Hundreds turn out to farewell Terry Nolan

More than 1,000 people gathered at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Gatton, Queensland, last week to celebrate the life of Terry Nolan, who passed away at age 69 following a long battle with cancer.

Among those who attended the church service were Lockyer Valley Mayor, Steve Jones, and Australian Trucking Association CEO, Stuart St Clair, who both delivered eulogies before the hearse left for Gatton Cemetery.

The Gatton Cemetery service was attended by family and friends, along with members of the transport industry and Gatton community. The service was also attended by Nolan’s grandchildren, who released helium balloons that were immediately followed by the sound of air horns from the Nolan trucks.

A beloved and well-respected member of the transport industry, Mr Nolan is best remembered for growing Nolan’s Interstate Transport, a small regional trucking company, into one of the largest refrigerated carriers in Australia today, boasting 120 prime movers and 228 trailers.

His many accomplishments include the 2011 ATA Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Trucking Industry Award. He was also inducted into the National Road Transport Hall of Fame (alongside wife Daphne), and was the winner of the 2005 QTA Safety Initiative Award, along with numerous others.  

Mr Nolan is survived by wife Daphne and children Michelle, Darren and Adrian, as well as grandchildren Michaela, Letitia, Daniel, Caitlin, Ashlea, Patrick and Adelaide.

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