RIP

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  1. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty
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    Macca apparently passed away last night. So very sad.
     
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  3. Seth

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    The ski instructor?
     
  4. Townsend

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    No. He was a much loved long term Thredbo resident who will be greatly missed.
     
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  5. Untele-whippet

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    Nice guy.
    V sad.
     
  6. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty
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    Mark sang Wild Thing for him last night (friend lived it on FB).

    One of my fondest memories was one season we had heaps of snow in the village, and that song "everyone is shuffling" had just come out, and was changed to shovelling, with a little dance.
     
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  7. KL.

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    sorry, who is Macca
     
  8. telecrag

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    Sorry @KL. I put it in here as some forum members were locals but have moved and may not have heard, he was very well known to many.

     
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  9. Apresski

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    I thought it was referring to the bloke on the radio and Whatsup Downunder.
     
  10. LMB

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    Yeah, I saw that this morning on Marks FB. Sad news indeed. :(
     
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  11. Karen97

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    Very sad indeed.
    Frank night won’t be the same
     
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  12. spaz

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    I just heard about Macca.
    Heartbroken.

    Macca was part of the fabric that made the place.
    The many things he contributed, known and unknown.
    I’m so furtunate to have spent time with him both professionally and personally from the first time I arrived in Thredbo.

    Your spirit will be felt in the village long after this day.
     
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  13. kaegee

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    Very sad . To help put a face to the name
     
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  14. Kletterer

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    Fancy spotting him at that particular bar. What a card.
     
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    It’s his FB profile shot ... fitting .
     
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  16. linked_recoveries

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    Very sad. The news was breaking around the village Friday evening. Saturday was a struggle, with an informal gathering of people in the pub (the Bistro) Saturday night. Most of the Thredbo 'family' was in tears at some stage. Macca was woven into the fabric of life down there. He will be missed.

    Unofficial word on the street was for a funeral to be held on Thursday.
     
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  17. sastrugi

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    Not a funeral, at his request. Just a quiet gathering of the Thredbo family. Sadly we can't make it this week. We will have our time to remember him in our own way.

    A lovely post @spaz :cry:

    And yeah, Macca was a ski instructor in his early days in Thredbo. Then a bar manager for a very long time. A much loved friend gone way too soon.
     
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  18. dawooduck

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    I kinda new the guy way back then. Having reached the scary age when people seem to be checking out all over the place, what killed him ?
     
  19. sastrugi

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    Heart :(
     
  20. telecrag

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    Ran into some friends giving the bell a ring for him. I don't drink when I ski, this one is for you mate.
     
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    Peacefully, it must be said. He was found in his bed when he didn't turn up for work.
     
  22. telecrag

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    Bistro at 11 on Thursday for those who can.
     
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  23. sastrugi

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    It's going to be a big one. Several friends are travelling vast distances. As Macca would have wanted it.
     
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    Tim Bailey paid tribute to Macca in tonights ten weather. The tribute starts at 2:35 minute mark.
     
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    Thanks so much for sharing this @easty Being in Vic we don't get the NSW weather (thank goodness, Tim and I don't get along too well) but he and Macca were great mates. He used to do weather reports from Macca's lodge car park. I'm so sad I can't be there today with the Thredbo family, it's going to be memorable.
     
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  26. LMB

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    Thoughts are with everyone today.
    It’s hard to send off friends x
     
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  27. linked_recoveries

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    Heck of a turnout today. The report I received from peeps who are down there is "three hundred or more ... it's been huge!"
     
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  28. Townsend

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    I hope Macca was looking down. It was a terrific memorial with lots of laughs and quite a few tears. As someone said the Keller hadn’t been that full since Macca was behind the bar.
     
  29. Karen97

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    [​IMG] Pic from today
     
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  30. sastrugi

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    Thanks for this. Can always count on Randy for the best group shots.

    A lot of faces there I didn't even know where going. Awesome x
     
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    Now that's a family gathering.
     
  33. Karen97

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    Yep. Right hand side of the pic. Standing next to Scot Daly
     
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  34. sastrugi

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    In the black, near Corbs and Jo. Have we met before Karen? :)
    (Nice to see Scott in a tie!) (And nice to see he's not the only one)
     
  35. LMB

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    I was looking and looking - until you said Scot was in a tie I couldn’t find him or Kaz
    Hello you beautiful things!
     
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  36. sastrugi

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    Stavvy's scrubbed up nicely too :)
     
  37. Townsend

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    Stavy and Scott looked fantastic!
     
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  38. Karen97

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    He almost wore his kilt. Macca was apparently born in Scotland
     
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    Did Euan and Stu wear theirs?
     
  40. Townsend

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    No. Unfortunately they were working before and after so I presume that is why they were in uniform.
     
  41. sastrugi

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    Watched the video last night, face wet with tears and laughs to be had as well. Macca's brother's speech was so poignant and moving. And Sue's singing was balm for the soul, as she always is :love:
     
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    Poor Tassie
    Always forgotten
     
  43. linked_recoveries

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    I know. I was thinking exactly the same thing when I first looked at the photo.