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VALE Wally Hackett

VALE Wally Hackett

Passed away suddenly 19/11/1932 — 16/11/2011.

Wally is remembered by many ski racers over many years as a great competitor and contributor to the sport.

Racing Thunderbolt at Cabrita in the 60’s, winning the 1976 Bridge to Bridge through to many other achievements including assisting in creating Wisemans Ferry as the NSW home for water ski racing.

Wally’s other race highlights were winning Classics, NSW series, Southern 80, Campaigning in the Worlds in the USA, setting records at Sackville (continuous skiing), Newcastle to Sydney endurance and many other titles.

Wally’s team many included notable ski racing identities including Bruce Robberds, Peter Ward, Terry Bennett, Lonnie Hogan, Robbie Woods as well as his sons Brad and Murray and many others.

Wally is remembered by his family and many friends.

Wally’s family extend a welcome to family & friends to celebrate his life.

Funeral details
2.00pm , Tuesday 29th November 2011
Newcastle West Chapel
984 Hunter Street Newcastle West.

After the service the wake will be held at the Chapel.

It is requested No Flowers. We prefer donations to the Heart Foundation on behalf of Wally Hackett.

Rest in Peace Wally.

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