BANYULE FOOTBALL CLUB - HOME OF THE BEARS

NEWS

VALE LUKE SOUTH

31 January 2019

LUKE SOUTH



22/09/1970 – 29/01/2019

Sadly, after a long and courageous battle with cancer, Luke passed away peacefully at home.

Our sincere condolences to his partner Bec, his sons Will and Oliver, and his family and friends.

Luke started at Willunga Football Club in Senior Colts in 1987 and went on to play 121 Reserves games and 29 “A” Grade games, playing his last game in both those grades in 1996.

Luke always seemed to be around the place and in 2016 took over as President. Initially hesitant at the prospect of taking on the role, he eventually stepped in and led the club in an incredibly positive and selfless manner and with great aplomb - eventually against all odds.

Nobody would deny that he was a pleasure to work with.

When he had his first health set back, he bounced back, as if nothing was amiss. Just a little glitch on the way to recovery really. Many people were expecting that you would resign his presidency to concentrate on his health, but the footy club was part of his healing. Never a quitter. Always positive. Conciliatory.

He was successful in business, and more importantly in life. His attitude, and parenthood, are magnificent examples for everybody and hopefully hereditary so that his two fine sons can take those traits into the future.

Taken much too soon.

You had so much more to do.

We will miss you, “Bluey”

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