Tribute to Stonnington Councillor Adrian Stubbs

23 June 2015

I rise to pay tribute to Stonnington Councillor Adrian Stubbs who passed away on Sunday

Adrian or Cr Stubbsy as he was affectionately called by some, was elected to East Ward in Stonnington Council in 2012 along will 6 other new councillors including myself.

Adrian decided to run for council after attending what I can imagine was a robust Stonnington council meeting, and deciding in the interests of our community, that things had to be done better.

On being elected he won respect all round with his honesty, integrity and candour.

Adrian was elected Mayor in 2014, a term during which he showed his strength in standing up to the state government to defend our local planning laws.

With Adrian what your saw is what you got.

He was respected in the Chamber and a friend outside it.

Adrian and his wife Carol’s love of France was shared by my wife and I.

We enjoyed their company.

And we’re both grateful for the generous assistance they gave us as we planned for our first trip to Paris.

Adrian’s last act was the greatest gift of all.

Life to others through the donation of his organs.

He will be greatly missed and a loss to our community.

Our thoughts are with his wife Carol and their two sons.


Sam Hibbins, Member for Prahran



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