The legacy of 5 Loaves
TWO Five Loaves Soup Kitchen volunteers with more than 40 years combined experience plan to continue Darcy Goodwin's legacy to honour his dying wish.
Max Miller and Eddie Paulson are planning to continue running Five Loaves Soup Kitchen but are waiting to talk to Mr Goodwin's family and see his will before their plans are set in stone.
Mr Paulson said while Mr Goodwin's wishes in his will were important, more important are the wishes of his wife Marjorie.
He said both he and Mr Miller were told that Mr Goodwin had written into his will he wanted the Five Loaves service to continue after he passed away.
"Marjorie, Darcy's wife and the family should have some input into what happens I think," Mr Miller said.
"This is going to affect a lot of people and we need to carefully consider who and what is available to keep this service," Mr Paulson said.
"Darcy told me he was going to leave one van to the Seventh Day Adventist Church at Casino and one van to the Seventh Day Adventist church at Lismore but whether he has done that we won't know till we see what is written in his will," Mr Miller said.
Mr Paulson said depending on what Marjorie wants to do he was prepared to run Five Loaves services out of one of the group's vans at Casino and Mr Miller could use the other van to service Lismore, Nimbin and Southern Cross University.
"I would like to think, with Marjorie's blessing, that we can continue the service but it would need to be split in two because I can cover Casino but can't cover Lismore and Nimbin," Mr Paulson said.
Pastor Keith Jackson of the Lismore Seventh Day Adventist Church said the church was keen to support Five Loaves to see Mr Goodwin's legacy of community work continue.
"I have spoken informally with our senior elders and we all share a common desire to see Five Loaves continue," he said.
"Meeting with the family they expressed a willingness for the church to continue the legacy."
A public memorial service for Darcy will be held at the Lismore Seventh Day Adventist Church on Friday at 11am.
Darcy will be cremated in a private ceremony for family and friends.