John Morrison tribute to Dick Guy
My first recollection of Dick was when we were team-mates in the Gordon 4th Grade side in 1953/54 under the fatherly figure of Harry Crow. One of Harry’s major duties was the efficient education of us becoming Beer Drinkers. We always gave Harry credit for his outstanding tuition.
During this time Dick (The Constable), Brian Bell (Ding Dong), Geoff Steward (Stewpot) and myself (JM) were known in the Cricket Club as the ‘Big Four’. Our antics could sometimes unsettle the peace enjoyed by President Paul Harrison and Charles Harris etc. We had a lot of fun times together and fortunately matured and produced sounder results as we grew older.
Dick joined the NSW Police Cadets at an early age and went on to qualify as a Police Constable. After serving as a NSW Policeman for some years, he branched out successfully into private enterprise.
I well remember visiting Dick’s home at 6 Cleland Road, Artarmon to always be welcomed by his Mum and Dad – lovely folk. Dick’s Dad used to visit our games quite regularly. Dick in later years reminded me very much of his father in appearance, never short of a smile and a very supportive nature.
I was delighted last year (4/17) when Dick told me of a plan to organise all of his family to gather at Jindabyne to celebrate his 80th Birthday, without doubt, on reflection, one of his outstanding decisions.
We were very fortunate to spend a lot of time on the Central Coast which was where Dick and Michelle made their home in later years. This further consolidated our association as we regularly visited one another’s homes and enjoyed regular outings together.
It was my pleasure to introduce Dick to the Terrigal Haven Probus Club which he and Michelle enjoyed for many years, serving as President and in many other positions with great efficiency.
Farewell to ‘A PRINCE OF GOOD FELLOWS’.