Memorial service for Michael 'Pommy Mick' Ffitch

By: Greg Bush

Popular truckie 'Pommy Mick' has passed away following an accident near Urunga, NSW.

Fellow truck drivers were saddened and stunned to hear of the death of popular linehaul driver Michael Ffitch in a crash south of Urunga, NSW on Monday March 16.

Better known on the UHF and in truck stops as Pommy Mick, he started his Australian driving career with First Fleet, before switching to Concord Park where he worked mainly on the Sydney-Brisbane run.

Almost universally described as a ‘really top guy’ by workmates, Pommy Mick was happy to talk to anyone, and enjoyed a laugh with his mates.

Owner//Driver technical editor Gary Worrall says he bumped into Pommy Mick on a number of occasions, and was always treated as an equal, regardless of what he was driving.

The memorial service will be held at Greenway Chapel Memorial Gardens, 460 Avoca Drive, Kincumber, on the NSW Central Coast, near where Mick lived when he was not out driving.

The service is scheduled for 1pm on Friday March 27, with a wake afterwards at the Davistown RSL.

For more information contact Stevie Tong on 0408 019 948.

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