Mor­ris Ge­of­frey Hig­son Eu­logy

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Community News - Con­tin­ued from April edi­tion, Part 2

Fond mem­o­ries in­clude end­less rides be­hind a trac­tor on a carry-all, al­ways with a dog in tow, walk­ing deep into the Ber­rilee bush early each De­cem­ber in search of Christ­mas bells, and a range of car­a­van hol­i­days, some­times to the beach, and at other times on a road trip, but al­ways full of fun and ad­ven­ture, not to men­tion the Glen Camp­bell and Neil Di­a­mond eight tracks on re­peat.

Dad was al­ways happy ex­plor­ing new places, and I re­mem­ber the ex­cite­ment in his voice when he called declar­ing he was on top on Aus­tralia, that be­ing on top of Mt Kosciusko. At that time, the mo­bile phone was al­ways with him as he was the out of hour's timetable in­for­ma­tion ser­vice for the bus com­pany. If only peo­ple knew from where some of the places their in­for­ma­tion was be­ing de­liv­ered!

This eu­logy would not be com­plete with­out recog­nis­ing the in­cred­i­ble pa­tience, per­sis­tence, skill and kind­ness of­fered to dad dur­ing the past 16 years. These in­clude most im­por­tantly and sig­nif­i­cantly Mum, and the many doc­tors, nurses, phys­io­ther­a­pists, di­eti­cians, oc­cu­pa­tional ther­a­pists, di­ver­sional ther­a­pists, surgeons, paramedics, mem­bers of the lo­cal fire brigade, car­ers (es­pe­cially Bren­dan who spent ev­ery Tues­day with Dad), the won­der­ful peo­ple of Gal­ston Com­mu­nity Cen­tre and the many ser­vices they have provided, and the fab­u­lous neigh­bours of Hansen Ave and Hakea Cres.

And fi­nally, fam­ily mem­bers and friends who have al­ways been there when­ever needed for both Mum and Dad .. Dad's life was cer­tainly event­ful and ful­fill­ing, and cer­tainly won't be for­got­ten.

Rest in peace Dad. Eu­logy by Jo Anne Pierce

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