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Sons say death of father ‘still unbelievable’

HAPPIER TIMES: George Gerbic, and his partner (blurred out for legal reasons) who has been charged with his murder.
HAPPIER TIMES: George Gerbic, and his partner (blurred out for legal reasons) who has been charged with his murder. Contributed

THE sons of a Sunshine Coast man whose remains were found in bushland near Gympie have described him as a passionate man with a big personality.

In a statement to the media yesterday, Simon and Justin Gerbic said their father's death was "still unbelievable".

The Tanawha man's headless torso was found on Cedar Pocket Rd, Cedar Pocket, on September 19 last year.

Lindy Yvonne Williams, 56, faced the Maroochydore Magistrates Court last Friday charged with murdering the 66-year-old and interfering with his corpse.

In the statement on behalf of himself and his brother, Simon Gerbic paid tribute to the role their father had played in their lives.

"He was a strong and passionate man with a big personality," he said.

"He was passionate about so many things, like music, cars, gardening, movies, sport and family.

"He supported us in huge ways in our 30 years of football, our entrepreneurial business ventures and even music tastes with his usual fatherly opinion. He will never be forgotten.

"He was a smart, driven, business-minded man we always turned to for advice."

Ms Williams, a mother-of-two, was remanded in custody until a committal mention, set down for September 1.

FOLLOW THE STORY: George Gerbic's loved ones struggle with loss

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