Long-standing Mundaring Visitor Centre volunteer retires at 90

Ninety-year-old Pat McIntyre rarely misses her weekly walk. Photo: David Baylis
Ninety-year-old Pat McIntyre rarely misses her weekly walk. Photo: David Baylis

MUNDARING Visitor Centre staff farewelled one of their longest-serving volunteers with a morning tea.

Pat McIntyre retired after more than 20 years of welcoming visitors to Mundaring every Saturday, come rain or shine.

She recently celebrated her 90th birthday and is best known for her boundless enthusiasm and stories from days gone by.

As a teenager, she made beds for servicemen in World War II and later started a kindy before she launched Graylands Athletic Club.

She moved to the Shire in 1986 and grew her voluntary positions to include Hills Community Support Group, Stoneville Bush Fire Brigade and Mundaring Visitor Centre.

About 30 years ago, she helped establish a local walking group and she rarely misses her weekly walk.

Mundaring Shire President John Daw commended Mrs McIntyre for her generous spirit and ‘can do’ attitude.

“Wonderful volunteers, such as Pat, make a significant difference in many sectors of the community,” he said.