After a long battle with cancer the wife of former NSW Police commissioner Ken Moroney, Bev Moroney, died on May 24, aged 70.
The proud Woodbine resident was well known in the community and regularly volunteered for charitable causes including the annual McHappy Day for Ronald McDonald House.
Her funeral was held on Monday, their 47th wedding anniversary.
Mr Moroney described his wife as "very genuine".
What you saw was what you got," he said. "She always said 'there is someone worse off than me'.
''As sick as she was last October, she was still out there doing all the fundraising for McHappy Day.
''Her sleflessness stood out.''
One of four children, Mrs Moroney will be survived by her three children and seven grandchildren.
''Her biggest legacy was her grandkids,'' Mr Moroney said.
He had received condolences from as far away as New Zealand, Netherlands, England and Ireland.
Though he said there was no shortage of support from within the comunity.
"I'd like to thank the many people who have expressed their condolences," the former police commissioner said.
''Like myself, Bev was extremely proud to live in this area.''