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Vale Cliff Restarick

Vale Cliff Restarick


03/09/1933 - 18/08/2021

It is with great sadness we announce that Cliff Restarick died peacefully on Wednesday 18th August, after a short battle with cancer. Loving husband of Jenny (deceased February this year). Survived by his children Jonathan and Kylie, father-in-law to Heidi, grand-dog Ruby and dearly loved sister Valerie.

Cliff was an active member and leader of so many communities across music, skiing, probus, and science (CSIRO). Cliff served for many years (around 30 years) as a Committee Member and Treasurer of the Mt Buller Ratepayers Association.

QUOTE – Ron Edwards

Apart from his association with the MBRA, I also had a relationship with Cliff & Jenny through both music & charities. Cliff's group occasionally played with a good friend of ours, jazz singer, Bev Sheehan. Mary & I attended a number of their performances. Cliff & Jenny were regular attendees at the Fred Hollows fundraising dinners which we ran in the 80's & 90's & his group played at the early dinners. Their significant contribution to so many areas as well as their unassuming personalities & charitable outlook mean that they will be greatly missed by many communities.

QUTOE – Chris Wilson.

Cliff played the double bass in a trad jazz group who often played at the Bentleigh Bowls Club where Barbara and I attended a few of their concerts. In addition to his long involvement with Mt Buller, Cliff was also a keen Mt Hotham skier. He and I would often meet and ski together on the Blue Ribbon run when it was open, then share some nice wine at the CSIR Club Lodge. I will miss those days and I will miss Cliff's friendship.

Cliff was an extraordinary person who lived for the mountain life and its communities.

The commitment he and Jenny gave to the stakeholders on Mt Buller was never fully appreciated as he was typical of his generation of getting things done and not needing recognition.

A magnificent life. May he now rest in peace with Jenny.