Farewell to a Legend

  Pictured: Steve at the Alice Springs Convention Centre memorial for Billy Hayes.

Pictured: Steve at the Alice Springs Convention Centre memorial for Billy Hayes.

Our hearts go out to our dear friend Jan Hayes and family who are grieving the loss of her son Billy Hayes. Tragically Billy lost his life while mustering cattle in a small helicopter on July 12th. He was one of the Northern Territory’s favourite sons, a veteran Finke Desert Race champion, a great horseman and grazier, an aviator, husband and father to four sons. Four years ago Billy’s Dad, pioneer cattleman Bill Hayes also lost his life in a mustering accident so for the family it has brought great sorrow. Over 1200 people gathered to farewell Billy and the funeral was streamed live to over 57,000 people throughout the nation. It was an honour to share a song as part of the service. We appreciate your prayers for the Hayes family.