a man of the people "But he took just as much pleasure in helping someone with what they considered a minor problem as with the multimillion dollar grants.
A thank you email or note would make his day." Tributes have generously flowed for Mr Schultz, the Member for Hume from 1998 to 2013, who passed away at Cootamundra Hospital on Monday afternoon. He waged a "determined" two year battle against liver and oesophageal cancer. Such was his reach during 33 years of public service, that the nation's richest woman paid her respects. "Alby Schultz was a courageous man who was true to his country, his values and beliefs and a truly wonderful friend," Gina Rinehart said in a statement. "Alby was a patriot, a fighter, always unafraid to stand up for what was right. "His kind wife Glo and sons Dean and Grant and friends have supported him throughout this hard and very sad fight with cancer. "He will be incredibly missed, including by me." Plaudits from ray ban glasses lenses all sides of politics have poured in since Mr Schultz's passing. But to his son he was simply a good mate who loved his wife, Gloria and family deeply. He fondly recalled that, despite not being a "good fisherman," frustratingly his father could hook a cracker of a catch at the end of a day's outing. Luck was not a feature of his early life but it eventually came his way. Born in the Melbourne suburb of Kensington to a working class family, he coped with alcohol fuelled violence by his war veteran father, who suffered post rb sunglasses shop traumatic stress. He ran away from home at age 14 to Moama, where a man, Jimmy Betts, found him sleeping underneath an iron bridge. He would become an influential figure in young Alby's life, giving him a home and a job at the local abattoir. By quirk gafas ray ban of good fortune, the teen became smitten with Jimmy's daughter, Gloria, who would later become his wife of 53 years. From pushing manure carts at the abattoir, he became a factory manager with meat processor Thomas Borthwick and Sons and put himself through night school at age 27. Mr Schultz became a qualified Primary Industries inspector and completed a business management course. "He always said to me that knowledge is power," Grant said. "He said it was only in Australia that you can gain that knowledge and build yourself up. That's why he was ."' Coming from a "staunch Labor" family, Mr Schultz could have easily followed that path. But a strike on the factory floor where workers weren't paid for three months, save for a few union officials, turned his politics. He started as a councillor on Cootamundra Shire in 1983.
The family had moved there in 1977 when Mr Schultz took up a job at Conkeys Meats. Following a tough fought pre selection, he won the seat of ray ban ray wayfarer Burrinjuck, succeeding Terry Sheahan in state parliament. "His was very proud of winning that pre selection," Grant said.
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