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Tributes pour in for NewLease co-founder Doug Tutus

04 Mar 2014

A husband, father, entrepreneur, colleague, mentor and friend to many, tributes for late NewLease co-founder and managing director Doug Tutus continue to pour in from all parts of the industry.

Following his tragic passing last month, industry figures have shared their anecdotes, comments, memories and reflections of their time and experiences with Tutus.

“Doug’s network was vast, and he touched so many around the world with his passion, his intensity coupled with his fun loving spirit,” NewLease says.

“Your stories will serve as an enduring reminder to his friends and family of the impact that he had on many – both professionally and personally.

“We plan to consolidate and print your comments into a book which we will present to Doug’s family. In this small way we hope to keep the memory and legacy of Doug Tutus alive.”

The staff and board of NewLease also thanked everyone for their messages of condolence and support since the announcement of Tutus’ passing.

“The kindness and love we have felt has been greatly appreciated during this difficult time, as have the personal messages posted on the memorial website which are both heartbreaking and comforting simultaneously,” a company statement read.

The site,, is being sponsored by Tutus’ friends and colleagues in the industry and has the full support and endorsement of NewLease.

Funeral Service…

A date has now been set for the funeral Service, which will be held this Friday 7th March at 10.30am at St Johns Uniting Church, Cnr Mt Alexander Rd and Buckley St, Essendon VIC 3040.

The service will be followed by a gathering at Riverside Golf Club, Newsom Rd Ascot Vale VIC 3032, from 12:00pm.

In lieu of flowers and gifts the family would like to honour Doug’s memory by supporting his charity of choice “A Start in Life”.

This charity supports Australian Students in need, helping them to overcome significant barriers to achieving their educational ambitions. If you would like to make a donation in Tutus’ honour please click here.

The tribute website “In Loving Memory of Doug Tutus" is still active for those who wish to leave a messages to family, friends and colleagues.

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