JEFF Kleem with the helmet and bike of his best mate, Alan ?The Prez? Bartrim, with family and friends of Alan at his funeral y
JEFF Kleem with the helmet and bike of his best mate, Alan ?The Prez? Bartrim, with family and friends of Alan at his funeral y

Farewell to ?Prez

By DARREN COYNE

THE Murwillumbah Mutha's motorcycle club farewelled their friend and president in fine style yesterday.

Known as The Prez, Alan Edward Bartrim of Banora Point, died on March 7, aged 49.

Club members provided a fitting escort for the hearse yesterday as it made its way from the Pioneer Country Chapel to the Tweed

Heads crematorium.

A long-time worker at the Condong Sugar Mill, Mr Bartrim formed the Mutha's motorcycle club back in 1994 as a social club for people who loved their bikes.

Riding Al's bike, a BMW R1100 GS, was his mate Jeff Kleem of Terranora, who described The Prez as "an easygoing bloke who loved taking the long way everywhere".

Mr Kleem said the Murwillumbah Muthas had about five hundred members, because The Prez was always giving out t-shirts.

"If you had a t-shirt you were a member of the club. It is a social club and Al loved his barbecues and socialising," Mr Kleem said.

Mr Bartrim was married to Kate and had two children, Adam and Kareena.

More than a hundred motorcyclists took part in the procession yesterday to farewell their good friend, The Prez.



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