Wayne Jackson tragically passed away on June 14, 2018.
He was just 50 years of age.
Wayne will be remembered for his strong community work, his competitive nature, as well as his love of wife Rebecca, their children Adam, Samuel, William, Sally and Joseph and his extended family.
Coupled with his wonderful family life, Wayne will also be remembered for his substantial work within the Port Macquarie-Hastings community.
Wayne worked in the banking industry locally since 1995 and was well known and respected within the business community.
He was a board member on the Port Macquarie Chamber of Commerce, and had previously been involved with organising and planning the chambers annual business awards.
He was regularly involved with charitable projects including Relay for Life, and the recent ‘Him in Heels’ walk, Business House relays, as well as many other community events.
Wayne’s involvement in sport saw him volunteer with the Wauchope Soccer Club, as well as more recently with the Wauchope Blues Rugby League Club where he served as a committee member, club treasurer, first aid officer and coach of multiple teams.
Wayne had been a member of the Port Macquarie Triathlon Club, and was a keen triathlon enthusiast, having completed four full Ironman events and countless half Ironman’s.
When not competing, Wayne volunteered tirelessly, and could be found on the course for the entire event.
When reflecting on Wayne as a family man, the observation was made that when you have several children it can be easy to relax with the second or third child. This was not the case with Wayne.
All five of his children received the same love, attention, discipline and investment as the first and this is the sort of thing that set Wayne apart from others.
Wayne had a strong but loving character and his strong values have been instilled into his children and will forever live on in them.
He was easy-going and was fiercely loyal and protective of his family and loved ones. He didn’t bear grudges.
He was always there to support his friends, no matter what the personal cost. No matter the situation, he always managed to fit in.
Wayne loved this community and we can now see just how much the community loved and respected him and his family.
We are all richer for having had Wayne a part of our lives, and poorer for having lost him so soon.