No 23 Armfitt 1961
21 February 2008
HANSEN, Gordon Lionel (Rooturd). Aged 68 years. Late of Cleveland Palms, Nome.
GORDON passed away on 19th February, 2008.
All Family and Friends are invited to attend a SERVICE for GORDON which will commence at 3.30 p.m. FRIDAY AFTERNOON, 22nd FEBRUARY, 2008 at the Woongarra Crematorium Chapel.
Gordon and I spent some time together on various postings but none more memorable than Evans Head doing range clearance. Always up for fun he loved mud crabbing and I enjoyed his capacity to land big ones (and the taste). My stint there will always be remembered by the time spent with "leadarse" and another great bloke also passed on, Denis "Snoopy" Cooper. I also fondly remember Roger Harrison at Evans Head who I hope is managing his health well. What a great trio of colleagues to spend time with in such a great place. I am deeply saddened by Gordon's passing and wish his family my sincere best wishes.
Gordon Hansen! It’s marvelous to find out that “Leadarse” had another name, and NO I don’t mean “Rooturd”, actually never heard him referred to as that. I do remember serving with him some where, the mind fades with age, and recall him as a “fun character” and never could figure out how square his shoulders were I moved from Townsville 21months ago and was not aware he was there possible at Cleveland Palms. If I knew I could have visited him as part of my voluntary visits for the community. Farewell memorable Gunnie, see you in Gunnie Heaven. RIP. Regards,
Its a shame how time passes ,and one cannot keep in contact with people / colleagues that you worked with. I worked with Gordon in w'town in the early 60's. I think Peter Blakely, Brian Eggins and Slag Millard were all there as well ....deeply saddened by his passing .condolences to his family ..we will remember him ..rip..mate ..
"Leady" was in Townsville when I was there in the late 80's running a pet food supplies. Titch Nightingale went in there to get his regular supply of kangaroo meat for his dogs, he took me along to surprise me with the owner, our Leady! I guess that nickname "rooturd" may somehow have been referring to his occupation as a ROO shooter, most of his supply was ROO which he shot and butchered. I also briefly knew him from Willytown, where his trick at BBQ's was to bite the unwary on the top of their head from behind. I saw it done, but never got caught myself. I met him also at Evans Head when Mal was there. He had a Bedford or Leyland bus that he was converting to a motor home. Another one of those great characters we breed in the Gunnie mustering. Farewell Gordon, may you rest in peace.
SORRY TO HEAR THAT GORDON (LEADASS) HAS PASSED AWAY. MEMORIES OF HIS FAMILY AND MINE HAVING LUNCH WHICH LASTED FROM 1100HRS UNTIL 2359HRS WHILST WE LIVED AT BLACKTOWN IN THE 1960'S 70'S REST IN PEACE GORDON. PLEASE GIVE OUR CONDOLENCES TO GORDON'S FAMILY
PETER & ELEANOR LAMPREY