The VTA has penned a tribute to industry titan Maurice ‘Maurie’ Considine following his recent passing
It is with much sadness that the Victorian Transport Association (VTA) has acknowledged the passing of one of its dearest members and supporters of the industry in Maurice (Maurie) Joseph Considine.
Considine peacefully passed away at home on Monday November 26 at the age of 91. Married to Maureen for 70 years, they were blessed with five sons, 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Having co-founded Secon Logistics in 1969 when the containerisation of sea freight was having its early beginnings in Australia, Considine established a growing business based upon the values and principles that he always maintained throughout all his endeavours in life.
Considine was as active in his spare time as he was at work. He played 37 VFL games with Hawthorn as number 28. He also coached Old Paradians, the Victorian State Team and was assistant coach under John Kennedy at Hawthorn for five years.
“Considine was always innovative in his thinking, hard working at everything he tackled, humble around others, generous to those less fortunate than himself and the epitome of a real gentleman,” the VTA says.
With five sons all starting their working lives within the transport industry, those values that he espoused throughout his life continue.
“A loving husband, proud father, grandfather, and great grandfather, Maurie was a man that our industry was proud to have in its ranks,” the VTA says.
“The Victorian Transport Association passes its condolences to Maureen, Brendon, Vin, Paul, Matt and in memory of Terry, and all of the extended family in their time of remembrance and reflection.”