It is with great sadness that we write to inform our community of the passing of Lacrosse legend Ray Trevaskis.
𝗩𝗮𝗹𝗲 𝗠𝗿 𝗥𝗮𝘆 𝗧𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗮𝘀𝗸𝗶𝘀
Lacrosse Victoria would like to express its sadness at the recent passing of a Victorian lacrosse legend, Mr Ray Trevaskis Esq.
Ray started his lacrosse involvement in Victoria at Box Hill High School and then moved on to support Surrey Park Lacrosse Club for a number of years as a player and administrator.
He was a passionate lacrosse supporter and he and his first wife Jan were valued Members of the Surrey Park community.
Ray also did sterling work in support of Victorian lacrosse via the Men’s Lacrosse body, the VLA, work on the Management Committee, Committees of Advice, and the organisation of numerous VLA Club Presentation Night functions where he put his powers of persuasion and wide knowledge of the Victorian lacrosse community to good use.
Ray later left Surrey and rendered significant support other Victorian clubs in coaching and admin roles.
He finally left Victoria and continued his tireless support for lacrosse in Australia, over many years, based in Queensland as President of the Queensland Lacrosse Association.
Never one to leave you in doubt as to his opinion on a wide range of issues, an anecdote which is part of the folklore at Surrey Park surfaced again recently:
𝘙𝘢𝘺 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘥𝘦𝘧𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳, 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘯 𝘈 𝘎𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘚𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘺, 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘚𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘺 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘺 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘴.
𝘊𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘯𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘯 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘨𝘢𝘮𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘦𝘺𝘦𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 s𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘮𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴’ 𝘨𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘴. 𝘙𝘢𝘺 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘢𝘵𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵. 𝘈𝘭𝘢𝘴, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘮𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘶𝘱 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘰𝘢𝘳𝘥, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘙𝘢𝘺 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘱 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘮!
𝘛𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘢𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦, 𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 c𝘭𝘶𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘰𝘮𝘴, 𝘫𝘶𝘮𝘱𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘝𝘞, 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘥𝘫𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 c𝘭𝘶𝘣𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘺 𝘋𝘪𝘷𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘰𝘧𝘧 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘴𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘦 𝘣𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥.
𝘏𝘦 𝘥𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘢𝘤𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘪𝘦𝘭𝘥, 𝘮𝘪𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘭𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘰𝘨𝘨𝘦𝘥, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘤𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘗𝘢𝘳𝘬 𝘵𝘰 𝘌𝘭𝘨𝘢𝘳 𝘙𝘰𝘢𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘧𝘧.
Ray was never one to leave you wondering. What a statement he made!!
The LV Board gives its heartfelt thanks for the sterling work Ray did in support of lacrosse in Victoria.
RIP “Big T” - never forgotten, always in awe of your commitment to our great sport. Our deepest condolences go out to his partner, family and friends at this time.