SOLWAY, Michael Samuel

Born in Tweedheads, however better known from Inala.

Michael passed away surrounded by the love of his life hazel and family on Tuesday 11th July 2017.  At the time of his passing Michael was just 81 years of age.

Michael will be sadly missed by his loving wife and soulmate Hazel and children Michael and Donna, Greg and Robyn, Dennis and Liz and their Families

Pa or Poppy as he was better known will also be deeply missed by his grandchildren and great grandchildren each of them will remember their Poppy for the loving advice, constant teasing and tickles that he shared with each of them.

Michael will be sadly missed by his brothers and sisters and extended family.

At this time Michael’s family would like to sincerely thank the Doctors, Nurses and support staff of Sinnamon Village Aged Care Seventeen Mile Rocks for the love care and attention that they showed to Michael to make his final days as happy and peaceful as possible.

Michael will also be sadly missed by Australia Post for whom he worked tirelessly for many years delivering the mail to his local community.  And as such the Postman’s Prayer seems fitting

Dear God, please be with me
As I deliver mail today
Guide me, oh so carefully
Down the streets where children play
Through the hustle and the bustle
Of the offices downtown
I know you’re watching over me
As I swiftly make my rounds
Keep a steady watch
Over my fellow carriers too
If they run into problems
Please guide and help them through
Help me share a smile
With those I meet along the way
And give me strength and patience
To complete my busy day

And my final delivery will be to you dear God

(Author Unknown)

Michael will also be sadly missed by his fellow brothers in arms of the 49th RQR battalion.

Michael’s family warmly invite all of his relatives and friends to attend his celebration of life service that will be held at St Marks Catholic Church Inala on Tuesday the 18th July 2017 commencing at 11:00 Am.

At the completion of the service Michael in accordance with his wishes will be privately cremated.