On Monday the 14th of December, 2015, the Lotus community gathered to celebrate the life of our friend, Maurice Blackwood, at Belgenny Farm in Camden.
Ashton Roskill, who spoke beautifully on the day, would like to share a few words on the morning, illustrated by photos kindly shared by himself and Syd Reinhardt.
Well, Mozzie certainly got the send-off he more than deserved! Over four hundred friends turned up to Belgenny Farm, a place close to his heart. Friends from the RFS, from all times in his life and, of course, a sprinkling of over forty Lotus cars of all models, from early Sevens through Elites and Elans to recent Elises and Exiges joined in.
We cried, we laughed, we exchanged hilarious stories of his antics. We learned more about Maurice, and we said our personal farewells.
The world is a quieter, less colourful place without Mozzie, but in our hearts he will always be there with his unmistakable smile and wonderful warm welcome. Thank you Maurice for everything that you gave us all. God’s speed.
Finally, a thank you for the incredible support of Beyond Blue in memory of Maurice! Your response has been wonderful and is greatly appreciated.
It is still possible to donate through Maurice’s page, which you can get to here: https://beyondblueinmemoriam.everydayhero.com/au/aussie-elises
Thanks to Syd Reinhardt and Ashton Roskill for the following photos of the morning.
By Syd Reinhardt
By Ashton Roskill