Corowa-Rutherglen farewelled one of its hardest workers on Friday in John Robinson.
The 67-year-old suffered a heart attack at home last Saturday night.
"He was a terrific club person, if you ever wanted to know anything about the club's history, he was the go-to man," Roos' president Graham Hosier said.
John played for the Corowa Spiders before the merger of that club with Rutherglen in 1979.
But it was as a secretary for 13 years and curator for 16 years with Corowa-Rutherglen which again highlighted his fierce work ethic, given he was also a shearer at one time after the family farm was sold at Rennie in the mid-90s.
"He gave advice on running the club," Hosier said.
John was a life member of the Roos with he and wife Jan named joint club persons of the year in 2003, the club's last premiership.
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"He was very sociable and had the most infectious laugh," his sister Carmel Kingston said.
He was very sociable and had the most infectious laugh.Carmel Kingston
"He loved his family, a joke, the footy and was kind."
John was also a two-time premiership player at Rennie and life member, serving as secretary and treasurer.
John is survived by Jan, children Hayley, Karla and Brad, five grandchildren and Jaydev (dec).