Vale Garry Mallen

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The Funeral Service for the late Garry James Mallen was held today (Friday 9 February) at the Portland Civic Hall, Bentinck Street, Portland


CFA has farewelled long-serving volunteer Garry Mallen who passed away recently while undertaking operational duties.

Garry's family, friends and colleagues were joined by Chief Officer Jason Heffernan, CEO Natalie MacDonald, Emergency Management Commissioner Rick Nugent as well as other dignitaries at his service.

Those who attended spoke of his leadership and support as well as his 39 years of service as a member of CFA.

Portland Fire Brigade Captain Ryan Delony said Garry was gentle, caring, devoted, calm and humble, yet also a larrikin.

"The brigade and community have lost a father we didn't realise we had," Ryan said. "He was the cornerstone of his family, brigade and community."

As an organisation we thank Garry for his commitment and dedication to his fellow members and communities. 

46:36 Family entrance
50:04 Beginning of Service
52:54 Colour Party
1:02:38 Katie Robbins (daughter)
1:09:55 Frank Zeigler (friend)
1:26:10 CFA Chief Officer Jason Heffernan
1:37:16 CFA ACFO John Jugum on Garry's CFA service
1:44:00 Portland CFA Captain Ryan Delony
1:46:49 Photo tribute
2:11:49 Guard of Honour

Our deepest sympathies are with Garry’s family, friends and colleagues at Portland Fire Brigade at this time.


  • Member News imageCFA Chief Officer Jason Heffernan presenting Garry's Service Medals to his family
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Submitted by CFA News