Vale Sy Allsep, Passionate Aviator and "Bikie"

When you have known a person for several years, you take it for granted you know all about them.  In the case of the late Sy Allsep, however, nothing could be further from the truth !!!

  One of the largest, and certainly most unusual celebrations of a person’s life was held at the Gledswood Homestead, Catherine Fields on Friday, attended by literally hundreds of Sy’s friends, colleagues and admirers, most “Bikies”, including members of the the Lone Wolf motorcycle club he founded.

  Also present to pay homage to Sy were members of the Aviation fraternity.   Sy owned two aircraft, a de Havilland Beaver and a very rare Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer.   During the service two aircraft from Wedderburn Airfield flew over in close formation in tribute to Sy, followed shortly after by a Douglas DC-3 from the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) based at Albion Park.

  I had no idea that for 20 years, Sy delivered Meals on Wheels, nor did I have any idea that he was a musician with his own band, playing the piano, guitar and harmonica, as well as singing occasionally !

  Perhaps the most telling statement concerning Sy was included in the Order of Service .   It read in part “He was a man of his word who always showed honesty, integrity and generosity to all he met”.

  I can personally attest to that !

  Blue Skies Ahead, Sy