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Philip Flanagan on 5 September, 2020 at 1:15pm

Rest in peace Nick
You were a massive contributor to the Newham community (The hall, Landcare etc) and a smiling face.
Condolences to you Sue

Jan & Nick Wildgoose on 1 September, 2020 at 9:44pm

A treasured friend for 43 years. We have so many happy memories, but will miss you terribly!
Thinking of you dearest Sue.

Natasha Gayfer on 31 August, 2020 at 10:49am

Nick really was one of the people who made Newham such a warm and welcoming village for new residents such as us several years ago. We admired his knowledge, energy and tenacity in tackling all the important matters of Newham, Hanging Rock and the Macedon Ranges Shire.

We will miss Nick very much, and send all our love to Sue at this difficult time.

Natasha, Rob and Miranda.

Australian Institute of Project Management on 28 August, 2020 at 1:40pm

Nick was a Fellow of the AIPM, Vice-President of the Victorian Chapter, national Congress member, and passionate contributor to the project community especially through the mentorship program which Nick ran in Victoria. AIPM is looking to publish a tribute in its next magazine, commemorating Nick’s contributions.
Sincere condolences on behalf of the Victorian Chapter of AIPM,
Chris Latcham, President

I also share the following thoughts from those who worked with Nick and haven’t already left a message.

Michael Ratcliffe – Past President, AIPM Victorian Chapter
I am still in shock. As others have noted, Nick was a fine person and a great contributor to AIPM over a very long period. He had many qualities and his passing is sad loss.

Rob Loader – Past Vice President AIPM Victorian Chapter
So sorry to hear that. One of the true gentlemen.

Gary Yorke – Past Director, Councillor AIPM Victorian Chapter
Really sad news. He was a real gentleman. He always lightened up the council meetings and events with his stories, humour and observations.
He'll be missed by many I'm sure.

Trevor Alex – Past President AIPM Victorian Chapter
That is truly sad news. He was such a joyful man. Truly a sad day for all and great loss to the AIPM fellowship .

Connie Beck – Past President AIPM Victorian Chapter
Oh dear that is so sad. This type of news reminds us life is precious and short.

Simon Hall on 28 August, 2020 at 6:48am

We are going to miss the friendship, good humour and generosity you always brought to our irregular get togethers on either side of the world.
The memories seem so introducing two year old Alex to Cricket at the MCG, looking after me when I finally made it to Melbourne after getting sick in NZ, biting our nails together in the final overs of the Edgbaston test in 2005, consoling us over the loss of dear Jan, and more recently being the unseen support for Lou on her stay in Melbourne. You and Sue always seemed to be there for the important stuff in our lives.

You’ll always be in our hearts.

Simon, Alex and Lou

Jessica Tibaldi on 27 August, 2020 at 6:59pm

Rest in Peace Nick. We will always appreciate the support and love given to us from both you and Sue, as well as all of the memories made with the family.
Sending lots of love to you Sue during this time.

Love from Ellen and Jess

Joyce Poletti on 27 August, 2020 at 3:19pm

My most sincere sympathy to Nicks family. We were colleagues at MRSC for his entire time there. Nick was always friendly, always helpful and always a gentleman. He did so much for the hamlet of Newham and will be very sadly missed by all who knew him.

Olimpia Watkins on 27 August, 2020 at 2:07pm

Dear Sue, sincere condolences on the passing of Nick. I worked with Nick for over 10 years in his capacity as a Committee member and then Vice President of the Victorian Chapter Council of the Australian Institute of Project Management. A true gentleman who was passionate about his involvement and contribution to the AIPM. Rest in Peace.

Kevin Mitchell on 27 August, 2020 at 1:02pm

I’m saddened to hear the passing of Nick Massie, I met him many years ago when he joined Macedon Ranges Shire Council working at the Romsey office, I remember him for his intelligence, worldly knowledge, wittiness, being an avid Melbourne supporter and having a hidden talent of footy tipping. Through dealings at work I learned he loved Newham and cared greatly for its community. Nick, you are not gone, we’re all still with you, you will always be remembered, bye for now …

Meaghan Willis on 27 August, 2020 at 12:46pm

Rest in peace dear Nick. You were all that is Newham and will be greatly missed.
Much love to Sue.

Leslie Woo on 27 August, 2020 at 11:34am

Dear Sue,

I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Nick in the engineering unit at Council. His work and significant contributions to the Council continue to be enduring.

Vanessa Roche on 27 August, 2020 at 11:19am

Thankyou I feel honoured to have the chance to say goodbye . The service was beautiful .... I wish you all the love in the world Sue .
Vanessa Roche Xxxx

Kev Murphy on 27 August, 2020 at 11:13am

Nick was a ray of sunshine to all who met him - his smile , love, wit and sense of community will be sadly missed by all. A true gentleman. Rest in peace Nick we all loved you. Go Dees!

