Trevor Tree of Bellingen died on Friday 5 May 2017 in Coffs Harbour Hospital.Trevor had an heart attack while surfing and sustained brain damage during extended periods of heart malfunction during CPR on a Mid-North coast beach.Trevor had the heart-attack while doing something he really loved-surfin
Our family has suffered the most horrific loss in the death of our beautiful Trevor Tree. I know that the community is reeling also from the loss of this great man. We have been inundated with the support and love of our family, close friends, church, the town of Bellingen and the broader community. Trev has touched so many people in his life. His big heart helped so many people out there. He would always go the extra mile with everyone he met.
How we miss you, Aunt Mary.. and your selfless caring for all the family, especially your mother.I miss our long chats, our laughter, and the walking out to Nona’s, sometimes picking wildflowers along the way. I loved calling in to your place after school, even for piano practice.The hardest part of leaving my home town was leaving you, something I know my parents felt as well. You were my confidante, my go between when I was a teenager railing against my Dad’s strict rules. It was you who taught me to cook all manner of things, and to crochet… wish I’d had more lessons for that.
Gordon Braithwaite passed away on March 2, 2017 at the Bellingen Hospital. He was 86-years-old. Mr Braithwaite spent more than 32 years as a councillor and 14-and-a-half years as either Mayor or Shire President, he is the longest serving councillor in the history of Bellingen Shire. The former logging contractor was first elected in 1971.In a Courier-Sun interview in 2012 he said among his other achievements as mayor were “three new libraries across the Shire, two surf club houses, four senior citizen centres, sewerage extensions in Urunga, water supply to Repton and Mylestom, purchase of property for the Valley Rose estate in Bellingen, establishing the Connell Park sporting fields, funding for Bellingen and Dorrigo swimming pools and assisted with the establishment of the Nursing Home in Bellingen”.
Neil Alexander Hamilton
9th September 1951 – 20th May 2015
Loving father of Daniel, Alex and Hugh, Brother of Col and Juanita, Son of Stuart and Lillian and Grandfather of Niko.
“And I lay me down
Worn but not weary
The cup half empty is then full
As the flame slips away
At the dimming before the light
Love is the Legacy”
A public celebration of the life and times of Neil will be held
by family and friends
Saturday the 30th May,
Gathering at 10:00am for a 10:30am start
BELLINGEN MARKET PARK
(Bring an umbrella if it’s wet. Bring something to sit on if you want. Bring your memories & stories)