Up-Date 16th May 14
Was refused admittance to see Geoff this morning. Gastro outbreak is no better. Bad luck for Geoff to walk into that situation.
Spoke to Tabbi and Pat who had to dress like surgeons yesterday when they visited. Now the next door neighbours in number 9 are not permitted to go
near the care facility. Could be two weeks before Geoff goes home.
Fire brigade installed smoke alarms for Tabbi today and other jobs are being completed for the homecoming. Tabbi is determined to take Geoff up the
road to the famous Greengate Hotel when the coast is clear. She reckons he will enjoy a beer.
Up-Date 26th May 14
Tabby was moved into Killara Gardens last Friday to be with Geoff. It is a two week stay until their home has had renovations including some urgent
To see Geoff sitting on a bench at the front garden waiting patiently for his girlfriend was something to behold. After such a long parting it was
like a fairyland re-union. They are both very well with Geoff's heel giving less pain each day since he had the loose bone removed.
Geoff's direct line is 9418 5404
and Tabby 9418 5430
. Geoff's room is 4 and Tabby is 30. They are on seperate floors but meet up for
Pat Doody is taking Geoff home this Wednesday to take care of some business and to make adjustments for their homecoming.
There have been many phone calls to the house making enquiries on the Macks. These are usually left on the answering machine as Pat Doody cannot
answer them all.
Would you let your friends know of their present whereabouts and of their well being.
Up-Date 4th June 14
Life is not plain sailing after all. After announcing that Geoff Mack and Tabby would be leaving Killara Gardens after their respite honeymoon, I have to inform you that the return to their home
at Mt. Ku-Ring-Gai has been delayed because of a serious outbreak of gastro enteritis.
Tabby is fine but is confined to her room whereas Geoff is not too good at all having suffered the worst of the malady. The gastro struck when Geoff was admitted to the premises two weeks ago and
caused a cancellation of visitors. How long they will be staying in isolation is not known at this point.
Tabby is speaking to Geoff via phone and I can vouch for her well being as we had a long conversation this morning.
Phone numbers again are Geoff 9418 5430 and Tabby 9418 5404.
Keep in touch,
Up-Date 9th June 14
Called in today for an almost 3 hour visit with Geoff & Tabbi, Met Geoff's neice, Jan, who Geoff is so very grateful to for all
her work packing up his clothes and other choirs she has done to make ready for the return to their home tomorrow Tuesday 10th June, for
the first time, for Geoff, since his admittance to hospital on the 12th March.
Geoff certainly is a whole lot better in himself now than how he looked and felt on entry to hospital. Walking so much better since the
removal of the floating bone from his foot.
Tabbi had just been to the hair dressers and looked a million dollars but still fussed around to make Geoff & I a "Froffee Coffee" as she called it.
The accommodation at Killara Gardens is just fantastic just like a motel room with kitchenette all self contained.
This shot was taken at Kilara Gardens - Pix: Noel Clarke
OK our next visit to Geoff & Tabbi will be to their home. Good luck to you both & God Bless.
Up-Date 28th July 14
Geoff & Tabbi along with a lovely lady Janet who was their carer accompanied me on a trip to Woy Woy to attend the ARROWS Luncheon where we had a great
There was a small problem like the caterers not turning up but what the heck it was only a luncheon for about 70-80 people. I must compliment the
secretary/manager of the club who rolled up his sleeves and with a couple of staff did the buying, cooking and sereving which got everyone out of
trouble and a great day ended with everyone departing with happy thoughts of the day.
ARROWS luncheon Woy Woy LeaguesPix: Noel Clarke
Up-Date 4th August 14
Alan Dale advises that Geoff was admitted this time to Hornsby hospital for a small procedure to make adjustments to a previous repair.
I'll be calling to pay a visit Thursday 7th so will advise further after that visit.
Up-Date 20th August 14
I've just returned home after a visit to see Geoff in Hornsby Hospital.
He was taken by ambulance to hospital where it was found he had suffered a heart attack, he was transferred to SAN Hospital at Wahroonga where he underwent an operation to fit a pacemaker.
He was then returned to Hornsby on Monday, he got up and went for a walk with his frame Tuesday and when I saw him today he was eating his lunch and looked great wonderful skin colour and quite talkative. We had a good chat, he is hoping to go home by the weekend.
Up-Date 27th July 15
A phone call from Geoff at 2 PM today surprised me with the news that he is in hospital at Benalla (Bingara Private) with a breathing problem.
A good old dose of the flu has brought on a complication with lung and sinus issues.
He is on the mend after an urgent ambulance trip with him gasping for breath.
Up-Date 2nd August 15
Geoff Mack is out of hospital and is feeling much better. His breathing problem has improved and he is aiming to return to his Mt. Ku-Ring-Gai residence very soon.
He intends to attend the Sidesplitters Tuesday with Tabby as it is a Ladies Day Lunch!
Very Up-Date 12th August 15
FIRSTLY my apology for not adding updates as I received them, there weren't many since Geoff & Tabbi travelled up to the Gold Coast to stay with Geoff's neice Jan.
I've spoken several times with Geoff just to check on he & Tabbi and whilst they have had their ups & downs in the most part they have been doing quite well, the climate is
agreeing with them.
From Alan Dale.
Got a call from Geoff. He has a chest infection and is in a private hospital in Southport. Tabbi is also in the same facility with a problem stomach related to her hip operation.
Seems she is having digesting troubles which is not good as the need for nourishment is paramount.
Geoff was not aware of the Hill's Hoist commercials and thanked me so that he can have his accountant investigate.
More royalty cheques coming Geoff's way! Catfish has been in touch on behalf of the Sidesplitters so I reckon they will be keeping tabs on both patients.
Up-Date 5th October 16
My wife, Remy, and I visited Geoff & Tabbi today at their neice's home in Southport and had a lovely stopover with them. The day we were there they were both in
good spirits and it was just fantastic to be able to visit with them.
What delight Geoff's niece Jan is so with the help of a carer and Jan I feel sure both Geaff & Tabbi are in good hands.
Geoff told us he was off to the sidesplitters the following Tuesday which would make it 11th October so he is still able to get about. I did let him know he was
missed at the Echidnas meetings
Up-Date 31st December 16
Again together with my wife Remy we dropped in on Geoff & Tabbi and had a lovely afternoon with them and Neice Jan with husband Leo. We also had a chat with carer
Maureen, she took this photo for us.
As most will know anytime we get to visit with Geoff & Tabbi there is so much to talk about you can come away with a smile on your face and perhaps even a song
on youur heart, certainly with love in your heart.
As can be seen in the photo Tabbi is ever the entertainer and must look the part, God bless her. Geoff by his own words is slowing down where he once walked to
the front gate and up the street 4 or 5 houses he now can only make it to the front gate and back, after all he is 94 so he is doing well.
Seated: Geoff, Tabbi - Standing: Leo & Jan Salmi - Noel & Remy Clarke.
Up-Date 20th July 17
It is with great sadness that today I advise the passing of our great friend.
I understand a private service will be held for Geoff followed by a "Celebration of Life" function on the Gold Coast in the next couple of weeks.
For those of us that cannot make it up to the GC will be able to attend a "Celebration of Life" for Geoff in Sydney in late August.
Information will be made known when arrangements are finalised where all entertainment groups will be invited to take part.
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Up-Date 21st August 17
Today at the Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club a wonderful gathering of friends from the various entertainment clubs/groups said our last farewell to the one, the only, our very special friend...
Geoff Mack OAM - R.I.P Mate.