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Roos lose a great

Late Anakie great Jack Osborne and wife Joy. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

ANAKIE is mourning the loss of one of its most revered figures with the death of Jack Osborne.

The Roos have confirmed via social media the passing of their No.1 ticket holder and life member at the age of 87.

“Jack’s allegiance to Anakie and the football club has spanned the majority of his life,” the Facebook post said.

“His playing career was over 300 games, which included a premiership in 1967.

“After Jack’s retirement from playing, he still continued to support the club and was always guaranteed to be at any game,

“His reputation of being rough and tough on the field was also prevalent off the field where he always endeavoured to support his much-loved club.”

As well as being the No.1 ticket holder at Anakie, he and his wife Joy were co-No.1 ticket holders of the GDFL.

“Jack’s legacy started with Anakie over 60 years ago and will continue forevermore,” the club said.

“Our hearts go out to the entire Osborne family, but most of all, our beloved Joy.”

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