Marian Rifle Club life member Ted Tyzack, with fellow member Ann Chinnery, died last month at 101.
Marian Rifle Club life member Ted Tyzack, with fellow member Ann Chinnery, died last month at 101. Contributed

Ted Tyzack, 101, will be missed by everyone

SHOOTING: Marian Rifle Club life member Ted Tyzack will be remembered fondly by everyone at the club.

Tyzack died on July 16 at the Mater Hospital. He was 101 years old.

Club secretary/treasurer Royden Brittain said it was a "great innings" from Tyzack.

"He's been a continuos member of the club since the '50s," he said.

Brittain said Tyzack was one of the longest-serving members of the club, which is more than 100 years old too. "He gave away shooting about six years back through health reasons," he said.

"It was actually his legs, it wasn't his upper body or mind; he had ulcerated legs."

Brittain said Tyzack loved the club because of the camaraderie between the members.

"Being a profound engineer everything had to be perfect," he said.

"You could have a talk to the man about any subject and he was just straight down the line. You just understood him; he could talk at our level."

Brittain said one of his lasting impressions of Tyzack was you knew exactly where you stood.

"If you asked him a question or for advice he'd just tell you straight up," he said.

Brittain said Tyzack had an interesting and busy life.

"He's lived a lot of his life at Seaforth and he spent 32 years at Pleystowe Mill at the mill house," he said.

"He always wanted to be here and he died here."

Tyzack gave back to the club and was a secretary and treasurer from the 1950s to the 1970s.

The club had the "last shot" for their life member last month.

"That's just in remembrance of someone who has passed away in the club," Brittain said.

"He wasn't able to fire the last shot for himself so we did it for him; it's just a remembrance thing."

Brittain said Tyzack would "definitely be missed".

 



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