Friday, July 12, 2013

Saying goodbye...

to a local identity.

The large funeral gathering was studded with local names in a tribute to a man who had lived for 89 years in the district.

The service was a history lesson on Bacchus Marsh and very interesting.

Max had also served in RAAF during WW2, flying 30 missions as Skipper of a 6 man crew in a Lancaster Bomber and received a Distinguished Flying Cross. All this at just age 20.

A life of an orchardist growing apples in Bacchus Marsh probably seemed a bit tame after that.

His legacy lives on his family, who did themselves proud today, giving Max a tribute befitting the honourable gentleman he was.

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