Former Launceston mayor and long-serving councillor Tony Peck has been remembered as someone who was always willing to offer help to those around him, after he died on Monday.
Mr Peck was first elected to the City of Launceston council in November 1984 and later served as deputy mayor from 1990 to 1993 and mayor from 1993 to 1996.
The city's mayor Albert van Zetten said the council was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mr Peck.
"The council expresses its sincere condolences to his wife Debbie and his family. Mr Peck served the people of Launceston with distinction," he said.
"He was a learned and generous mentor who was always willing to offer help to those around him.
"Mr Peck will be remembered fondly by all who knew him."
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When Mr Peck spoke to The Examiner in 2014, after he left office, he said serving the community through the council for all those years had been a privilege.
He said one of his proudest moments was securing $3.5 million in funding for the Inveresk redevelopment from then Premier Ray Groom.
"We've got one of the best cities in Australia to live in," he told the reporter.
In addition to the Inveresk redevelopment funding, councillor van Zetten said Mr Peck had a long list of achievements from his time in office.
"He was an advocate for the council's sister city relationships and was a staunch supporter of the tourism industry in Northern Tasmania," he said.
"He also initiated a notice of motion to install public WiFi in the city and developed the Josef Chromy Wine Scholarship. As mayor, he oversaw the development of the Paterson Street West car park, the Earl Arts Centre and the council's inaugural strategic plan.
"As a business leader, he was heavily involved in the tourism and accommodation sector and was a member of the Launceston City Lions Club and Meals on Wheels."
Mr Peck's funeral will be at the Franklin Grove Centre on December 11.
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