Death of much-loved friend

Loaves and Fishes Tasmania is sad to report the passing of much-loved truck driver Michael Isaacs.

Michael, 58, died just over a week ago in Launceston General Hospital from a heart attack.

Michael worked with Loaves and Fishes for two years, originally as part of the work-for-the-dole program where he impressed, leading to full time employment 12 months ago.

CEO Andrew Hillier said Michael, from Devonport, was a valued staff member who overcame anxiety to get his truck licence and travel the State delivering emergency food relief.

“During his work-for-the-dole placement, we saw Michael always go the extra mile and quickly identified him as someone we wanted on our team,” Andrew said.

“He was honest and hardworking and persevered when his anxiety arose.

“He will be missed, and our condolences go to his brother, David, and friends.”

David Isaacs said Michael loved working at Loaves and Fishes and was thankful for the care shown to him during his time with the organisation.

Michael was recuperating from having a pacemaker fitted as a result of an earlier heart attack when he collapsed at home.

Michael’s funeral will be held on Friday, July 7, at 1.30pm at Devonport Salvation Army, 166 William Street.

Our Devonport Warehouse and Office will be closed Friday July 7 from 12pm, to enable staff and friends to honour Michael Isaacs’ life.