DEDICATED TO SAFE AND HUMANE ANIMAL TRANSPORT - WORLDWIDE

"In Remembrance of Eddie McMullen" by Anna Melino

04 Dec 2015 1:17 PM | Anonymous

We are very sad to announce that Eddie McMullen passed away on the 19th November, at 66.

Eddie serviced the Air cargo industry over a career spanning more than 40 years, most notably as Owner of Air Charter Specialists Intradco. He was diagnosed with Brain cancer in early February of this year, and in true 'Eddie style' he battled until his final days, and never let his illness slow him down from enjoying the things he loved.

As messages of condolence have poured in from all over the world, the words; Honest, Old School, Maverick, and of course 'Fun loving' all appear hundreds of times.

We remember Eddie as someone who always went the extra distance to make animal transport safe and to find solutions in times of late flight arrivals or problems that were faced with authorities or just with meddlers.

Eddie was dedicated to safe animal transport and always put the safety of animals first.

Eddie will be missed by the many who knew him. He was an exceptional human being, Eddie and I did a few charters together and we became good friends. He told the funniest jokes, he had tremendous foreign accents and used them to ease the tension when transports mishaps occurred.

People often say that a great man is judged that way by his peers. As tributes poured in from the industry, there is a selection of great comments made from people within our industry.

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"Eddie was a man who laughed at any seemingly impossible challenge and then set about conquering it. Successfully. A fine man with a heart as big as a lion"

"Eddie was quite daunting but once I got to know him it was obvious he was a very humble human being, always willing to help and give advice"

"I loved the fact that he was 'old school' and didn't give a toss about all that 'politically correct crap"

"Safe Journey Eddie, I'll always remember your support and the handshake that was as good as your word"

"I loved the way he would be so interested in anyone he met. He made everyone feel special."

"He was a true wheeler/dealer who virtually always delivered one way or other. The mould was definitely broken the moment he graced us with his presence on this earth"

"He was was one of those old generation "one of a kind" with his own unique style and presence. I so enjoyed the talks that we had, through which his experience, his intelligence, and mostly his wisdom were prominent. His humour was classic, and yes, he was also a judge of fine whiskey. I'll miss him."

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Eddie leaves behind his son Charlie, daughter Megan, and wife Bunni and hundreds of friends whom will truly miss him.

Funeral services were held on 3rd December at Worth Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a charitable donation to Cancer Research in Eddie's honor. Donations are accepted here.

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