Vale Enzo Menara: community remembers popular former Shire of Murray councillor

Enzo Manara.
Enzo Manara.

MANY a Murray resident will miss the familiar friendly wave and wholehearted hello of former Murray Shire councillor Enzo Menara who died yesterday.

Mr Menara was a hard working and loyal advocate of the community who dedicated more than 27 years to the community in his role as councillor from 1986-2001 and 2003-2015.

Shire president Maree Reid said Mr Menara had a deep love for the community and as a councillor was an effective liaison between ratepayers and the council, always striving to achieve the best outcome for the community.

“Residents knew they could contact him with their queries or problems as the need arose and Enzo was always willing to impart his knowledge,’’ she said.

Mr Menara was a keen farmer, father, owner of a Pinjarra butchery and a long serving member of community groups including Coolup Progress Association, Coolup Landcare, Peel Equestrian Association, Pinjarra Businessmen’s Association, the Lions Club of Pinjarra, Pinjarra Progress Association, Coolup Pony Club and Pinjarra Football Club.

In 2011, the then new Sir Ross McLarty Oval changerooms were named in his honour in recognition of more than 50 years service to Pinjarra Football Club.

He could always be relied on to volunteer his services.

“Enzo was a wonderful man with a heart of gold and warm community spirit to match,’’ Cr Reid said.

“He will always have a special place in our hearts and be sorely missed.”

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