In Loving Memory Of Pahnie Gilbert

1939 – 2013

Pahnie- Brisbane convention centre 1997

Pahnie’s final performance Twin Towns 17/3/13 

Photo Above from Sherwood services club November 2012

Tribute from Greg Doolan

‘In all my years and successes with my fellow Wak family I have never been so moved on any stage in the world. Pahnies performance at Twin Towns on the 17/3/13 will go down in my musical history as singularly the greatest moment of my career so far. I am so proud to have had the chance to share the stage with such greatness. I love you Pahnie and thank you for being so important in my life.’

Pahnie in 2007 Ipswich live show River 94.9 Promo

Pahnie in character from Waks Works 1 (1983)

Pahnie on stage early 80’s

Pahnie- 1976 Brisbane city performance

More tributes-

Ian Skippen‘He has left us all A Wonderful World. Hugs boys.’

Spencer Howson Sad to hear of Pahnie’s passing today. RIP sir.

Danny McMasterPahnie…’good man. Enough said.

John Stainton‘A great entertainer and a wonderful human being – I feel deeply sad for Wickety Wak and Pahnie’s family and friends at this painful time. He will be remembered with a smile. RIP Pahnie’

Tony Hogan‘wonderful man will be missed greatly’

Robert Pearson – ‘May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand. Rest in peace …’

Majella Marsden –‘Very sad this morning to learn of the passing Pahni from Wickety Wak – a great bloke and a wonderful person. I cried watching the video of him joining the boys on stage two weeks ago at Twin Towns. Know he will be very much missed by Wak and all his family.

Barry Coleman‘Thoughts and prayers team from Noelaine and Barry Coleman … Noelaine was once very close with his son Tony, if you could privately message me a contact number for Tony, it would be really appreciated… God Bless’

Karlee Rosenlund- ‘All the best wishes to u Pahnie where eva u may be,but im sure its such a wonderful happy peaceful place for u now. It was such a great honour to have known & of grown up with u in my life, being with all u guys & my dad were the best yrs ive eva had in my life. I will always remember the good times with u. xxxx’

Michael BeattyHe’ll be sadly missed, not just as a wonderful entertainer but a truly wonderful man