TOM Lindsay, one of two brothers who founded Lindsay Brothers Transport, died peacefully on November 16 2021, at the age of 90.
Through the Lindsay Australia Facebook page, the family released a tribute to the man who helped shape the company at the forefront of transport and logistics in Australia.
The Lindsay Family announce with great sadness the passing of Tom Lindsay OAM, loving husband to Greta, beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, loving husband to Marie (deceased), brother and uncle.
Tom's partnership with his late brother, Peter began in 1953.
Tom and Peter Lindsay formed a unique partnership to guide their local Lindsay Brothers Transport venture to develop into the thriving national transport and logistics company that Lindsay Australia Limited is today.
Through hard work and the dedicated work ethic of their employees, Tom and Peter built the Lindsay Brothers business through long-term associations and friendships with their customers and suppliers.
The Lindsay brothers were known for their willingness to embrace technology.
They were pioneers in refrigerated produce transport in Australia and early adapters of B-double combinations and safety equipment on vehicles.
Tom was a significant contributor to the Coffs Harbour region.
Lindsay is the largest private employer in the Coffs Harbour area, and Tom was prominent in many local organisations, notably Rotary.
Through the North Coast Cranes company, Tom was involved in many large developments and was a driving force in establishing the Bonville International Golf Club in 1992.
He was part-owner of the club for some time, which boasts one of Australia's premier courses.
In 2002, and following the death of Peter in 1999, Tom presided over the transition of the private Lindsay Brothers to the corporate Lindsay Australia Limited and stayed on as a director for several years.
His experience was invaluable in helping to establish the new entity.
In 2003 Tom and Peter Lindsay were inducted into the National Road Transport Hall of Fame to recognise their service to the Australian Transport Industry.
Tom leaves a lasting legacy of a great organisation, family and friendships that he can be justifiably proud of and will be greatly missed.
A celebration of life service was held on November 26
Anyone who would like to make a charitable donation in Tom's name can visit Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service Donate Today.
Your support saves local lives, WRHS rescuehelicopter.com.au.
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