Scott Morrison's father John dies at 84

Scott Morrison says his father John "lived a life of love, faith, duty and service".

John Morrison a former policeman, mayor of Waverley and church elder, died last night at 84.

He and his wife Marion raised their two sons Scott and Alan at Bronte and the family's focus was on church, sport and community service.

The Prime Minister and MP for Cook announced "the sad news" in a post on his Facebook page on Thursday afternoon, saying his father "passed away quietly and peacefully".

"He lived a great life and was much loved," Mr Morrison said.

"He was a loving husband to my mum Marion for 57 years. He was a wonderful father to me and my brother Alan. He loved Jen as a daughter and was a devoted grandfather to our girls.

"Dad lived a life of love, faith, duty and service. Dad served in the Army as part of his National Service, he was a dedicated member and officer in the NSW Police Force for his entire career, he served his local community as a councillor and mayor and many other roles, and he served faithfully in his church throughout his entire life as an elder, youth worker and in aged care.

"Dad had a deep and committed Christian faith, which is one of his numerous legacies in my life. Our family will miss him terribly, but we are extremely thankful for his great blessing in all of our lives.

"Love you Dad and well done good and faithful servant."