Vale George Lappage


The Old Haileyburian Amateur Football Club mourns the passing of George Lappage, a club stalwart and Life Member.

George first got involved with the club in 1991 when son David came to play for the OHAFC. Along with Pam, he went on to become instrumental in the club’s success. A key member of the legendary parents group, that at the time successfully ran so many off field activities. George was the “money man” of the group, ensuring a steady hand when it came to the finances. He, of course loved his football and especially loved the Magenta and Black. He never missed a game David either played in or coached and followed David in his journey as the school 1st XVIII Coach whilst always keeping a close eye on his beloved OHAFC. If the school wasn’t playing he was at the senior game with his great friends.

George was proudly made a Life Member of the club in 2002. He had previously won the Barry Berggy Memorial Trophy for his contribution to the club in 1999 and was a Committeeman from 2002 to 2004. David was extremely proud and regularly boasted that he was a life member of the club along with his parents George and Pam.

I am sure I speak for those that had the good fortune to know George, that he was always great company. He was a real gentleman who always took a genuine interest in your affairs. There are so many great George Lappage memories and he will be greatly missed.

We extend our condolences to Pam, David, Sara and the extended family.

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