RADIO-controlled whales and glass bottom buses featured in the eulogy delivered by tourism entrepreneur Simon Currant.
Mr Curran, a West Coast resident, said late mayor Darryl Gerrity was fearless when defending the West Coast and inventive when it came to promoting it.
One tourism idea suggested by Cr Gerrity to Mr Currant was a remote- control whale.
Cr Gerrity wanted to steer the whale to the West Coast, strand it on Ocean Beach, then stand back and watch "the greenies" flood into town to save it.
Another plan was land- based - he suggested building a glass bottom bus and offering "roadkill tours".
But Mr Currant said there was one area where they could not agree.
Back in 1990, Mr Currant suggested the public toilets be relocated from the Strahan waterfront because they were an eyesore, and he offered a case of whisky as an incentive.
He said that a few months ago, the toilets were moved - 23 years after the suggestion - so he would shout a case of whiskey at the tavern after the funeral to honour that promise to his friend.
Cr Gerrity became a West Coast warden in 1989 and then a councillor in 1993 after the West Coast Council was formed.
Mr Currant said he then got wife Robyn to successfully stand for the council, so "he could always count on at one vote".