Categories Friends and loved ones RIP Michael Post date Fri 9 November 2012 6 Comments on RIP Michael Marita’s dad Michael was the nicest bloke you could meet. Tragically he died in a farming accident on Wednesday afternoon. RIP Michael 1941-2012 Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInReddit Tags family 6 Comments on RIP Michael By Daniel Bowen Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek. Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia. Opinions on this blog are all mine. View Archive → ← According to old ads, chemist used to sell stuff called “film” from a company called “Kodak”. → The unsung hero of the Dandenong South train crash: the train design 6 replies on “RIP Michael” Daniel how horrible. Very sorry to hear this of Marita’s father. I read about the death of a farmer from Molka yesterday – didn’t realise you had a strong connection with the person. Memory eternal. And what a perfect rural picture: the tall spare figure, the ingeniously constructed seat, the huge water-tank as back-rest, the rose by the door and the lavender at his feet . . . So sorry to hear that Daniel. All the best to you and Marita & family. Daniel, I am sure that there are many people like me who often read your blog but rarely comment. I would be confident that they would like to offer you and Marita condolences but feel that anything they write will come off sounding misplaced. I know I thought long and hard before embarking of this comment. I don’t personally know you or your partner. We have never met. But in a way I feel I know you a little bit because of your writings here. I would be confident that a lot of people feel the same way as I do. We want to say the right thing but “what right:” have we to do so. That will explain why on a post where you might expect a lot of comments, few people have. Be strong and look after your partner. My deepest sympathy goes to Marita and her family. I am terribly sorry to hear this. So tragic, really. @CG, yes, you’re right — it is the perfect rural picture. Thank you to those who replied on Twitter. Jen: Daniel I am so so sorry to hear that. Terrible news Robert: sincere condolescences to you and all your family Daniel Colin: Saddened to hear that. Thoughts with you and your family. Coralie: Oh, my goodness. :-( my thoughts are with you and Marita. Comments are closed.