Bendigo Community Health Services is saddened to hear of the passing of much-valued life member Jack Taylor OAM.

A great community-minded leader and great supporter of Bendigo Community Health Services.

A five-time mayor of the Borough of Eaglehawk, Jack played an important role in the push to establish Eaglehawk Community Health Services in October 1973 which would later become Bendigo Community Health Services.

"We had limited doctors in Eaglehawk at the time and this is just what we wanted as a community," Jack recalled during our 30th birthday celebrations.

"And, of course, the borough council were right behind anything in that regard."

Our CEO Kim Sykes remembers Jack as a person who was always working to help others.

"The last time I saw Jack he was attending a BCHS function and had to leave early because he had to get to Bunnings to help with some fundraising - always helping others," Kim said.

Our tribute to Jack in local media read:

"The Board and staff of Bendigo Community Health Services wish to pay tribute to the life of Jack Taylor. Jack was a Life Member of BCHS and the Founding Chair of the former Eaglehawk and Long Gully Community Health Service. His life has made a difference to so many others.  He was a role model who has left a legacy that will live on." 

Thank you Jack for your wonderful support, service and tremendous loyalty to community health in general and our organisation.

Our thoughts are with Jack's family and friends at this time.