A long-serving volunteer in the Wyndham community, Pam Strong has been described as a caring and kind woman.

Ms Strong, who died on October 24 aged 73, became known to many people in the area after moving to Werribee in 1980.

Her husband, Bill Strong, paid homage to his wife.

“She was a beautiful lady who was very passionate about the Werribee area and the people in the local community,” he said.

Ms Strong was a life member of the Werribee Garden Club and co-authored a book about the history of the organisation.

She served on the Weerama Festival committee, taking part in the event’s parade for many years, and on the committee of the life activities group at the Italian Sports Club of Werribee.

Ms Strong served as treasurer of Wyndham Heritage Recovery and the Pinkerton Landcare and Environment Group committee.

She was involved in the fight against the tip mountain in Werribee and was a member of the Western Region Environment Centre.

In recent years, Ms Strong campaigned on several issues affecting Wyndham, including the proposed toxic dump in Werribee and the proposed youth detention centre in Werribee South.

She advocated to keep the cyprus trees in Werribee’s Avenue of Honour and to save heritage buildings such as Davis House and the Chirnside Park grandstand.

She was a former volunteer at the Werribee Visitor Information Centre and a former member of the Werribee High School parents and carer group and the badminton committee of the former Western Region Environment Centre building.

In her working life, Ms Strong worked as an administrative assistant with Dr Eddy Giam and in the offices of the Manor Court Retirement Centre and Glendale Retirement Centre.

Ms Strong is survived by her husband and their daughters, Kate Baines and Jill Strong.