Friends of popular truckie Johnny Stubbs, who was tragically killed at a Geelong level crossing accident yesterday, have been quick to rally to help his partner and the three “gorgeous” young children he leaves behind.
They’ve set up a GoFundMe page today that they hope will help offset funeral and other costs.
At the time of writing they’d already raised $1000 of the $10,000 target from nine donations.
“This man was as Aussie as an Aussie could get,” writes organiser Darryl Edwards of Truckspotting Ararat.
“Always had a big grin and a chat, and time to talk and listen, giving everyone the time of day.
“Family and trucking was his thing. He was born to drive trucks and had a massive love for doing what he done, no matter how hard the task. But Johnny’s family was his true love that he idolised and adored.”
Boss Craig Membrey also paid tribute to Stubbs, who had just become a dad for the third time, with a heartfelt post on Membrey’s Transport and Crane Hire’s Facebook page.
“Hardworking, loyal, loveable family man,” the post reads.
“All words to describe one of the good ones we lost yesterday.
“Your absence will always be felt – you were liked, loved and a valued member of team Membrey.
“You will be so missed, your shift is over driver, forever a hero in our eyes. Love and thoughts are with Stubbsy’s beautiful young family.”
To donate to the GoFundMe fundraiser click here.
“His beautiful partner now has to piece together a shattered life and dreams that they both once had. Tragic is an understatement, life simply can be so cruel and unfair,” Edwards added.