Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s father has died.
“Last night I received the sad news that my father John passed away quietly and peacefully. He was aged 84. He lived a great life and was much loved,” Mr Morrison posted on Facebook on Thursday.
John Morrison served in the army, the NSW police force and his local community as councillor and mayor.
“Dad lived a life of love, faith, duty and service,” his son said.
“Dad had a deep and committed Christian faith, which is one of his numerous legacies in my life.”
Mr Morrison also paid tribute to his father’s lifelong service to his church as an elder, youth worker and in aged care.
“Our family will miss him terribly, but we are extremely thankful for his great blessing in all of our lives,” the prime minister said.
“Love you Dad and well done good and faithful servant.”
Former Labor Prime Minister, Julia Gillard has shared her condolences to Scott Morrison on Twitter.
My sincere condolences to @ScottMorrisonMP on the death of his father John. Losing your dad is always hard, and even more so when you are serving as PM. My thoughts are with him and his family.
— Julia Gillard (@JuliaGillard) 23 January 2020
Many social media users have reached out to the prime minister to offer their condolences and sympathies.
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