Sad farewell

ST Brendan’s Catholic Church, Bankstown, was packed yesterday as former constituents, colleagues, family and friends farewelled former Bankstown MP Doug Shedden. Mr Shedden’s only child, Leanne, said: “Sharing Dad with his beloved community was an honour and privilege. He was not only my dad, but my hero, mentor and friend.” After the service and interment at Rookwood Catholic Cemetery, mourners gathered at Bankstown Sports club to remember a wonderful life worth celebrating. The 83-year-old passed away on January 13.