Laurie Donovan.
Laurie Donovan. Contributed ROK130315laurie1

Tributes flow for man killed at Blackwater mine last week

TRIBUTES are flowing for Laurie Donovan, a well-known Rockhampton man who was tragically killed in a Blackwater mining accident.

The Morning Bulletin's Facebook page has been flooded with tributes. Here are some.

Kevin Donovan: The Rockhampton Morning Bulletin response to the tragedy involving our son Laurie Donovan in Blackwater on March 12. On behalf of our family, we thank each and every person who has responded to our time of stress in these very trying days. Thank you for your kind words and messages and prayers. God bless you all. Kevin and Linda Donovan and family.

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Casey Faine: I would like to say on behalf of D crew, that I was lucky enough to work with this great man. To me, Laurie was a man who spoke his mind and was upfront, with no secrets. Everyone loved his wisdom, truthfulness, big heart and soul. It was an absolute pleasure to have met the big man with an even bigger heart. He will never be forgotten.

Kez Ham: My condolences to Laurie's family. Very sad and devastating news. His outgoing personality and humour will never be forgotten. Its been a pleasure to have met and work with you Laurie. You definitely will never be forgotten buddy.

Jacqie Holden: I had the pleasure of working with Laurie and he was always happy and caring.The man with the biggest heart and smile. RIP Laurie. You have touched many and none of us will ever forget you.

Keith Hutton: Deepest condolences to his loving wife Mel and growing family. A good man taken far too soon...

Terri Britten: So sad to hear this terrible news. Laurie was a lovely man and will be missed. Thoughts are with his family. XO.

Elle Clifford: Our deepest sympathy to all the Donovan family. We were saddened to hear of the loss of Laurie yesterday. Our thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow. From Donna Clifford and family

Tyson Foden: To the Donovan family, my deepest condolences to you all. It was a pleasure working alongside such a great man for the last couple of years. He was a role model and he would help anyone when he could. He will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. RIP Laurie Donovan

Ann Williams: Hugs Mel n kids...

Shane Dawe: Condolences to all his family and friends. Running with the Donovans as a kid, Laurie was the one keeping us all in line. Well, as much as he could. RIP.

Susan Potts: Our deepest sympathy to Kevin, Linda and family. You have gone through so much already and this tragic loss of Laurie is just awful. Our love and thoughts are with you.

Andrew Crager: Laurie was more then my captain at pool comp, he was my mentor who drove me to play better all the years I played comp with him. He was a top bloke and a good friend and will never be forgotten. My deepest condolences to the Donovan family. RIP - taken way to early.

Joanne Ufer: My deepest sympathies to Laurie's family. Having been personally touched by such a tragedy my heart goes out to them. In my thoughts during this sad time!

Lea Milne: Deepest sympathy and thoughts to this beautiful family, xx

Kathryn Barwick: Thoughts are with you and your family.

Reanna Turner: I used to work at the mines for many many years, but I didn't have the privilege of working with him. In saying that, I have many friends on Facebook who did, and it is humbling to know how liked and respected Laurie really was. RIP Laurie, once a miner always a miner.

Lisa Hodge: My deepest sympathy goes out to all the Donovan family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest In Peace Laurie.

Steven Maxwell: Condolences, as Laurie was a member of AFL Capricornia Umpires Assoc.

Karen McMaster: My thoughts are with the Donovan family at this tragic time. I have known these guys for years and have always had the utmost respect for Laurie. He was an honest, straight forward guy and I am glad I had the pleasure of knowing such a great man. RIP Laurie.

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