Tribute to Horace 'Taffy' Davies

9th February 2021

Mr GREG PIPER (Lake Macquarie)—I'd like to acknowledge the passing of Horace 'Taffy' Davies from Bonnells Bay who was just months away from his 100th birthday. Taffy was a truly wonderful man who had a fascinating life. Taffy was a spirited character who was born in Wales in 1921, served with the British Navy in WWII and migrated to Australia in 1959. He was one of 10 children. At the age of 80, he wrote his life story into a book called My Journey Through Life, and I still have a copy on my bookshelf. The autobiography took him 10 years to finish, with Taffy typing it out one finger at a time. In later years, Taffy engaged in social media and regularly used his smartphone and iPad which he received for his 90th birthday. Taffy was also gifted at cross-stitching, a hobby he enjoyed for more than 30 years. He was even named the supreme champion in the cross-stitching competition at Morisset Show one year, with a work that took him two years to complete. He was a wonderful man, now sorely missed by his family and the local community.

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