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10th Aug 2016, 21:48
Sad sad news

For those who knew him Dave Ryder passed away in Brisbane on Tuesday from sudden heart attack. Aged 69. More details when known.
This news from Skinny Hawkins in NYC via Garry Honour.


11th Aug 2016, 05:45
This is indeed sad news.

David was singlehandedly responsible for getting me into flying and saved me from being an accountant. Might've made more money in the latter but without any of the fun so I've got a lot to thank him for in several ways.

David was the pioneer of "motor home" living during his training at YMMB, much to the amusement of many. One of heaps of good stories that can be told about such a nice bloke.

My deepest sympathy to Jill and family.

15th Aug 2016, 01:10
Jill Ryder has advised the following.......

"A memorial service for the late Captain David Ryder is to be held at K.M.Smith (Funeral Directors) at Bowen Hills on Friday 19 August at 10.30am and afterwards at the Breakfast Creek Hotel from 12 noon."

K.M.Smith are at 53 Brookes St , Bowen Hills.

See also funeral notice in todays (15 Aug) Brisbane Courier-Mail.