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December 30, 2015

Part 26; Wishing you a HAPPY, SAFE and HEALTHY 2016. Updated.

Filed under: Uncategorized — ritz @ 4:31 pm

December 30;
Will be not behind my laptop the next 2 days, so this is a nice opportunity to wish you ALL a happy, healthy and safe 2016.
It has been a good year for me , I hope for you as well, though I know some people are sad, as they lost a loved one and some of my friends are very sick.
I wish them all the best in the new year.

Looking back so in the end of 2015, it is maybe time to remember those who are not with us here anymore.
As a tribute to all we lost over here in Tocumwal, I went today to the cemetery and made some pictures from those you knew as well. For some it’s a long time ago, for others only just.
They are sadly missed.
For those who have never been here it might be not so interesting, sorry, those who have been here will be pleased.

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Bill the founder of Sportavia died not so long ago.

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Maureen , Sportavia’s secretary for many ,many years and good friend and her husband Dolf, also a good “mate”.

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Jeff, former owner with Don Escott. Don is buried somewhere else , so is Bob Smith. As far as I know both have their ashes scattered over  their farm.

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Good old Jim, our “gardener” who loved to be involved with Sportavia and took care of the gardens. He was a successful business man , before he retired and came to the aerodrome EVERY day,  to “see” friends.

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Hadley ,son of good friends Lynne and Chris. Lynne owns the ANTIQUE shop and many have a had lunch with her.

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Good old Dessie,CFI for many years in the early times. He died of a heart attack in his motel, on his way home with tugs and gliders from Couff ‘s Harbour, where they did joy-flights.
Tim Mc Grath died last year.He was a tuggy and bar tender,  as many of you still remember and his ashes have been scattered over the Murray River taking them with the stream up to faraway.Tim was over the last years a great help and companion for Dessies wife Mary.

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And,…our Dennis.

Enjoy the change to 2016!!!
Ritz

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