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In memory of the Croc Hunter
Mumbai Mirror ^ | 9/11/06

Posted on 09/10/2006 3:00:55 PM PDT by verum ago

Beerwah, Australia: Hundreds of surfers formed a circle in the waves off Australia‘s eastern coast and cast sprigs of wildflowers into the Pacific Ocean on Sunday to honour ‘Crocodile Hunter‘ Steve Irwin.

Australian media reported that a family service for Irwin, who was killed a week ago when a stingray barb pierced his chest as he filmed a TV show, was held on Saturday on his wildlife park at Beerwah on Queensland state’s Sunshine Coast.

Irwin’s manager John Stainton said the reports were conjecture, and the family would make a statement on Monday about the funeral.

Brisbane’s The Sunday Mail reported a private ceremony took place on Saturday; the Nine and Seven television networks showed footage of an empty marquee and chairs they reported were used in the ceremony.

Popular figure

Details of the funeral have been of interest because of Irwin’s massive popularity. His father, Bob, said the family would hold a small private ceremony with friends but that fans would have a chance to honour Irwin at a public service later.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: australia; crochunter; funeral; steveirwin; stingray; surfers; zoo

1 posted on 09/10/2006 3:00:55 PM PDT by verum ago
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To: verum ago

RIP, Steve Irwin.

How sad that such a freak accident would take his life.


2 posted on 09/10/2006 3:13:03 PM PDT by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: verum ago

On TV today there was a show where Steve Irwin was filming in the waters off of Mexico and heard that some divers had been lost nearby. He stopped what he was doing and went to look for them. By some miracle he found one of the divers who was an elderly man and he saved his life. The other diver, an elderly woman, had passed away during the night. I thought that it was a wonderful thing that Steve did considering the people on the boat that the divers had gotten lost from were not even looking for them. May Steve Irwin rest in peace.


3 posted on 09/10/2006 4:08:58 PM PDT by GinaLolaB (Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Jesus: John 15:1)
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To: GinaLolaB

I Heard about that, and thought of how like him that was, because he was a very Kind-Hearted man. Our Lord Bless him and Comfort his Family, is my Prayer.


4 posted on 09/10/2006 4:15:52 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: verum ago
The shock has warn off ... but the void is deep.

This family will miss him.
5 posted on 09/10/2006 4:46:01 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: GinaLolaB

I saw that on animal planet

he was the only person to realy go look for them


6 posted on 09/10/2006 4:59:15 PM PDT by Charlespg (Civilization and freedom are only worthy of those who defend or support defending It)
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To: verum ago

Our family offers prayers for his family, friends and fans. He was an amazing young man who educated and lived what he preached. He left quite a legacy to his wife and children. May he rest in peace.

Thank you Steve.... for the hours you shared with us and the lessons you taught.

"TT", Beth & Nana


7 posted on 09/10/2006 5:16:44 PM PDT by Texas Termite (God promises a safe landing but not a calm passage.)
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