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Sad news

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by rugbyskier, May 11, 2014.

  1. rugbyskier

    rugbyskier One of Us

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    Thredbo regulars and staff all know Sally, the happy lifty who always had a smile and a friendly greeting when usually working at the Cruiser chair and sometimes at the EDI and Gunbarrel chairs. Sadly I learned today that she was killed in a car accident earlier this week. I will certainly miss her smile and cheery demeanour, rest in peace Sally and I hope that you are ripping it down an endless slope of waist deep powder with a smile on your face.
     
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  2. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh Wow!
    I am so sorry to hear that.
    She was an absolutely delightful human being.
    :(
     
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    RIP, condolences to her family
    :(
     
  4. cin

    cin Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    oh fudge :(
    always smiling and friendly
    she will be missed dearly
     
  5. Townsend

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    I am really sorry to hear this. Thredbo will not be the same without her especially now Summer has left. Do you know if the funeral has been held?
     
  6. gareth_oau

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    Does anyone have a photo of Sally?
     
  7. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh no. Had a few slides with her. Very sad now. The crew, oh man thoughts to you guys if any see this.
     
  8. rugbyskier

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    I agree, she was one of Thredbo's characters that help give the place its soul.

    I understand she was from Griffith, so maybe check the local paper The Area News to see if there's a notice.
     
  9. rugbyskier

    rugbyskier One of Us

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    I don't have a photo Gareth, but she had a distinctive spiky blonde hairdo.
     
  10. Townsend

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    Thanks Rugbyskiier.
     
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    If this is the same Sally I'm thinking of my kids are going to be absolutely devastated when we go down to Thredbo! They loved seeing Sally everyday.
     
  12. rugbyskier

    rugbyskier One of Us

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    Yes, that's her.

    The NSW Police have released a report about the accident, I saw it on my Facebook news feed. There's also an article in the Griffith Area News today.
     
  13. gareth_oau

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    nice picture
     
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    OMG she was awesome! My daughter (as I) NOT happy. What to say? Time and fond memories are our friends right now.
     
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    That is so sad .i saw the heading and then the lovely photo of Sally with the kids and was instantly devastated ,Sallys brightness always made my Thredbo trips that much more fun.What a loss ,but what an inspirational girl to others to get out there and shine .Life is too short and sadly too too short for Sally.My sincere condolences to friends and family
     
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  16. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    It feels weird when someone you see very day up there leaves. But this… I am totally devastated, I didn't even know her all that well, chatted often, like almost every day I was up there, and sometimes at the pub etc, and had a few skis with her on her breaks/days off. Totally top chick, huge appetite for life. Just so sad. I really feel for those that knew her better.

    The regular crew will be shattered, I keep thinking of Wongy.
     
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    Very sad. R.I.P.
     
  18. Astro66

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    Saw that on the NSW Police Force post. Very sad. :(
     
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    Our family is devastated. Thredbo will not be the same.

    R.I.P. Sally. Our thoughts go out to all friends, family and colleagues who knew this absolutely delightful person.
     
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    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wow. She changed 4 lives significantly through organ donation.

    There will be easily over 1000 people at Thredbo this season that miss her.

    So young, and yet such a legacy, a life lived.
     
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    Oh I am a big believer of organ donation.
    What an amazing gift. Sally gave love and laughter to all of those she came in contact with, she enriched their lives. And her final gift is the gift of life to 4 very fortunate recipients. I just hope her joy and enthusiasm for life sparks in all those who received her gift.

    A mate heads up Donatelife here in WA, lots of good work going on there.
    And I know my God daughters family and friends have taken much comfort in her parting gift to 3 recipients. Tick the box!
     
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    Tick the box. Register with Medicare as a donor. And, most importantly, tell your family that you want to donate. Whatever you have done before you die your relatives' instructions to your medical team will STILL override those directions.
     
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    I was deeply saddened to hear this news about Sally.
     
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    Sad story, I remember her well, a always smiley lifty.

    I hope that Sally can influence a few people about organ donation. What a wonderful life, well lived and sounds like full of joy. Hers has sadly ended but 4 more have either lived on or have a better life thanks to her. And I'm convinced a bit of Sally goes with that donation.

    I think that's a great legacy
     
  26. rugbyskier

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    Given the sentiments expressed on the thread I sent a sympathy card to Sally's parents today. I mentioned the forum in the card, so hopefully her parents come to have a look and see the positive effect Sally had on the lives of people who work and holiday at Thredbo.
     
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  27. Dos

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    Oh My God, Sally!

    She was one of the few I could say I knew and not just seen. Always happy. Always teasing me playfully about skiing not as cool as snowboarding.

    R.I.P. Sally
     
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    Hi this is Sally's mother and I would just like to say how overwhelmed we are at the beautiful comments you have all made here about our beautiful girl. It is very touching to read that she had such an effect on so many people with her happy attitude. Thank you all for your kind thoughts xxxx
     
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    our hearts go out to you, i'm sure many folk here will be thinking of you and your family and remembering Sally this winter.
     
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    I am heading up for opening, and my thoughts turn to opening last year, when Sally laughed with me, fooling around on my skinny xc's and pretending to fall off Easy Does It, a fun way to have my first ski of a season, made more fun with her joining in on the attitude. I don't think there is anyone who knew her, who wouldn't have a predominant memory of her smile.
     
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    Received your card - much appreciated thank you xx
     
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    I'm very sorry for your loss, I can't imagine a bigger loss, thanks from our community for your kind words. I wish you strength for the future such an unexpected tragedy. If we can help you, maybe a little memorial thing? Please ask
     
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    Have been messaging Pete Fleming at Thredbo and all going well (snow required) we will be scattering Sally's ashes on the 13th September would love to see you all there
     
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    That is a very generous invitation.
    Thank you.

    Please let us know if it is going ahead.
    I'm sure those who can be there would feel privileged to be there.
     
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    Thanks Salsmum, I will certainly be there. The place will be almost closed, all the staff will want to be there too.
     
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    Very sad news to hear. I remember her always friendly smile!
     
  37. rugbyskier

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    I would like to come along Salsmum but I'm not certain I can make it at this stage. I finish up the weekend before and have a commitment in Canberra on the 13th, however if circumstances change I will definitely come along.
     
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