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A message from CB
I would like to
offer heartfelt thanks to the many people who contributed to making the
celebration of Gordon’s life last Sunday a beautiful farewell. There
are so many people to thank, and I hope I haven’t left out anyone.
Firstly, sincere thanks to the SIRFB not only for use of the fireshed
and set up, but for donating the takings from the Saturday night
fireshed dinner to Oxfam Australia. Also, many thanks to:
- Graham Richmond for deliveries
- Everyone who helped to put the wine and beer in the
fridges after the fireshed dinner Saturday night, and those who set up
the fireshed for the celebration
- Emmie, Louise and Tracy, and others, who made the
fireshed look beautiful
- Those who supplied plates of food and to Shona, Emmie
and Megan who coordinated that effort
I also want to thank everyone who participated in the service:
- Everyone who served food and drinks and helped to
clean up afterwards; your efforts made the day go so beautifully and
smoothly, and took such a weight off my shoulders.
- Bill Gye, for performing the role of celebrant so
- Wendy Twibill and the Last Ferry Home choir (and all
those members who came back to sing especially for Gordon)
- Dave Grey for a wonderful eulogy
- Derry for her exquisite singing, and Petra and Matt
for their accomplished accompaniment
- The Flaming Doghouse band; David, Matt, Basil and
Tim, and to David for his lovely original song, written as he sat
beside Gordon’s bedside
- Boyd for so much work on the video and pictures, such
a highlight of the day
- Jon Duhig for putting the pictures all together in a
Many thanks too to everyone who was there, and for messages from those
who couldn’t be. I drew strength from all of it, and I know that Gordon
would have been overwhelmed by the love shown to him on that day. As
one of my off-island messages said, it was a ‘wonderful display of
community love in action’.
- Bill, Bob and Gordon’s sisters for remembrances
With love and gratitude from CB (Carol) Floyd
The RFS will be conducting hazard reductions in Kevin Aveue, Florence Terrace, Aroma Avenue
and Thompson Streets on next Sunday 19th August, weather
SCOTLAND ISLAND RURAL FIRE BRIGADE
The Western Shores Grameen Group invites to you join their resident
experts on a stroll through the wildflowers on the western slopes of
0900 Church Point Ferry Wharf: welcome and ferry ride to
1015 Elvina Bay: Morning tea on a verandah
overlooking the water.
1045 Bush Walk: with Dr Alan Yuille, Dr Alan
Hill and Lisa Atkins.
1245 Elvina Bay: Sit down to a lunch and enjoy
1355 Elvina Bay Wharf: Catch the ferry back to Church
arrival time is 1410.
The all-inclusive cost for ferry ride, morning tea, walk and lunch is
$50. Bookings are essential as numbers are limited. Please advise us of
your interest by September 7. All proceeds will go to our first Grameen
micro-banking project assisting a Kenyan woman start up a small
business to support her family.
M: 0450 299 964
in Ku-Ring-Gai Chase a uniquely Pittwater experience
Letters to Editor
Article in Sunday Telegraph
Just a note to send our sincere apologies to anyone that may have been
offended by the article that appeared in the Sunday Telegraph yesterday.
We were dismayed when we read it.
We were under the impression it was to be an editorial in the real
estate section, about selling on the island and as we are trying to
sell were grateful for the opportunity for some promotion. But what
appeared was nothing like what I said.
As you know, Don and I love living on the Island and appreciate the
many benefits, which in our opinion far outweigh the occasional
inconveniences of living offshore.
We feel we are privileged to live in such a wonderful community, if you
ever have any doubt of that look at the wonderful service to honor
Gordon, on the weekend.
It was a bit distressing to receive an abusive phone call also, from
some one who wouldn’t leave their name.
Don and Bev Dwyer
Seal in Pittwater
If you were on the 11.30 ferry from Church Point, 3 days ago you
would have been in for a treat. This seal was spotted having a
snooze in the sun and waving to passers-by, off the southern end of the
Church Point car-park.
Please look out for him as you are coming across in your tinny
Thanks for circulating my recent problem at Bell in PON.
When I discovered the damage I contacted the Council about it and on
the advice of office staff, who also advised me to contact the Water
Police, as they took the matter very seriously. I told them that
if their staff was responsible I would not take it any further but I
wanted to get to the bottom of the matter. They undertook to make
inquiries, and their concern and assistance was exemplary from my first
I was called and it seems the wharf painters did the damage. They
may have done similar damage at Carol's, as I was asked whether my boat
was the one at Bell or Carol's. After painting the handrail on
Bell on the Thursday they returned on Monday when they cut the mooring
line. The Council employee who contacted me said he was told the
line was damaging the handrail and post, although the "damage" at there
was consistent with the damage along the entire length of rail.
As I have been tying up in the same spot for nearly 30 years I can't
see where I've caused any damage.
I would appreciate it now, if you could let people know the matter has
been resolved and not to tie up on post/rails.
Clean Your Mind!
Join the Island Meditation group on Monday evenings from 8pm - 9pm.
Starting on Monday August 20th in the Community Hall.
Blankets and mats provided.
Please bring a gold coin donation to cover the cost of the hall.
Sessions will be 'lightly guided' and nondenominational.
Contact Camille on
0401 245 298.
Holiday Home Wanted
Dear Pittwater community
We’re a Dutch family of four living in Hong Kong, planning a 4 month
break from Feb–May 2013.
Our location of choice would be the Northern Beaches: Pittwater,
If you know of a vacant holiday home, owners interested in a short term
rental or a family in for a house swap with Hong Kong, let us
Ester van Steekelenburg
Short Term employment
Anyone interested in being employed to provide companionship and
general care to Elizabeth, at her home in Elvina Bay, on 27, 28 August
& 3, 4 September 2012, 8am to 4pm, please phone Nicola Franklin on
9999 1263 or 0402085766.
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