Former SDRC Mayor Peter Blundell passes away

Former SDRC Mayor Peter Blundell passed away on 24 December.

Former Southern Downs Mayor Peter Blundell passed away just before 3 am on 24 December after a very short battle with cancer.

His funeral was held in Stanthorpe on Wednesday 5 January.

He is survived by his wife Charlie, whom he married on 11 September last year.

He is also survived by his sons Peter and Harry, his daughter Nicola, his grandchildren, and his brother James.

We extend our deepest sympathies to the family.

He will be sadly missed by all who knew him and by the residents of the Southern Downs, and there is no doubt the Stanthorpe Show will not be the same without his velvet voice over the loudspeaker.

Peter served on Stanthorpe Shire Council and Southern Downs Regional Council from 1997 to 2016, serving as Mayor in his final four years.

We will be including a full tribute to Peter in next week’s edition, and ask that anyone who wishes to have any words included please send them to