Honorary Member Doug Leane crosses his last stile

Long-standing Friends Honorary Member, Doug Leane, died this week, aged 82.

He had been in poor health for the last few months, and died in hospital, following a turn at home.

He will be remembered by the Friends and walkers for his dedication and enthusiasm for maintenance of the section around the Warren/Hale Conservation Park, Mount Crawford and Freeman’s Hut.

He was also a very keen walker (until relatively recently).

For many years he took his team out every Thursday for maintenance and was often involved in helping other section leaders.

There are few huts along the Trail that do not have something of Doug’s handiwork in their maintenance or in their furnishings.

The Friends extend sincere sympathy to his family.