Farewell to a True Gentleman
We at 979fm were saddened today to hear of the passing of one of our most valued members, Ray Goodwin. He passed away quietly after a long illness and our sincerest sympathies go out to his family.
He was a valued member at our radio station presenting his weekly radio program on behalf of the Bacchus Marsh branch of the Royal Andaluvian Order of Buffaloes. Each Tuesday afternoon he would come to the station regardless of how he felt to present his 2 hour program of music and information for the lodge.
Despite his failing health in recent times he was always bright and cheerful and eager to do his show. A “dicky” heart meant he had to have his medication to hand at all times but this never deterred him. He was always in extremely good humour, and it seems that nothing could keep him away from his “buffs”, who always tuned in to the program.
As well as his program on 979fm he was a regular on Bacchus marsh 98.5 Apple FM. He will be missed at 979fm by all those who knew him and formed a relationship with him. He never uttered a word of criticism of any of his colleagues at the station and was always encouraging.
Our station was a brighter and happier place for his presence. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family at this time.