Rodney Sorensen’s friend have a unique way to remember him – through yellow beanies

Rodney's parents Pat and Neil (centre) flanked by the 'beanie brigade' Gone but always remembered.
Rodney’s parents Pat and Neil (centre) flanked by the ‘beanie brigade’ Gone but always remembered.


LONG time residents may very well remember Rodney Sorensen who passed on some three years ago at the age of 55.

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Partner of local identity Sue Oldham, his wider family has a somewhat unique way of remembering him and each year near his birthday. They come together for a family reunion.

Rodney had a passion for yellow beanies so to honour his memory, the entire clan wear bright yellow ones.

Curious passers by stop them in the street and ask why. They are greatly touched when they are told the reason.

Rodney loved the South Coast town of Tathra and some of his ashes are scattered there.

Most of the extended family come from Sydney and Lemon Tree Passage is one of the venues they choose for their special remembrance gathering.

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