The Shoes Club lost one of its best and most loyal supporters with the passing in early July of Leo Payne, the Sausage King.
Leo was not only a giant in the Butcher industry, but for many decades the Club’s most giving supporter.
He was incredibly generous, providing us with reams of sausages for scores and scores of club contest BQS.
Leo’s butcher shop was known and recognised not just across Cronulla but across the Shire, just so good and healthy were his meats. Customers came from all over Sydney to get his snags, chops, steaks, lamb shoulders, legs of beef etc etc, such was the quality and freshness of his wares.
Leo could talk under water; he had more jokes than any professional comedian could dream of.
A very pleasant soul, a gentleman, a tribute to his profession.
We will miss Leo bigtime but will never forget his generosity, his laughter and the sweetness of his sausages!