Chris Waterman – 26 August 2016
|| It is with extraordinary sadness that we note the passing of Chris Waterman. Chris died peacefully on Friday morning, in the company of his loving companion Marita, and his family, after a relatively short battle with cancer.
Chris was an invaluable member of the OSCOV Executive for 4 years, and it was his vision, expertise and tenacity that has been significantly responsible for the magnificent spectacle we know as the OSCOV Melbourne Orchid Spectacular at KCC Park.
We also thank Chris & Marita for many of the most outstanding Masdevallia exhibits that Victoria has ever seen. Together, they won an outstanding 16 OSCOV Victorian Orchid of the Year Award categories, including (the ultimate) OSCOV Victorian Orchid of the Year Award in 2009 and 2011, the Gunter Haar Award for Best Cultured Orchid in 2010, 2012, 2013 & 2015, and Masdevallia of the year in every year from 2009 to 2014.
|Chris will be very sadly missed, but we are all so much richer for his contribution to our lives.
Michael J Coker President
Melbourne Orchid Spectacular 2016
Results are available on the Show page
Victorian Orchids of the Year 2015
||This was judged on Sunday 22nd Feb. The Victorian orchid of the year 2015 is Sarcochilus Lucky Charm 'Devon' (left) exhibited by K&C Gillespie and the Gunter Haar Award for culture went to Sarcochilus Yvette 'Waterfall' exhibited by M Anderson & C Waterman
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