Mo Sullivan with a framed tribute to former rescue volunteer, the late Bob Counter.
Mo Sullivan with a framed tribute to former rescue volunteer, the late Bob Counter. John Gass

Squad pays tribute to Bob Counter

MEMBERS of the Tweed District Rescue Squad have erected a memorial plaque in the name of one of their founding members, Bob Counter.

Mr Counter passed away in May after a two-month battle with an illness.

The club missed their life member and thought a memorial was fitting.

NSW Volunteer Rescue Association member Mo Sullivan said he first made Mr Counter's acquaintance in 1985.

"I got to know him well when he was president and we became friends," he said.

"He slowed down a lot but still made sure to make every monthly meeting.

"He said he just had to keep a finger on the pulse."

Mr Counter put a lot of time and effort in to the community, he was a founding member of the Kingscliff Rescue Squad, now Tweed District Rescue Squad.

"He was a great sort of bloke, an electrician by trade," Mr Sullivan said.

"He would go fix an electrical wire and only charge them two cups of tea.

"Bobby's really missed all throughout the area."

The memorial will be on display at the Volunteer Rescue Association's headquarters in Chinderah.

In June about 200 people, including the 28 members of the Tweed Coast Rescue Squad, farewelled Mr Counter at Melaleuca Station Memorial Gardens.

Bob Counter passed away in June, but his rescue comrades have not forgotten his work.
Bob Counter passed away in June, but his rescue comrades have not forgotten his work. Supplied


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