during World War II, was an entrepreneur who created jobs and he gave freely of his time to others.
“He embodied the best of us. Geoff was generous yet humble, providing support to people and organisations across western Victoria without seeking the limelight.
“Geoff Handbury loved his local community like family. And boy did he love his family, particularly his late wife Helen, who was also a great Australian.
“We are richer for having known Geoff, and we celebrate a life well-lived.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Handbury family.”