HINCKSMAN, Clem “CC”Print
Of “Suncroft”, Warrion.
Formerly of Yea, Victoria, Canberra, ACT and Queanbeyan, NSW.
Born 28.05.1929. A grand 91 years of age.
Youngest son of Clarrie and Marie Hincksman. “The Millhouse”, Queanbeyan. Brother of Dora (Yorkshire), Ken and Bob (all dec.).
Life partner of Jan Smith. Father and Father-in law of Ray and Genevieve Hincksman, Kingscliff, NSW, Rebecca and Lachie Sutherland, Larpent, Vic. and Laurie Hincksman.
Proud Grandpa of Mary and Jessy Hincksman, Angus Sutherland, and Jack Hincksman.
‘Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened’
Funeral NoticePrivate service
The Funeral of Clem Hincksman will be live-streamed on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 commencing at 12 p.m.
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Sincere condolences to Jan and family, sad passing of a Gentleman. Pamela & Murray Matthews
Many special chats shared over a washing machine, thank you Clem for your wise words.
Our thoughts are with Jan, Rebecca, Lachie and Angus.
Sincerely Helen and Geoff and our family
How privileged we were to have ‘CC’ in our family for the last 20 years. He was a wonderful in-law, friend and neighbour.
He was loved by us all. Many years of beautiful memories of a true gentleman.
Love to Jan, Rebecca, Lachie & Gussy.
Graham & Merilyn Sutherland
Jess & Duncan Barber & Family
Charlotte & Dan Henry & Family.
Tippy and I are saddened by Clem’s passing. I am so pleased that he and Jan chose to spend 15 of their years in Yea and our family got to know them well, very well. Tippy has just asked “What are you doing?”. I replied that I am writing. “For Clem?” she asked. Yes. “It is so sad that we cannot join with them,” she said in her Thai English. She loved Clem as a Papa, for his warmth and the welcome he showed to her over the last six years. A wonderful, caring human being. Here’s to you Clem. Cheers, mate
Our thoughts and condolences to Jan and to Rebecca, Lachie and Angus
David and Tippy
Clem-you will be greatly missed by all who knew you. You were a wonderful friend and mentor, a gifted and humble man.
To Jan, Rebecca and family, and Clem’s family my sincere sympathy.
Thinking of you all at this time.
Clem was my friend.
I have known Clem for 48 years and during that time our friendship grew closer and closer. It all started with the interest we both had in horse racing. I first met Clem in 1973, Clem was already a bookmaker. That is the year I took out my Bookmakers licence and from that day we became friends. I guess we were attracted together by the interest we both had in the mathematics of horse racing and its politics. He encouraged me to pursue both. Up until his passing I would still talk to him four or five times per week.
Clem was a gentleman and a very clever man, and never ceased to amaze me with his wisdom on most matters we discussed. Whenever I was perplexed, I would seek Clem’s council, not only on horse racing but on life’s general problems. I would always get a wise answer.
Clem excelled in the politics of racing, achieving many victories for our industry over his life time. It would take too long to explain it all but he was made a life member of City Tattersalls in Sydney after many years of service.
I spoke to Clem a few days before he passed and we both had a little cry as we knew it was the last time we would speak.
Clem was my friend.
Deepest sympathy to all of Clem’s family.
He will be missed.
Bob and Brendah McHarg and family
We had not seen him for a few years but we had hour long conversations regularly over the phone. His skill with picking long priced winners was almost unbelievable and his wisdom regarding the more mundane problems of life was comforting to hear.
Our thoughts and condolences to all his family.
Ted and Ann McIntosh
Our condolences to the Hincksman family.
Clem it was an absolute privilege and honour to meet you. We loved seeing your smiling face – always the highlight of our day. Thank you Jan for trusting us with your beloved Clem.
Beth, Jenn & Michelle
First met Clem thru Jan and our involvement in the world of horses.
Clem was a man of few words but what he said was based on sound knowledge and of experience lived.
He was a solid man in many ways; a foundation especially at Home which allowed Jan to pursue her interests
in the dressage world, riding and later as an award winning volunteer.
He will be missed,
Our deepest condolences and thoughts of strength to Jan and family
Deborah and Kevin
The prince of punting and a wonderful human to boot. I will remember you very fondly Clem.
Clem made me laugh. From as early as I can remember, running through the chook sheds in Pialligo and on my wedding day with that stupid lock, we laughed.
The Junior Black Opal was our adventure; Wendie, Jan, Clem, Bec and I. I’ll never forget seeing Clem before the race, his broad smile, “Go get ‘em Kiddo”.
Once Clem found out I loved porridge, every morning I would wake to the smell of warm porridge on the stove. His calls of ‘There was movement at the station’ would make me smile and know the day was was going to be great.
Clem was like a father. Clem with the warmest eyes – so gentle and kind, the most wicked humour and the best hugs. I love you Clem.
Sending all my love to Jan, Bec and all Clem’s family. 💕
Sending our condolences. Thanks Clem for the memories and the good times.
Dear Laurie, Ray and families
Dear Laurie,Ray and families. Sorry for your loss of Clem. I have very fond memories of our times together. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Jan, please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Clem, a gentleman and a gentle man, was always a good friend to me and I remember his rueful smile. My best regards.
I first met Clem at the Canberra racecourse. At the time he was a Rails bookmaker and I was working as a bookmaker’s clerk. While working for Clem a few times I found him to be a perfectionist at his craft. After I began fiielding on country race meetings I often sought his counsel on racing matters and found his advice to be very educational, fruitful but not without a few laughs. I found him to be one of the most versatile people I had ever met.
I lost my connection with Clem after he left Canberra but I have noted that he continued to show his zest for life even in “retirement”.
My condolences to Jan, Rebecca, Ray and Laurie.
22/07 2020 1.30
Ohh so very sad to hear about Clem’s passing. Only spoke to him a month ago.
Our sincerest condolences extend to Jan, Rebecca and there family and all the Hincksman family.
I have no doubt Clem lived his life to the fullest and acheived preety much everthing he put his mind to. I know dad (Stan) cherished his time with Clem and they both did so much together. They will meet again now and go through all their good times.
Our thoughts are with you all.
Glenn and Fiona Hutcheson
Dear Ray and Laurie,
Sending our sympathy and best wishes to you on the passing of your Dad and Grandfather Clem. We both have different, but very fond memories of Clem.
Brian and Mary Grahame
Such a loss. Sending our love and sympathy to all Clem’s family and friends.
Charles, Aleena and Olin Featherston