Radschool Association Magazine - Vol
Neil Hunter advises the sad news that:-
Ernie Gimm advises us that Barry Ezzy has passed away. Barry resided at Edge Hill which is a suburb of Cairns. Unfortunately, we do not have any further details.
Steve Hartigan advises,
Alan Wilson informs us of the sad news on the passing of Ian Edgar a former RADTECH A who lost his fight with cancer on Wednesday morning 6 August and in the words of his wife Loretta:
Unfortunately the time has come - Ian took his last flight this morning at 5.45am. He always said the first flight out at first light was the best flight of the day. He even made it before the first passenger flight took off. Today (6Aug) was also his mother's birthday - she would have been celebrating her 90th birthday - he was obviously going to a celebration that we weren't invited to.
A volunteer carer had been with him for a few hours, he only had 2 small pain break-throughs through the night and the nursing staff could see he was going but didn't think he would go that quickly. He had even decided to get up and go to the toilet 1 hour before departure.
It was so lovely to see him when we arrived at the hospice - they had the lights dimmed (by candlelight) and Ian looked so relaxed after the trauma he has experienced during the last few months. We opened the curtains and the first rays of the sun were just coming over the horizon and flooded into his room. He always liked waking up to have the sun shining into the room.
Kathryn, Ken and I really thank everyone for all the support, shoulders to cry on, food and just being there for us and more importantly for Ian as he waged and battled this biggest challenge of his life".
Wonderful thoughts from someone who has stood by Ian during his fight and is left behind.
Ian's funeral was held at the Norwood Crematorium in Mitchell [Canberra] on Tuesday, 12 August and his wake was held at the Ainslie Gungahlin Lakes Golf Club.