Vale: Maurie Monk
- 14th January 2011, 9:27am
It is with deep regret that the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) records the passing this week of Maurice Hider Monk at 93 years, at the Epworth Hospital, in the company of his wide family, following a heart attack.
Maurie's life was most remarkable, and he leaves an extraordinary legacy to the whole nation. First and foremost, he was the patriarch of a family whose talents and success gave him quiet pride and satisfaction. As an engineer of the old school, his knowledge and skills equipped him to address any issue with calm confidence. As a soldier, he served the nation overseas with courage and distinction. As an architect of CAMS in 1952 and then as the Founding President, he established the principles and standards which made Australia the most respected motor sport nation. Maurie continued actively in CAMS for the whole of his life as a volunteer official, as a competitor, as an event organiser and as a member of the Appeal Court.
As a friend, leader, mentor and statesman, he will never be matched. Australia and motor sport mourn Maurie's passing, and we offer our condolences to Margaret and all the family.
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