TRIBUTE TO J D HURLEY

TRIBUTE TO J D HURLEY

Friday 15 June 2007

Jack Hurley will be deeply missed by the Far North Coast and Kyogle communities, the Lionís Club locally and nationally, and the Australian Transport industry.

Whilst Jackís success in business has often been measured by his record sales, number of staff and investment in eight locations, his true success lies much deeper. His achievements were built on the enduring partnership between himself and Alan Brown and the wider Brown and Hurley families. This partnership, which lasted more than sixty years, continues today with the involvement of a third generation of the Brown and Hurley families in the running of the business. The perseverance, hard work, foresight and business acumen shown by Jack Hurley made him an integral part of the Australian road transport industry.

Jack was also widely recognised as one of the driving forces behind the Lionís Road linking Kyogle to Brisbane, the Summerland Way, and the Westpac Helicopter Service. He was the author of two outstanding books, and was a foundation and current member of Kyogle Lions Club.

At all times Jack Hurley had the strong support of his wife the late Thelma Hurley and his wider family. On a personal level, Jack was a man of great humility and generosity. He was down-to-earth, loyal, inventive and community-spirited.

My thoughts and prayers are with Jackís family and friends. He will be greatly missed.

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