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Ron Shaw, the man who died on Sunday while preparing his Hovea home for the bushfire, has been remembered as a loving father, stepfather and grandad.

St John Ambulance was called to Mr Shaw's Falls Road property about 1pm on Sunday after he collapsed on his roof. Paramedics needed help from fire crews to reach the 62-year-old but he died at the scene.

Yesterday Marty Mitchell remembered his stepdad as someone who "made the most of life".

Mr Mitchell said Mr Shaw, who had four grandchildren, was a caring man who had many hobbies, including riding motorcycles.

The family was still in shock, Mr Mitchell said.

"We're a bit better than Sunday but still not good," he said.

"He loved his wife and family, especially his grandkids."

A former work colleague of Mr Shaw's described the retired City of Swan employee as "lovely and an absolute gentleman" who kept himself fit and was previously a keen dancer.

City of Swan chief executive Mike Foley said Mr Shaw would be sadly missed by his many friends at the council.