Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Tributes Flow for Outstanding Man Who Attracted Respect

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Tributes Flow for Outstanding Man Who Attracted Respect

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TRIBUTES are flowing for Laurie Donovan, a well-known Rockhampton man who was tragically killed in a Blackwater mining accident.

The Morning Bulletin's Facebook page has been flooded with tributes. Here are some.

Kevin Donovan: The Rockhampton Morning Bulletin response to the tragedy involving our son Laurie Donovan in Blackwater on March 12. On behalf of our family, we thank each and every person who has responded to our time of stress in these very trying days. Thank you for your kind words and messages and prayers. God bless you all. Kevin and Linda Donovan and family.

Casey Faine: I would like to say on behalf of D crew, that I was lucky enough to work with this great man. To me, Laurie was a man who spoke his mind and was upfront, with no secrets. Everyone loved his wisdom, truthfulness, big heart and soul. It was an absolute pleasure to have met the big man with an even bigger heart. He will never be forgotten.

Kez Ham: My condolences to Laurie's family. Very sad and devastating news. His outgoing personality and humour will never be forgotten. Its been a pleasure to have met and work with you Laurie. You definitely will never be forgotten buddy.

Jacqie Holden: I had the pleasure of working with Laurie and he was always happy and caring.The man with the biggest heart and smile. RIP Laurie. You have touched many and none of us will ever forget you.

Keith Hutton: Deepest condolences to his loving wife Mel and growing family. A good man taken far too soon...

Terri Britten: So sad to hear this terrible news. Laurie was a lovely man and will be missed. Thoughts are with his family. XO.

Elle Clifford: Our deepest sympathy to all the Donovan family. We were saddened to hear of the loss of Laurie yesterday. Our thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow. From Donna Clifford and family

Tyson Foden: To the Donovan family, my deepest condolences to you all. It was a pleasure working alongside such a great man for the last couple of years. …

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