Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

FRIENDS will farewell love­able lar­rikin Gra­ham Ni­cholls just the way he would like it - with a few beers and a laugh at the Port Dou­glas Yacht Club.

Gra­ham, who ar­rived in Port Dou­glas 10 years ago search­ing for a boat and found his par­adise in the process, peace­fully suc­cumbed to a brain tu­mour in Mel­bourne last month.

Known to his mates as GI, or Gra­ham Ibis - the name of his boat - Gra­ham was a reg­u­lar at the yacht club’s Wed­nes­day Af­ter­noon Gen­tle­men and Ladies Sail­ing (WAGLS) and was also known to hold up the bar at the Com­bined Club when the oc­ca­sion called for it.

His fi­nal wishes were to have his ashes scat­tered in his favourite play­ground, the Coral Sea, which his fam­ily and close friends plan to do early next year.

In the mean­time, a few of his lo­cal mates have or­ga­nized a me­mo­rial wake at the yacht club from 4pm on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 15.

Any­one who wants to say a few words and re­mem­ber the good times over a cold beer or wine is wel­come to join them, with finger food pro­vided.


beloved boatie Gra­ham Ni­cholls

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