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Family mourns the loss of motorbike rider killed in smash

TRAGIC END: Stanley Thorne's family have paid tribute to the 41-year-old who died in a motorbike crash at the intersection of Mt Perry and Moore Park Rd on August 1. Photo: contributed
TRAGIC END: Stanley Thorne's family have paid tribute to the 41-year-old who died in a motorbike crash at the intersection of Mt Perry and Moore Park Rd on August 1. Photo: contributed contributed

THE last words spoken to Stanley Thorne encouraged him to be careful riding his motorbike along a dirt road on the way home.

But it was a bitumen road that ended the 41-year-old's life, when he was involved in a smash with a car at the intersection of Moore Park and Mt Perry Rds.

It was a horrific blow for Stanley's brother and two sisters whose father died just five days before the fatal crash on August 1.

"He said he wanted to go out and visit (his brother) Kenny and show him his bike and the new bags he had fitted over the tank," Stanley's little sister Kaylene Thorne said.

"It's a dirt road out of the park and Kenny said to him, 'just take it easy on the dirt road on the way back'.

"He said he was coming back into town then because he didn't want to ride in the dark."

A Bundaberg Police spokesman yesterday said police were still investigating the cause of the crash.

Friends and family will gather tomorrow to farewell Stanley, a man they say was "loyal" and "caring".

"He was funny and always joking around," Ms Thorne said. "He had this great big burst of laughter when he laughed that would make everyone else laugh."

Mr Thorne, who grew up in Wallaville, had been living in Gayndah for a few months but had begun the process of moving back to Bundaberg.

"The last three days I spent with him were so fantastic," Ms Thorne said.

"He was so happy and really settled."

Mr Thorne was the oldest of four siblings with his younger sisters Kaylene and Carol and brother Kenny all still living in the region.

"He was a bloke that would do anything for anyone that needed a hand," Ms Thorne said.

"He was very kind hearted and giving towards others."

Ms Thorne said her older brother had been planning to see more of Australia before his sudden death.

"He was going for his car licence because he wanted to go out west for a trip," she said. "That was his next adventure."

Friends and family of Mr Thorne are invited to attend his funeral service tomorrow at Des Allen Funerals with a viewing at 10am to be followed by an 11am service.

Topics:  fatality, moore park, motorbike




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