Mather, Edward Timothy passed away suddenly on 20th October 2020 at 26 years of age.
His love and positive outlook on life will be forever cherished by his family and friends.
His parents, Terry and Margaret, and their children Joel, Laura and Callum, their relatives
and Eddie’s extensive circle of friends, will miss him immensely.
Eddie was born in Lismore in northern New South Wales, Australia on 28th March 1994.
His family moved to Mount Binga in south east Queensland to manage a macadamia and
avocado farm. Eddie first attended primary school at Blackbutt State School.
The family moved to the Daintree in North Queensland to manage a banana and tropical
fruit farm where Eddie attended school at Alexander Bay, then Wonga Beach State School.
Lengthy bus rides enabled Eddie to attend Mossman Secondary for junior high school. Then
he chose to board and finish secondary school at Saint Augustine’s where his academic
achievements and confidence strengthened. He wanted to go to university but didn’t like the
idea of being a cash strapped student so he worked a physically demanding job which was
the most highly paid in our area. During this time he took up every training and upskilling
opportunity and developed a professional outlook to tree work. He later started his degree in
Brisbane and after one year transferred to Melbourne to do a double degree, in
Environmental Science and Social Science, and access regular arborist work.
After graduating in 2018 and doing an internship he worked with Canadian arborists who he
described as seriously good human beings. This network allowed him to travel to Canada
where he loved the beautiful natural environment and people.