Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Tragedy Takes a Lovable Man

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Tragedy Takes a Lovable Man

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Stuart

Cumming

REPORTER

stuart.cumming@thechronicle.com.au

JANET Hobbs clearly remembers the first thing her partner of 22 years Ralph Cranston said to her.

Mrs Hobbs had walked into a BP Roadhouse in Adelaide in search of someone to help her on her hitchhiking quest to Western Australia.

An interstate road train driver was quick to offer his assistance.

C[pounds sterling]Looking for a lift, love?C[yen] Mr Cranston inquired.

C[pounds sterling]Yes,C[yen] Mrs Hobbs replied.

Their relationship blossomed, with the couple choosing to settle in Leyburn 14 years ago.

Tragedy struck in August last year when their daughter Jasmine died after suffering a stroke.

She was 18-years-old.

C[pounds sterling]That destroyed Ralph pretty bad,C[yen] Mrs Hobbs said.

C[pounds sterling]He and Jazzy were inseparable.C[yen]

Mrs Hobbs said her partner would often take his daughter out on the road with him.

Mr Cranston, 64, was reported missing on Friday after he didnCOt return home from visiting a friend in Toowoomba. …

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