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VALE NOEL PORTER
The shock of losing a great mate like Noel Porter isn’t something that I or the NRFA board will ever forget, as a contributing member and friend to everyone in the NRFA he was one of those people you had to love, his infectious personality and wicked sense of humour endeared him to all that had the good fortune to meet him.
I have many great memories of Noel from every encounter associated with the NRFA, be it Board meetings, AGM each year (and he never missed one) his performance at the Rockhampton AGM where he was the appointed Auctioneer for the donated items, that is a time I will never forget in my lifetime, I have never laughed so much in my life as I did on that night, those people fortunate enough to be there will hold those memories dearly.
I support the great things people are saying on JG, and is a testament to the greatness of our mate Noel Porter, yes, he was a Larrikin with a cheeky grin, he was also blessed with a boyish charm that allowed him to get away with murder, he was the most patriotic Australian you could ever wish to meet, his sense of fun always made him the centre of attention, and his loyalty to his mates is legendary.
Noel Porter was everything to everyone and the memory of his life will linger in our hearts forever, as the President of the NRFA for four years I count my blessings that Noel stood shoulder to shoulder with us through thick and thin, his commitment and belief in the ‘Convoy of no Confidence’ inspired everyone, I’m proud to call Noel my mate, and I will miss him.
Rest in Peace Noel Porter.
To read another tribute to Noel Porter on the NRFA page [click here]
Rest in Peace Noel. And your family such a very sad lose indeed for you all. He certainly was an outstanding person and gentleman. You all must have been so proud of him building up such a trucking empire, truly a family run business, man you guys are going to miss him dearly.
When the "bloody mongrels" are finally knocked outa that shed in Canberra, our family will be among the many raising a glass or two of the finest in honour of Noel Porter.
Matt Thompson said:
I'll never forget Noel pointing at Parliament House from the lawn during the Convoy rally.
"We're going to knock those bloody mongrels outa that shed."
HI Cate, Have just read your NRFA page. Very well written, My eyes were welling up. but didn't put my reply in there, as I know you were all much closer, I've only had the great privilege a couple of times in discussions and going to one of the rallies and a couple of phone calls about photos, in getting to know him. But I think God broke the mold when Vale Noel Porter was made. Just can't believe this tragic news, and a dam car accident took him out.
You really don't know when your time is up. He support a lot of people down on this earth and did it well.
I'm sure he will have the highest place in heaven for all the wonderful great deeds his done for everyone.
And reading through some of different ones answers, yes when its time to vote, each one who made that trip to canberra, I myself was in the one 4 days earlier up there, I wanted to see you all come into town. but came home, just in case we got caught in there as phil had many health problems and couldn't afford that. But we did a great job also in our cars just warming the place up for you guys of course Angrey Anderson help also, 4 days before hand.
We all know in our hearts what a wonderful display of unity never has been seen before, and you yourself Cate had heaps to do with that. Yes he will be in all our minds when each one slips in that vote to kick this contemptible goverment out. This one will be for Noel differently. We all should have the biggest wake somewhere, everyone meet back up, and have a dedicating for Noel, maybe a corn donation going towards whatever, even some farmer that needs the money badly that's doing it tough. Just an idea of course.
But for now, jepees what can each one of say that hasn't been said, He touched our hearts.
What a great memory his given to everyone with the "convoy of no confidence" Many will talk about it for years.
i'm raising a glass to Noel tonight at 8.
its my special way of saying fairwell.
feel free to join in.
late comers are also welcome.
CHEERS OL' MATE.
Just heard the sad news, I had the pleasure of spending the weekend with Noel, driving all the way Canberra and back to Melbourne with Noel in his truck, on the Convoy of No Confidence.
I had a great time being in Noel's company. I'd not met Noel before, but felt that I had known him all my life, I'd only spoken to him as the leader of the convoy leaving Melbourne, Noel offered me a ride in his truck, so glad I took up the offer.
A Larrikan and a Gentleman,
Keep up the fight on your new Journey Noel,
Fond regards to Mark and your Family Vivienne
i'll see ya there cate.
Cate Stuart said:
The Funeral of Mr. Noel Raymond Porter will be
held in the Chapel at Wesley Place, 15 Skene Street, Colac, NEXT MONDAY (June
25, 2012), commencing at 1.30 p.m.
The Funeral will leave the Chapel at the
conclusion of the service for the Colac Lawn Cemetery.
i'll probly have a cold one and a moist eye as well.
Hello Dennis, I know you are quite close to him, I was thinking of maybe making the trip as my daughter is in Geelong and I have to drop off a gum boot they left behind while baby sitting, and colac is just 1 hour after that, do you mind Dennis if I was there, its going to be a big funereal, Was wondering if any other j G are going?.