Australia's advertising industry legends and colleagues farewell the great Mike Chandler

Chandler-Poem-by Lionesl Hunt_Layout 1.jpgA fitting farewell was had yesterday for the legendary Mike Chandler, with much laughter and tears amongst the several hundred friends and family at the Camellia Chapel at Macquarie Park.

The service was MC'd by Ron Mather, with a chorus of tributes from Dick Greenlaw, Paul Walter, Doug Ferris, Neil Shennen, Tony Blackwood, and an unlikely, but incredibly moving poem (reproduced opposite) from his close friend Lionel Hunt.

A wake was held at one of Mike's more recent hangouts, Beach Road Dining at the Palm Beach Golf Club. The afternoon was an amazing pouring out of amusing Mike stories, and nothing but genuine love for one truly great man. He will be missed by more than he will ever know.

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2 Comments

Razor said:

A moving and fitting tribute to a great man and wonderful ‘typo’ .
One of a kind who will be missed by many.

Jax Greening said:

The word legend is overused. But Mike, you truly were. No headline too long, no job too tough. Just always say yes. An honour and a privilege to have worked with you, and all you left behind. RIP Mike.

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