Industry mourns Peter Tailby

Peter Raymond Tailby, former owner of Graphic Art Mart, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 16, aged 85.


Peter, together with his wife Pamela, and sons’ Mark and Glenn owned Graphic Art Mart from 9th January 9 1978 through to December 15 2015.


In a statement, the Tailby family has described his passion for the industry and how he took great pride in building the small paint and brush supply company into one of the major suppliers to the Australian sign, graphics, and print industry.


“No matter their size, Peter travelled across the country to visit and help his customers. His firm belief in personal service became legendary, cementing Graphic Art Mart’s reputation for customer care and building a very loyal customer base along the way.


“A dedicated family man, Peter took great pride in seeing his family continue to build the business he dedicated so much too, and support the industry he was so very passionate about.


“Peter will be fondly remembered and leaves a lasting legacy.”


The Tailby family wish to take the opportunity to thank all the staff, customers and friends of Graphic Art Mart over their 38 years of ownership.


The funeral is Monday June 25, in the East Chapel at Northern Suburbs Crematorium at 11.30am.


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