Moruya’s Eric Beadon tragically passed away from a brain tumour in at the age of 59 at The Canberra Hospital on Friday night, and his nephew Dean Manson is running an appeal to help his widow, Robyn.
“My uncle was unfortunately diagnosed with a brain tumour over a week ago, and passed away at 8.36pm last night, ” Mr Manson said on Saturday.
Eric and Robyn were residents in Batemans Bay for a majority of their lives, Robyn having been born there, but in recent years moved to Moruya.
They have two children and four grandchildren, and another grandchild on the way.
“They are two of the of most kind generous and selfless people you could ever meet, always working and always giving,” Mr Manson said.
The couple ran the Parkcan garbage run, emptying public bins around Eurobodalla beaches etc for over 20 years.
Eric worked 11-12 hours a day, 5-6 days a week.
“It was a very aggressive brain tumour and spread,” Mr Manson said.
“My Aunty was frequently driving to and from Canberra to Moruya in order to take over the role Eric was doing, working whilst all she wanted to do was be by his side in this time of need.
“She needed to as they have a mortgage and bills.
“Eric touched so many hearts and was always so positive.
“He and Robyn always gave and never asked for anything in return.”
Mr Manson started a GoFundMe page with a goal of $3,000.
“It passed $1,000.00 in less than a day which is amazing, and any amount would mean the world.”
It is currently at $1125, and to donate go to https://www.gofundme.com/fke9w3y4.