Death: Ian Perry, of Cronulla, was killed in a helicopter accident, and his family and football club paid tribute to him – following his death in a helicopter crash north of Melbourne, Ian Perry’s family praised him as “a loving spouse, a caring father, son, and brother, and a real friend to so many.”
Mr. Perry was “part of the fabric of our club,” with “his contagious excitement for life, football, and the endless hours that Ian and Brooke put in to see our club prosper, leaving an indelible impression on not only our club but everyone around them,” according to Miranda Magpies Football Club.
Mr. Perry, a finance specialist, was one of five people killed when the chopper crashed at Mt Disappointment last Thursday. In a Facebook post, his wife Brooke and their children Rachael, Nathan, and Jess expressed their sorrow. Ms. Perry commented, “Reaching out to Ian’s friends and loved ones who we may not have been able to reach.”