Maurie was one of those fair dinkum Aussie likeable larrikins who brought good times to any vintage caravan event he attended.
I often smile when I remember the night at Coledale when Maurie ( as it was later confirmed) removed the Aussie flag I had at the front of my van. It was assumed at the time it had been stolen by an outsider.
As an indication of Mauries pure talent as a larrikin he installed the flag in front of Reddos van making it evident poor old Reddo was the villain, while Maurie sat on the step of his van, next to Reddo’s, watching Reddo try to defend himself.
Lots of good times wherever Maurie was, REST IN PEACE MATE 😉
Sincere sympathies to Kate & the family from Cobber & Yvonne.
I AM INCREDIBLY SADDENED TO HEAR OF MAURIES PASSING. A MORE GENUINE BLOKE & WONDERFUL AUSSIE CHARACTER YOU'LL EVER MEET. ALWAYS SMILING, HAPPY AND BUSTING TO TALK ABOUT HIS THREE GREAT LOVES...KATE, KIDS AND HIS FJ UTE! MY LOVE & HEARTFELT WISHES TO YOU KATE AND YOUR FAMILY RIP MAURIE JENNO
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So sorry to hear of MR CAPITAL LETTER's passing! I only met him a couple of times at gatherings, but he was always life personified! We are sorry not to have you in our midst, but not sorry that the pain is now gone! Best wishes to the family. Ray
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Sincere condolences to Kate and family. Too many memories enjoyed with Maurie and family at many Vintage caravan outings.....and so pleased to have the most recent memory of seeing Maurice and Kate at Belmont in early February. Maurie may be gone but all the great memories will live forever. RIP mate
Fibreglass fantasia!....a Sunliner, a Carlight Continental plus one for spares (fibreglass roof & ends)... 52 homemade plywood and a Fibreglass Kennedy lookalike awaiting a brand/name (might be Skyline?) ................. EH Premier S/Wagon & '56 FORD Country Sedan for my towcars
Post by Don Ricardo on Mar 30, 2021 10:46:17 GMT 10
Hi Geoff & Jude,
Thanks for your post. That's very sad news about MRFJ55. Our thoughts and prayers are with Maurie's family.
For newer forum members who don't know MRFJ55, he was one of the earliest members of the forum, registering in February 2005, and contributed to the forum until very recently.
As you can tell from his forum 'handle', he was a great fan of early Holdens, but also had an interest in vintage caravans, owning both an early Atlantic and a Sportsman teardrop. His Holden 48/215 convertible and Atlantic van were featured at many NSW vintage caravan and classic car events:
Maurie attended many NRMA Motorfests sharing his passions, attended the first Coledale vintage caravan get together in 2005 and many if not all of the annual Coledale/Shellharbour events which followed, and participated in a number of the Vintage Caravan Nationals.
One of Maurie's particular trademarks was that after a year or two on the forum, he began to type all his posts in capitals, which is why a number of tributes to him on this thread are typed in capitals. At various times people asked him whether his keyboard was broken, or whether he realised that typing in capitals was the same as shouting. He always came back with a gentle reply - IN CAPITALS!
Maurie/MRFJ55 was a great contributor to the forum and the vintage caravan community more generally and will be greatly missed, particularly by vintage vanners in NSW who knew him so well.
He was a top bloke, I met him one day when I was broken down in hornsby in 2009, I knew his car well from the all holden day,I got a video cruising with maurie at the end of last year after we went to blacktown drive ins with our old holden's,it was a blast of a night and he was a real fun dude. Certainly wasn't expecting him to go that soon.
Oh No, RIP Maurie, I first met him in 2012 at the FX FJ nationals in Bathurst, What a top bloke, we have had random contact ever since, The biggest thing i remember was him taking myself and my 3 kids on a lap of Bathurst race track in his convertible, I still have that lap on video, The kids loved it and still talk of it to this day, Of course Mauries FX was cooler than Dads cos it had no roof, Its sad to think i wont run into him anymore,