I just received this email from Nick's wife, and a request that I post it here.
I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Bomberblitz for your kind words during Nick's illness and since his passing, and also for the extremely generous donations to the go fund me page.
Nick and I have always been quite private people who kept to our own small group of family and friends so we never expected to have so many people support us during this incredibly difficult time. We were both completely blown away by this.
Nick has always loved the Essendon Football Club and enjoyed talking with people who shared this passion. Football was always an escape for him, especially since his father passed away last year. I have always been a Carlton supporter along with the rest of my family, however, a few days before Nick passed I told him I would switch teams for him. This made him extremely happy of course, especially knowing the children had been given memberships.
Neil visited us today to drop off the signed guernseys for the kids along with a heap of other bombers gear which they loved. I have to say that Neil has been an amazing support for Nick throughout this year, and also to myself, organising meals for us (cooked by his lovely partner) regularly visiting Nick in hospital and helping with transport. So a huge thank you to you Neil, I really appreciate everything you have done for us and I know Nick did too.
Through Bomber blitz, the go fund me page, and emails from the people Nick has helped as a Union organiser, he was able to see how many people cared for and respected him, and how he has changed people's lives. Not many people get the opportunity to see how much they really mean to the people around them. I am so grateful that he was able to see this before he passed and that has been a great source of comfort for me.
I have been told Bomberblitz is like a family. So from my family to yours, I sincerely thank you all.