Andrew and Sally Watt on 27 August, 2020 at 10:05am

Nick embraced us both when we moved to gorgeous Newham 5 years ago. He was a great source of advice and wisdom and a hearty chat with a welcoming smile. Andrew particularly enjoyed being on the Hall committee with him. We will miss him greatly. Sue you are always close in our thoughts and want you to know that we will help you through this sad time.

Maree Cisera, Simon Rush & Family on 27 August, 2020 at 10:03am

Nick was an amazing man - he gave so much of his time so freely and without expectation. A huge loss to the Newham Community. Thank you Nick for all your hard selfless work, for your generosity. It is easy to say the world is better for having Nick. He will be sadly missed. Love and strength to Sue and all Nick's family and friends as they grieve this loss.
Maree Cisera, Simon Rush and family

Alice on 27 August, 2020 at 9:59am

Nick was so generous and kind, such a wonderful contributor in the Newham Community. We will miss him and his smiling welcoming face will be remembered by many whenever we are at community events. This tree with the colourful diverse elements reminds me of the connection and welcoming that he fostered in Newham. My heart goes out to you in your loss dear Sue.

Janet Hayes on 27 August, 2020 at 9:44am

Nick you will be sadly missed.

I worked with you for many years and your dedication to council and the community were always at the forefront of your work. Your project management skills and your delivery of many projects were a testament to this.

My thoughts are with Sue at this sad time.


Lauren and Ian Simpson on 27 August, 2020 at 9:29am

Nick cared so much for the Newham Community Hall and in return the Newham Community cared a lot about him. He will be truely missed.

Jim Sansom on 27 August, 2020 at 8:55am

Nick, the person who understood how the world worked and who was always ready to help. A generous soul.
Such valuable contributions to Landcare over the years.
Will always miss Nick's lively presence at the Shop for coffee.
My thoughts are with Sue.

Cheryl and Lindsay Lauder on 27 August, 2020 at 8:17am

Nick will be greatly missed. He truly was a lovely bloke. A gentle soul. Thinking of you Sue at this hard time.

Adriana & Elliot on 27 August, 2020 at 7:41am

All our love and thoughts to Aunty Sue, damn Rona wouldn't let us get to see you guys in April but we will be together again.
Uncle Nick was amazing, funny, and kind-hearted. He will be missed terribly.
Thinking of you at this time much love
Adriana & Elliot

Karl & Brigitte on 27 August, 2020 at 7:19am

We will miss you Nick, you were always smiling, supportive and friendly and so easy to talk to. Such an important contributor to the Newham community. Sue and family - our very heartfelt condolences. Nick,
you are irreplaceable.

Karen and Peter on 27 August, 2020 at 6:47am

My dear Nick and Sue,
Thank you both for all the happy times. And Nick, I shall so miss reminiscing with you about those far off days in Craven Arms and Onibury when life seemed so simple and the sun always shone.
With all our love, Karen and Peter x

Stuart & Doris Bolton on 27 August, 2020 at 6:04am

Nick, you have been a good friend of mine for some 47 years and Doris for nearly 40 years. We have had some great times together, too numerous to mention, both here in the UK, in Australia and also in Spain. We honestly can't believe that we will not see each other again and we have lost such a lovely person from our lives. Sue, we know that you have been through the most awful time in your life and your heart has been broken, but in time the good memories will outweigh the bad ones. We will sorely miss Nick and you will always be in our thoughts.
With much love.
Stuart & Doris

Jeanne McDougall on 27 August, 2020 at 3:32am

Dearest Nick,

We are desperately sad. We are going to miss you so very much. We would see you and Sue roughly every two years, when you both would come and stay with my parents, on your travels to England. Even though those two years had passed; when you both walked through the door it was as if you’d never been away. The laughter would start immediately, and the conversation never stopped.

We have been honored to have you in our lives. You brought such fun, quick wit, generosity, kindness and love into our home. You have been and will always be our family. We hope you know how very much loved you are, and we will miss you for the rest of our lives.

Sending our love to Sue. Her sadness and pain must be immeasurable, we wish we could be there. Even though we are separated by more than ten thousand miles, we hope that Sue can seek some comfort from the very many kind words of those who love you. We love you both very much.

You’ll be forever in our hearts, Nick.

Love, Jeanne and Little P

Ralph and Judy Massie on 27 August, 2020 at 2:28am

Nick's passing, although one of the more pessimistic prognoses of his condition, came as a shock and a great sadness to us. As my younger brother he was always the steady one, the one who didn't take risks, the one who considered every move. The one who gave up smoking when he was 13, because of the risks!
This conservatism made his decision to fly off to the other side of the world more of a surprise, but it shows how strong was his love for Sue.
Since then meetings have been few, but always enjoyable, and I still can't get my mind around the fact that I won't see him again on one of his European tours.
Our love and thoughts are with Sue.

Jennifer Anderson on 26 August, 2020 at 8:48pm

Nick was always supportive of me and my role as a Councillor of Macedon Ranges and I admired all that he did for the community.
He will most definitely be missed by me.
Saddened by the loss of yet another great member of our Macedon Ranges community.

