‘It’s just not fair’: Families mourn ‘terrible, horrific loss’ for family of Melbourne man who died in forest fire

Family members of a man who was killed by a forest fire in Victoria’s central West have paid their respects at a memorial hall in the country’s north.

Key points:The former Melbourne man, named as David Pryce, was a teacher at the Westwood school in the Forestville area of the cityA man who works at the school and lives in the nearby suburb of Woomera has died of his injuriesThe memorial was organised by the local council, which also manages the city’s Forestville Cemetery, to remember Mr Pryce.

“He was a wonderful man who will be sadly missed by all who knew him,” Mr Wahlberg said.

“I think he had a wonderful sense of humour and would go to places that were a little bit of a challenge, but would give his all to his family.”

Mr Pryce was a father of three and was a member of the school’s school board and the school staff.

He was married and had two daughters, aged 15 and 17.

“There’s no words that can express how sad it is for the families who lost a member, but how proud and happy it is that this tragedy has been avoided,” Mr Pyle’s family said in a statement.

“We are so grateful to the people of Forestville for this great honour and we’re really, really looking forward to spending the rest of our lives together.”

It’s a really sad day for us all.

“Mr Wahlburg said he wanted to thank the community for their support and support, which was “not easy” during a time of tragedy.”

This is really the best way I know how to say thank you to everyone, and to the community,” he said.

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