Bernie Banton Condolences & Tributes
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Dear Karen, family and ADFA members,
We are all the better for his having lived and he was a shining beacon of courage for us all, and for the small person seeking justice against the arrogant and unfeeling big end of town which reduces the suffering and death of sickness and accidents to 'lost time' statistics.
Kate and I are with you in your suffering, and I hope to see you all at the funeral.
Please accept my condolences at this time of mourning. It has been a privilege to know you during our last years at The Kings School. You have coped so well and, like your father, are a true inspiration.
With sympathy and friendship,
Jackson Mark. TKS 07
What a true hero!
My heart goes out to Karen and her family at this very, very sad time. Bernie was a wonderful man who suffered so much pain and is now at peace. You will be sadly missed.
Natalie, Jason and Maddison
To a great Aussie Battler
You have been an inspiration for the union movement to understand what we can still achieve for decent Australians.
You are an inspiration for generations to light once more the torch of social justice.