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News: Max farewelled - ashes to be spread at Brookie

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  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    <p>MANLY legend Max Whitehead’s ashes will be scattered on Brookvale Oval before an NRL game this year following his funeral yesterday.</p>


    <a href="http://www.silvertails.net/news/4698-max-farewelled-ashes-to-be-spread-at-brookie.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    I was on the Corso today and caught sight of Brett and Dessie outside the Church. Vale a Manly legend.
     
  3. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    A life bloody well lived i would say. Makes me think about what next thing I should embark on.
     
  4. ManlyBacker

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    MANLY representative stars Jamie Lyon and Anthony Watmough had the sombre honour of being pallbearers at yesterday's funeral for Max Whitehead, the club's first captain. As colourful a character to ever lace a boot, Whitehead was perhaps better known as the original Chesty Bonds man. He also wrestled in the US and once had a job differentiating the sexes of poultry.

    As colourful a character to ever lace a boot, Whitehead was perhaps better known as the original Chesty Bonds man. He also wrestled in the US and once had a job differentiating the sexes of poultry.

    Other Sea Eagles identities including coach Des Hasler, CEO Graham Lowe, Brett and Glenn Stewart, Max Delmege, Scott Penn and Rex Mossop were among 300 mourners who packed St Matthew's parish on Manly's Corso to farewell the 87-year-old.

    Massoud Tele
     
  5. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Stupid put-down of Max to mention the chook desexing stuff.  Shame on you Massoud, although I'd expect nothing else from that rag.
     
  6. The Wheel

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    If you boys cant go out an win for Max on Sunday they wont win another game this year
     
  7. Guest

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    Max played a number of years with Norths before he went to Manly so he should have some of his ashes spread on NSO as well
     
  8. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I wasn't aware that one could have ashes spread at Brooky.  Might make that a stipulation in my will. 
     
  9. ManlyBacker

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    Me too DSM. I want half at Brookie and half on the rise coming up the straight at Royal Randwick.
     
  10. Fro

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    I thought the playing for Norths was more of an insult than a chicken sexer.
     
  11. The Gronk

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    Maybe request they be put on the 20m line, right where Orford's drop outs used to land. 
     
  12. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Don't remember them making that far Gronk.
     
  13. Wolfpack

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    He's giving Ox the benefit of the wind being behind him & a generous bounce.
     
  14. ManlyBacker

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    More on Max from the Manly Daily's Blindside column:

    GREAT to see such a strong, and diverse gathering at Max Whitehead’s funeral in Manly this week.

    Mourners were left in awe as the incredible life and times of the Sea Eagles’ first-ever captain were eulogised by friend Sid Barnes, Manly official Kerry Sibraa and friend and carer, Samantha Lane.

    Barnes gave a detailed account of Whitehead’s life, from a boy collecting rabbits in Newcastle, to his travels around the world as a professional wrestler which may have included relations with Hollywood actress Mae West.

    Sibraa spoke of Whitehead’s permanent place in the Sea Eagles’ 63-year history, with the former second-rower officially Manly’s No.1 player.

    But it was Lane’s recollections which really touched many.

    The young nurse spent the evening of March 25, Whitehead’s last night, caring for the former Chesty Bond model.

    When he awoke in the moring, Lane said:

    “You got your wish, you spent the night with a young chick. “He smiled at me and winked. If anyone deserves to go to heaven, it’s Max.”
     
  15. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    “You got your wish, you spent the night with a young chick. “He smiled at me and winked. If anyone deserves to go to heaven, it’s Max.”

    Very touching, reminds me of my old fella (Dad) in the rehab unit. Pissed off with being there but if a constantly sweet talking the nurses who all claim he's "gorgeous". Little bugger will be back causing trouble at his home in about 2 weeks.
     

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