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Karen Sherry on 5 August, 2019 at 11:48am

Dear Anne, Edwin and Tom

Gary's legacies will endure-the Hume Global Learning Centres, the achievements in justice and human rights at local government and at the international level in Timor Leste. Not only because they are good and decent things to do for the community but the spirit behind them is too! Vale Gary Jungwirth

Allan and Athina Driver on 23 July, 2019 at 6:18pm

To dear Anne, Edwin and Tom,
Firstly our sincere condolences from Athina, Lucas, Anastasia and Allan. Ever since Edwin and Lucas were born in December 1983 and both attended Melbourne University Family Coop Creche, we became friends both in Melbourne and Inverloch. We were always impressed with Gary's commitment to the Labor Party, the Fabian Society, social justice and furthering the Labor cause through editing Labor Essays and other publications. Recently, he was passionate about visiting refugees and ensuring their stories were told. It was great to spend time with Gary and Anne at special events like the Inverloch Book Club and concerts at Meenjin. Gary's love of collecting signed copies of books no matter what genre was legendary. We will miss you Gary. Rest in Peace.

PHILLIP DI BIASE on 22 July, 2019 at 4:35pm

To Garry.

Garry seemed to have more energy than me, despite being over 30 years my senior he put me to shame almost every day before pre-poll at the Victorian state election.

When I first spoke to Garry on the phone before the election he said "I'd love to help, let me check my Diary" and in all seriousness said "We might be going away to North Korea, or hiking X mountain"

Before then, I knew Garry when he used to visit people at the Melbourne immigration detention center for refugee's and I asked him to see a friend of mine.

Before then, I knew Garry because of his tireless effort in working with the then local MP to create the Broadmeadows Library (where I launched a number of tech businesses)

But today I know Garry as a great friend and support of his friends, family and party.

Phillip Di Biase on 22 July, 2019 at 4:34pm

To Garry.

Garry seemed to have more energy than me, despite being over 30 years my senior he put me to shame almost every day before pre-poll at the Victorian state election.

When I first spoke to Garry on the phone before the election he said "I'd love to help, let me check my Diary" and in all seriousness said "We might be going away to North Korea, or hiking X mountain"

Before then, I knew Garry when he used to visit people at the Melbourne immigration detention center for refugee's and I asked him to see a friend of mine.

Before then, I knew Garry because of his tireless effort in working with the then local MP to create the Broadmeadows Library (where I launched a number of tech businesses)

But today I know Garry as a great friend and support of his friends, family and party.

Stephen Paul on 22 July, 2019 at 3:01pm

One of the truly great people in my life. Stephen Paul

John Gildea on 19 July, 2019 at 7:55pm

So sorry to hear of your sad loss . Garry was an important early influence from the days of the YMCA Vikings club. Great respect and regard for all that he achieved. Condolences and best wishes to you Anne and your family. Kind regards John

Race Mathews on 19 July, 2019 at 12:24pm

Iola and I remember Gary as a good friend, a pillar of local government, a Labor Party and Fabian activist and office-holder, mentor to many and long-serving editor of Labor Essays. Much admired. Much missed.

Martin & Trish Niall on 19 July, 2019 at 9:47am

Sincere condolences to Anne, Edwin & Tom.
Having been Mayor in two northern municipalities he demonstrated his commitment to helping out and understanding the needs of locals. His further contributions to broader humane causes are a testament to his character.

Jenifer Brook & Chris Swift on 18 July, 2019 at 10:23pm

Dear Anne,Ted Tom,Amanda and lizzie,
Heartfelt condolences for the loss of Gary who was so caring and generous. Gary lived life to the fullest with passion and love.He was a big part of all the good times we had with the gang.We will miss him.
We hope you find comfort in the love and support of all your family and friends.
With love from
Jenny & Chris

The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust on 18 July, 2019 at 2:34pm

Trust members and staff of the Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Gary Jungwirth.

Gary was an inaugural Trust member at GMCT, and served from 2010 to 2013. He is remembered at GMCT as a great person and an important part of the team. He was always upbeat and often provided a clear path through the many challenges faced by the trust in those early years.

Those of us who had the privilege to work with Gary will miss him dearly. Those of us who did not enjoy this privilege remain the grateful beneficiaries of his contribution and leadership.

Rest in peace.

Dianne Hadden on 18 July, 2019 at 1:38pm

Dear Anne and Family, My sincerest condolences on the passing of your much loved Gary. Gary will be missed by so many friends and comrades involved in his life journey in Local Government, community development, participating in the national elections in Timor-Leste and in the development of community and friendships including in the Munisipio Aileu. Gary's legacy will be remembered. Deskansa em Paz Maun.

Anne Murphy on 18 July, 2019 at 1:08pm

Fond memories of Gary in his role as a Councillor at the City of Preston - dedicated to achieving the best outcomes for the community he served.

Erin Kerr & Daniel Dalgleish on 17 July, 2019 at 8:43pm

I'm very saddened to hear about the passing of Gary. A lovely man who always had a great sense of humour. Sending love to Anne, Edwin & Tom.

Ann Potter on 17 July, 2019 at 8:23pm

Gary, you were my friend and someone I looked up to. A man of great integrity and compassion. An epic humanitarian who always fought for the underdog. You touched so many people during your life, the folk of Hume and Timor Leste will be forever in debt to you. At least you got to see your beloved Tigers win a GF! I thank Anne and the family for allowing me to spend some time with you over the last months. Rest easy my friend wherever you may be, I’m sure you will be advocating for fairness and justice. Much love to the Jungwirth’s

Sharon Phillips on 17 July, 2019 at 8:10pm

Gary so saddened by your death you were such a good man,kind,caring and compassionate. I dont really know anyone who has anything bad to say about you.Elaine Muir was telling me how Bill would attend meetings where you both were and he would always have a chat to you and respected you greatly.I will think of you with a smile on my face and I wont forget you.

Joe and Josie Crisara on 17 July, 2019 at 7:42pm

What and inspiration Gary has been. A generous soul giving his all to help the community and to make the world a better place.

Daniel Stephen Grayson and Rev. J Peter Weeks on 17 July, 2019 at 6:08pm

I'm so grateful to have shared a small part of Gary's journey here on Earth. What a kind, generous and loving man he was and his presence in our life with be missed. All our love the the Jungwirth family. Blessings, Daniel and Rev. Peter Weeks

Barbara Gavin on 17 July, 2019 at 4:18pm

To dear Anne, Edwin and Tom and partners , please accept the condolences of the Gavin family on the loss of Gary. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him.

Trish and Michael Buckridge on 17 July, 2019 at 4:03pm

Dear Anne and family,
Our thoughts are with you all. Gary was a very special man and we were privileged to know him. We'll miss him very much at Book Club and all the other occasions when we got together at Inverloch.

With our love and best wishes.
Trish and Michael.

Roberta Herring Sullivan on 16 July, 2019 at 6:14pm

Dearest Anne, Edwin, Tom.
My deepest sympathy comes to you for your great loss.
Fondest memories of a very special man.
Love Roberta

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