Danny's The Eulogy for Ian Harris
are here to farewell a giant in our lives,
A fellow that everybody who came
into contact with - instantly liked and felt at home in
Our Beloved Friend Mr Ian
kindly known as MR Seaforth, came
into this world 6Th August 1957 - He was an only child
to George Patrick and Patricia Helen Harris and he
departed this world - one day after his 50Th Birthday on
the 7Th - August -2007
Ian was a fellow that had a heart
the size of Australia -and enjoyed the company and
companionship of others. Ian always loved to be around
people, and people loved to be around him.
As a good friend said about Ian
Quote " A really big heart on two legs"
When Ian Walked into the room-
people felt at ease and always looked forward to being
He was quick to the whit and
always enjoyed a laugh.
Ian during his life - seemed to
put himself second and always was there to give a
helping hand - be it moving a house to ripping a gearbox
He was extremely good with his
hands and knew his way around most mechanical devices.
Anybody that got to know Ian
appreciated his skills at story telling - yes Ian had a
way of turning a little yarn into a big story, that held
your attention and generally brought a roar of laughter
from the listener's.
Ian over his life was known to
his mates as mister adventure - he was always looking at
doing something different - never contempt to settle on
When Ian found a new project, he
was so keen on getting anybody around him involved- and
his enthusiasm for that task at hand sucked you in. So
lets say if Ian got into it - so did you.
He would be the one to try
something new - always willing to take a risk at
He had a large range of interest
and hobbies- from radio - computers - 4wd Driving-
Fishing- Boating- Motorcycling- Motor sport - Music -
Movies- Slot cars - RC cars -camping- touring
........ and he even had a go at
Ian was a person that treasured
friendships and if you had Ian as a friend ...... then
you had a friend.
Speaking for myself - our
friendship spanned over 28 years and Ian was always a
constant in my life - dependable - loyal - loving and
- If I needed a chat then he was
- If I needed a hand he was there
- If I needed a lift --- Ian was
- If I needed a kick in the bum
.... he supplied it -
- If I needed a friend - I always
knew he was....... and he always was.
And Ian was there for all his
Ian would always put a sparkle in
a gloomy day.
Ian had been around for most of
my life - he was there for my 18Th Birthday, 21st
Birthday - he was my best man - and any major life event
that was important to me he was there.
One of Ian's greatest loves -
besides Sarah - was his Radio - Ian they say was born
with a microphone in his hand - Anything to do with
radio - Ian was there -
Over the 35 plus years on radio -
He meet and made friends to hundreds of people and all
will miss his voice over the airways.
Ian got his Amateur call - and
that is VK2FHAM... FHAM.. for short and
we are proud of him for doing it.
Ian loved to be involved with
community based service's and would put
his heart into any duties that
was put to him.
Some of the services he was
involved with - where
-Sea Scouts -
-coastal Patrol -
-State Emergency Services -
............... and there where
Ian was a Man that needed to be
busy and involved - and that he was .
As George pointed out "Ian always
had a smile"
Ian will be missed, But Never
He will always remain in our
hearts and a memory never to be lost.
He bought friendship love and YES
laughter into all of our lives.
And for that ... we thank you Mr
So My friends - lets Celebrate
the time he shared with us all.
Next time you hear a crackle over
the airways - that's VK2FHAM calling CQ
So Rest in Peace ... IAN
HARRIS..... THANK YOU
By Danny Hayes