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Wednesday, 13 November 2013
Page: 140


Mr SIMPKINS (Cowan) (13:49): I will take this opportunity today to pay tribute to Grant Edwards of Ballajura, a constituent of mine who passed away during the period between the last election and today. He was quite a personality around the suburb and a leading light within the Ballajura Little Athletics Club.

Grant was a young man who was very much dedicated to his family. Sadly, he was taken far too early as a result of melanoma. It was literally a case of feeling sore and sick one day and then, having gone to see a specialist, being told that he had just days to live. I was called by a member of the Ballajura Little Athletics Club and visited the hospital just an hour later. I was surprised to see Grant completely laid low and on life support, with his wife, Kim, and his daughters, Alyssa and Lindsey, by his side to say goodbye to him.

I pay tribute to Grant and the great job he did for Ballajura Little Athletics Club and what a great guy he was in the Ballajura community. Whilst he was not on our side politically, he was certainly a great bloke and will be long remembered.