Wayne and Julie Gunn on 26 August, 2020 at 8:38pm

Dear Sue
Our sincere condolences for the very sad passing of Nick.
Julie really admired Nick for the work he did with the Venturer Scouts on her Leadership Courses which is also testament to his ability to relate to all ages. I also now Nick was great supporter of you and he will be sadly missed by many.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. Take care.
Wayne and Julie Gunn

Bill Young on 26 August, 2020 at 7:19pm

Dear Nick, we are going to miss you my dear brother. You are a giant in my view; not only your integrity and sense of fair play but the huge huge contribution you made to the project management profession over decades and decades. I am immensity sad that I won't see you to tell you personally how I feel, but I sense that you always knew the respect I and others had for you. You are a unique humble person with a giant's soul. We love and will miss your humor and bright spirit. I know your family will be suffering your enormous loss, I can only imagine the sadness they must feel.
I pray that God blesses and gives rest to your beautiful soul.
You have my love and best wishes on your journey home to the Father.
You will always be with us; you are part of our journey.
Bill Young - President of the Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management, Past President of the Australian Institute of Project Management.

Chris & Leona Latcham on 26 August, 2020 at 6:21pm

Sad to see the news of Nick's passing. I was on the AIPM Victorian chapter council with Nick, he provided sage advice and was a passionate advocate for learning and coaching those less experienced. Always ready with advice, opinions and action to get things done.
Best wishes to Suzanne and Nick's family and friends.

Jamie and Leighan Owen on 26 August, 2020 at 5:34pm

We are so sorry for your loss Sue. Nick was a lovely man with a generous heart who will be missed in our community. Thinking of you and sending much love.

Nick Haslinghouse on 26 August, 2020 at 4:56pm

I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Nick. I worked with Nick at the Macedon Shire Ranges for a few years and after a break of a few years, I had the pleasure of catching up with Nick and other Council colleagues for a coffee on a fairly regular basis. I will miss his quick wit. Best wishes to his family during this time.

Newhm Mechanics Institute on 26 August, 2020 at 4:39pm

Oh Nick, to many you were the Newham Mechanics Institue, to us you were the man who made our life easier. Whether that was collecting the post, cleaning the gutters or showing people round, we will only truley know what you did for our hall and our community now that you are gone.

Rest In Peace and be sure to know that your legacy is in place in the shape of a successful and functional Newham Mechanics Institue to be used for many years and generations to come.

Yvonne Wilson and Richard Peers on 26 August, 2020 at 3:57pm

Such a horrible, horrible time with our deepest sympathy and all our love to you Sue. Nick was a lovely, kind and funny man who certainly added spice to our Christmas in July(sometimes August) dinners and will be so terribly missed. We raised a glass of red to you on Thursday Nick, it just would have been lovelier still to have been able to drink it with you. Peace to you now.

Newham District Landcare Group on 26 August, 2020 at 11:49am

Nick was a founding member of the Newham District Landcare Group from its beginnings in 2004, along with his beloved wife Sue.
Nick accepted a committee position in 2006 and served as President from 2015 through to 2018. He also had continued to serve on committee since 2018. During this time Nick was responsible for helping to source and administer grant funding, along with newsletter items for many years. His impeccable rainfall records have been features of our newsletter since 2015. Nick was always an active participant in our Roadside Management Group.
He was also a great advocate for Clean Up Australia Day, organising us all to participate every year in Newham. Nick was also a committee member of the Newham Hall.
Mate, your infectious smile, good humour and hard work which you gave at every event and working bee will be sorely missed by us all.
We raise a glass of red to you Nick. Rest in peace.

Denis & Kathy Mexted on 26 August, 2020 at 9:45am

We were sad to hear of Nick's passing. When Nick and Sue came to Newham their involvement with the community was fantastic. Nick leaves us in better shape than when he arrived. I appreciated his calm logical outlook on things.
Rest in peace Nick. You were a good man.

Debbie Pallot on 26 August, 2020 at 9:28am

Such a sad time. Condolences to Sue and family. I had the opportunity to work with Nick at council and will remember him fondly.

Janine, Howard and Warren Stirling. Julianne and Horst Tellbach on 24 August, 2020 at 5:41pm

Our heartfelt condolences go to you Sue. Nick will be sadly missed by all those who knew him.

Cheryl Price on 24 August, 2020 at 4:40pm

Such sad news about Nick's passing and his struggles with his health. Thinking of Sue, Nick and our youthful selves together all those years ago. Our thoughts are with you brave Sue. With love from Cheryl and Allan Price.

Toni Harris on 24 August, 2020 at 2:10pm

My prayers are with you at this sorrowful time Sue, I am very sorry for your loss. Nick will be sadly missed by us all <3<3

Anne E. ZERAFA ( ZERAFA Family) on 24 August, 2020 at 7:16am

Our deepest condolences to you Sue at this most difficult of times. Nick was a Lovely & Caring man.
May he rest in Peace...<3

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