Michael (Mick) Taylor Vale

It is always a solemn occasion when someone passes on, and bowling clubs seem to see a higher proportion of this than probably any other sporting club.

If you walked into the area of the green on any given day, you would probably see Mick busily working on the green; mowing, rolling, weeding, spraying, watering. If not working on the green, he would be in the Club House tending to the bar and stocking the fridges, occasionally he was seen bowling.

Mick also helped with the school children’s bowling program on Friday afternoons and supplied fresh watermelon for the kids as they walked back to school after a hot afternoon on the green.  The children showed their appreciation to Mick and each child wrote him a thank you card saying how much they loved the watermelon.

In recognition of his service he received an award on Australia Day, just 3 months ago, for his service to the bowling club.

He spoke lovingly of his daughters and grandchildren and was well known for being a thorough gentleman, speaking to one and all with respect.

As he requested, Mick’s ashes were spread at Natimuk near Horsham, where he grew up.

However, he will be best remembered for the valuable years he spent among us. We are all so thankful to him for the camaraderie, help, willingness, friendship and respect that Mick gave to us all over the years.

So from us all at the club, REST IN PEACE, and thanks for everything.

Members of the Boolarra Bowling Club

I first met Mick when he joined the Boolarra Bowling Club and I soon realised, that Mick was someone who would do almost anything that was asked of him.  If you were a player short, or you wanted someone to stand in for you, Mick was the guy I turned to.  He was always willing to help out anywhere at the club and I am sure a lot of the club members knew this.  REST IN PEACE MICK.

Tony Snell