Son scatters his parents’ ashes in Bay’s blue seas

THE Maryborough Ulysses AGM played a role in fulfilling the deathbed wishes of a husband and wife who wanted nothing more than to spend eternity together drifting Hervey Bay's blue waters.

Ulysses member Bernie Dorksen, from the Logan branch, took advantage of this week's event to perform the moving task of releasing the ashes of his parents Bob and Marga Croom into the ocean between Big and Little Woody islands.

The two were set free where they spent some of their happiest moments together in life and the biker said it was a fitting farewell for them both.

"For me, it was like they were finally back together again and it was the last goodbye," Mr Dorksen said.

"They had one little dog and Mum had a dog after Dad died, I had them cremated too and so they are all together now."

Bob and Marga, originally from Melbourne, had a strong connection with the Bay.

The two would drive north each year for holidays, then in '82 Bob was diagnosed with cancer, so they finally made the move and set up home permanently at Pt Vernon.

Bob passed in '86 but Marga stayed on until age caught up with her and forced her to relocate to Brisbane in '96.

But it was the Bay their hearts had always longed for.

Ulysses member Bernie Dorksen releasing the ashes of his parents Bob and Marga Croom between Big and Little Woody islands.
Ulysses member Bernie Dorksen releasing the ashes of his parents Bob and Marga Croom between Big and Little Woody islands.


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