Raymond James Neil
The type of man i based myself upon is merely too hard to put into words.
However, if i were to make such efforts to do this it would be quite simple.
You were me and my sister's idol, and we couldn't comprehend the sacrifices you made in order to help others. From serving in the SAS, to supporting a family. The life lessons you advocated to Sofie and I shed light upon the type of hero you were. Grit and determination only scratches the surface on how you lived your life, the motivation to do things in our lives becomes much easier when we see the type of acts you made to achieve your goals and to help others. These traits and qualities were illustrated simply through your patience to wait for a bite at the ocean grove caravan park from fish near non-existent, or prior to this earlier in your life to serve your country and do this at the highest level to adequately utilize these qualities of grit and determination. It was also the little things that made us laugh in hysteria and commend your ability to brighten up a negative situation, from your ordinary Grandad jokes that made Sofie sigh in disbelief, to the silly things you would do that would make the whole family laugh at once. The skills you potrayed as a Grandfather, were ultimately meagre in the type of person you were outside of these duties, The care you showed to Marlene, Mom and Steven as well as your extended family were a credit to the type of person you were. Your love for Busselton, fishing, sports, horses and anything you associated yourself with proved that "if a job is worth doing, it's worth doing well", this quote sets a template for you decorated life as a family man, serviceman, Grandad and horse owner.
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Love and Condolences, Louis & Sofie.