Family mourns 'champion' who always had a go
ZENNETH 'Zenno' Anderson always gave life a crack, and that's what his family will remember the most about the young man who was tragically killed on Monday.
Mr Anderson, 22, died in a crash when his car left the Bruce Hwy and landed in a railway culvert near the Nine Mile Creek overpass, north of Mackay, Monday afternoon.
An Aurizon train crew discovered the vehicle and alerted police about 6pm.
Three trains were delayed for about four hours while police investigated at the scene.
To his family, including older sisters Lucy Anderson and Kaylah Horder and parents, Chris and Anne Anderson, Zenno, was the guy who captured a snake that bit him, sewed his own costumes for fancy dress parties, cooked like a champion and loved listening to country artist John Williamson.
His friends and family gathered in Mackay yesterday to remember 'Zenno', who was known for having a "big beautiful heart".
His mum said Zenno's reaction to being bitten by a snake really summed up his character.
"He was cleaning up the front (yard) when he was a younger child at North Eton and he got bitten by a brown snake," Mrs Anderson said. "We had to rush him into hospital.
"He said "I got that snake mum. It got me so I got it.
"He was lucky it only gave him a warning strike, he got paralysis to the legs.
Zenneth lived in Marian but grew up at Eton and around the Mackay district.
He took after his grandmother with a sewing kit and made his own costumes for parties.
Mrs Anderson said Zenneth liked to have crack at anything and certainly made an impression in the kitchen of the Eton Hotel.
"He could cook like a champion," she said.
"We used to work together at Eton Hotel.
"He was a wonderful barman... beautiful temperament. He did my chicken fettuccine dish quite nice too."
Chris Anderson, Zenneth's dad, said his son had a great memory.
"He could see a face for two minutes and recognise it six months down the track," Mr Anderson said.
"He'd do anything for anyone at any time," his sister Lucy said.
His friend Chris Blain said the pair grew very close while living together.
"He was like a brother," he said.
"He used to fix everything - we used to call it Zenno's Renos."
Funeral arrangements will be posted on Zenneth's Facebook page, his sister Lucy said.
Police are investigating the cause of the crash.