Vale – Ernie Bennett

It is with great sadness we advise the passing of 25 year TARGA official Ernie Bennett on Sunday May 10 after a long hard battle with cancer.

Ernie was involved with TARGA for  25 years volunteering on TARGA Tasmania , TARGA West Point , TARGA Northwest and TARGA High Country. Ernie first started as a tracker, working his way through other roles up to Safety Officer.

Ernie grew up in the West Tamar area in the North of Tasmania. He was a true gentleman who devoted his life to his partner Lorraine and their little dog Rolli.

He loved to share his large  historical  knowledge of the West Tamar and always had a story to tell about his life growing up and working for the road  crew in the West Tamar.

Ernie was involved with the West Tamar  historical society and had a display of antique items he found around the area at the Beaconsfield Gold Mine Museum.

We would like to pass on our sincere condolences to Ernie’s partner Lorraine and family. He will be dearly missed.