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In memorium

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Ian Martin tragic, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. Ian Martin tragic

    Ian Martin tragic Well-Known Member

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    Thought this was an appropriate time and place to record the passing of a long term Eagles supporter. My father died Feb 4 this year after a long life, making it to 93. He became a Sea Eagles fan having moved into the area when he bought one of the defence service-built homes in the 1960s (formerly a North Sydney supporter having grown up in Northbridge). In the late 60s-early 70s he took me to Brookie of a Sunday, or sometimes out to the SCG for the Saturday match of the day if Manly were playing. We sat on the white timber benches around the fence on the hill side for the 1972 and 1973 Grand final victories. He was a season ticket holder at Brookie for several seasons in the 1980s.

    Bit disappointed the opening game of the first season after his passing was not a win, but on the other hand the last game he was around for was our victory over the Sharks at the end of last season.
     
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    • HoldenV8

      HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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      Sorry for your loss mate. 93 is not a bad innings at all.
       
    • Dan

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      Sorry for your loss mate, a big and solid innings. Hope you find some happiness and peace in the following weeks. Sorry to hear it.
      I need to redo the memorial pages soon
       
    • Jethro

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      I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.
      Condolences to both you and your family. :(
       
    • globaleagle

      globaleagle Deux bourbons s'il vous plait Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Adding my condolences as well. Hoping all the family is hanging tough in these times.

      Glad you have some great memories.
       
    • wombatgc

      wombatgc Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      My condolences as well. At the end of the day it's the memories that you're left with.
      A lot of us can only look at old vids and pics of that glorious era. You got to experience it first hand with your father. It doesn't get much better than that.
       
    • manlyfan76

      manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Deepest sympathy to you and you're family. Im glad you have so many memories to remember you're father by.
       
    • Mark from Brisbane

      Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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      Thinking of you mate but some great memories there, and that's what means the most after they have gone.
       
    • master blaster

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      My condolences to you and your family mate,sorry for your loss
       
    • Andrew..

      Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Going to Brookie oval with your Dad must mean you have some great memories...sorry for your loss.
       
    • Chip and Chase

      Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      You're lucky your Dad saw the light, sounds like he was a smart man. Great memories for you to have of your time watching Manly together, should give you a little lift every time they run out onto Brookie.
       
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      BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Condolences to both you and your family feathered friend
      Thank you for sharing
       
    • qldeagle

      qldeagle Well-Known Member

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      I remember sitting on those white benches in 72 and 73. Great memories for you mate. Sorry for your loss but be pleased you had him for so long.
       
    • Frank

      Frank Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Sorry for your loss. Sounds like he was a wonderful father.
       
    • Ryan

      Ryan Well-Known Member

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      Mate, really sorry to hear that!! Great Manly supporting family. Hope all is well for you buddy & you have lots of friends and loved one's around you. Hit me up if you need a chat via PM.

      Recently been through it all myself.
       
    • niccipops

      niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Very sad news. Your Dad must have been pretty tough to make it to 93. May he rest in peace.
       
    • Ian Martin tragic

      Ian Martin tragic Well-Known Member

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      Thanks all for the kind condolences and the views. Great to be able to remember an important part of my dad's life with people who understand the connection to the mighty Eagles.
       
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      • PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

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        Sorry for your loss on your dad IMT. 93 is a great innings he must have had a great outlook on life mate.
         

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