Tributes flow in for Grahame Meyer, a beloved larrikin
FOLLOWING a tragic incident at Tarong Power Station at the weekend, friends are remembering and celebrating the life of Grahame Meyer, a "larrikin with a heart of gold".
An outpouring of tributes for the 56-year-old Nanango man, fondly known as Rooster, have told stories of a much loved and well regarded man.
After 20 years of friendship, Peter Collins said he held only fond memories of his mate.
"He was just a true Aussie, a true character," Mr Collins said.
"It didn't matter if you were feeling really down, or if you didn't know him very well, after 10 minutes talking you'd walk away with a smile on your face."
Although he was a shearer for most of his life, Mr Collins said Grahame's real passion lay in truck driving.
"His whole life he wanted to drive trucks," he said.
"He loved being behind the wheel, just loved it."
Known as the "terrible two" on site, Mr Collins said the loss of his great friend left him feeling raw.
"He was a bloody good man," he said.
"He is my mate, and he'll always be my mate.
"I'm just really proud to have known him."
Work colleague and friend Ashley Turner also said people at work were left feeling "a bit empty".
"We're feeling pretty low, he was a popular boy and very well liked," he said.
Mr Turner remembered his friend for his infectious laugh and his good nature.
"He had the tats, a pony tail and a beard but he was a pure and absolute gentleman," Mr Turner said.
"He'd give you the shirt off his back."
Mr Turner remembered nights they spent laughing over home cooked dinners at his place.
"My wife used to do what she could to make sure he got his vegies," he mused.
While Grahame brought so much joy to those around him, Mr Turner said the mood was now sombre.
"Only the good die young," he said.
Tarong Power Station's Stanwell and UGL said they were both "devastated for the family, friends and work mates of the delivery driver".
Stanwell and UGL said they were working closely with all relevant authorities to investigate the tragedy.
A Work Safe Queensland spokesman said there was an ongoing investigation which could take up to a year.
A funeral service for Grahame Meyer will be held at the Nanango Show Ground Hall, Drayton St, Nanango, on Monday, December 7, at 2pm.
Friends and family will ride from BP Service station, Nanango with the hearse through Drayton St in honour of Grahame before the funeral.