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VTA announces industry stalwart’s passing

Maurice (Maurie) Joseph Considine, VTA member.

The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) announces with much sadness that one of its dearest members and supporters of the transport industry passed away on Monday November 26 aged 91.

It says Maurice (Maurie) Joseph Considine peacefully passed away at home. He is survived by his wife, Maureen who he was married to for 70 years, five sons, 16 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Co-founding Secon Logistics in 1969 when containerisation of sea freight was having its early beginnings in Australia, Maurie established a growing business based upon the values and principles that he always maintained throughout all his endeavours in life.

Maurie was as active in his spare time as he was at work. He played 37 VFL games with Hawthorn as number 28. He also coached Old Paradians, the Victorian State Team, and was assistant coach under John Kennedy at Hawthorn for five years.

Maurie was always innovative in his thinking, hard working at everything he tackled, humble around others, generous to those less fortunate than himself, and the epitome of a real gentleman.

With five sons all starting their working lives within the transport industry, those values that he espoused throughout his life continue.

A loving husband, proud father, grandfather, and great grandfather, the VTA notes Maurie was a man the transport industry was proud to have in its ranks.

The VTA passes its condolences to Maureen, Brendon, Vin, Paul, Matt, and in memory of Terry, and all of the extended family in their time of remembrance and reflection.

For more information on the Victorian Transport Association, click here.

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