McBride a thriller

South Waikato News - - NEWS/OPINION -

I hap­pened to switch on the TV to watch the row­ing Thurs­day.

By co­in­ci­dence, the time was just as Danny McBride lined up in his fi­nal.

Hav­ing read about Danny in the South Waikato News I in­stantly wired into the scene. What a man.

He started like a rocket and gave it heaps. Near the fin­ish line he had me scream­ing at the box. Scared the liv­ing de­lights out of the cat.

So there you go Danny, I just want you to know what a plea­sure it was to watch you GO. See you again on the box. Wouldn’t miss it. Al­lan Bar­clay

Thames mo­tors for ser­vic­ing Sam’s cars mak­ing sure he was safe on the streets when he was out there all hours.

We would es­pe­cially like to thank the spokesper­son from Beemac mo­tors who spoke at Sam’s fu­neral. Thanks so much for be­ing such a great friend at a time when he needed it, sup­port­ing him when his pro­ces­sions were taken away by the coun­cil. This was a stress­ful time for Sam, he’d be­come ex­tremely stressed and an­gry fol­low­ing that time in his life, he’d kept it from us oth­er­wise I’d have been there in a sec­ond sup­port­ing my brother.

Only God knows if he would still be with us to­day if only he was left alone to do what he loved the most, col­lect­ing stuff to help peo­ple who had less than he did.

You all did us proud look­ing af­ter him for us, we will never be able to thank you all.

Sam did such an amaz­ing ser­vice to the lo­cal com­mu­nity. I worked for 13 years in Toko­roa and Pu­taruru for the lo­cal coun­cil and quite of­ten at 2-3am I’d be out fix­ing a bro­ken wa­ter main and I’d see him out in the freez­ing cold on his bike with cans loaded up front and back, all you could see was Sam’s head peer­ing over the cans, that was in the ’80’s be­fore he got a car.

It’s such a pity not one per­son from the coun­cil got up to speak on its be­half to thank Sam for all he did, the fam­ily were very

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