The Canberra Liberals are deeply saddened by the loss of a former colleague and well loved Canberra identity.

Val Jeffery was a respected Canberran who devoted a great part of his life to serving the community, particularly through the Rural Fire Service.

Val was passionate about Tharwa and preserving the historical importance of rural villages in the ACT. Val always stood up for what he believed was right and never shied away from taking on authorities in pursuit of common sense.

The opportunity to serve alongside him in his political career in the Assembly was a privilege.

The Canberra Liberals’ thoughts and sympathies are with his wife Dorothy and family at this time.