Guided by Justice and Compassion

    • 22 FEB 16
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    Vale Tony Sharpe

    Tony Sharpe has died.

    Tony was an exceptional man, full of life, warmth and energy. It was impossible not to like him.
    He gave generously of his time, money, energy to those in need; used his intelligence and ingenuity to achieve positive results for others. Had a huge capacity for work and was a brilliant chef, manager and writer.
    We will miss him greatly.

    Tony’s contribution to BMRSG:

    • Was a frequent visitor to Villawood IDC and a friend to many detainees.
    • Bought many items e.g. sleeping bags for asylum seekers, often from his own pocket.
    • Delivered furniture and other items to asylum seekers.
    • Led three sausage sizzles at Bunnings Penrith to raise funds.
    • Organised two major fundraising dinners, acting as chef and training asylum seekers as cooks and waiters.
    • Led a team of BMRSG volunteers to cook a dinner for 150 people for a memorial concert
    • Was an active member of the committee
    • Wrote a brilliant cook book and sold copies to benefit BMRSG.

    Tony’s wife Judy has invited BMRSG people to the service at 11am on Tuesday 23 February at the Leura Crematorium and afterwards to the Hawkesbury Heights YHA for refreshments.

    She declines flowers but invites donations to BMRSG.

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  • Posted by Gil Appleton on 22nd February 2016, 4:37 pm

    So sorry I can’t make it tomorrow, but deepest sympathy to Tony’s family on the loss of a truly wonderful man. It was always a delight to see him and to enjoy his fantastic food. A man with a great, generous heart.

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