Funeral Notices

It is with great regret that we report the passing of the following personnel.

The Association offers it’s sincere condolences.


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Deputy Captain Stephen (Garry) LAMBKIN (254017), 
formerly of 254 Cessnock Fire Station on 6 November 2017.

A Funeral service will be held:
Monday
13 November 2017
1000 Hours
St Johnís Anglican Church 
Wescott Street,
Cessnock NSW
Followed by internment in the Lawn Cemetery at Aberdare.

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour should one be required.

Dress Code: Summer Dress uniform, Peak Cap, Tie & Ribbons.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Retained Firefighter Mark CRONIN (364018), 
formerly of 364 Lithgow West Fire Station on 4 November 2017.

Funeral details
Monday 13th November 2017 at 1330 hrs
St Patrick's Catholic Church
Mort Street, Lithgow, NSW

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour.

Dress Code: Summer Dress uniform, Peak Cap, Tie & Ribbons



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Retained Firefighter Ron BENTLEY
formerly of 441 Sawtell Fire Station last week.

A private family cremation was conducted this afternoon and a public memorial service will occur on:
Friday
10 November 2017
1500 hours
Lyle Rose Park
Forth Avenue, Sawtell (opposite the RSL Club).

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour should one be required.



Dress Code: Summer Dress uniform, Peak Cap, Tie & Ribbons.

The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retained Firefighter 341015 Scott ANLEZARK 
formerly of 341 Kariong and 505 Wyong 
on Sunday 22/10/17.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Monday 30th October 2017.
10:00 am.
McKay Family Funerals, Ourimbah.

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour.



Dress Code: Summer Dress uniform, Peak Cap, Tie & Ribbons
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Retained Captain 252001 John TOWERS
of 252 Carrington on Friday 20th October 2017 
aged 88 after a short illness.
 John was appointed to the Brigade on the 15/12/52 and resigned 31/3/91.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
The Chapel,
Harris Street Wallsend
Monday 30th October 2017
0930am.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be forwarded to NSW Volunteer Firefighters.

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour.

Dress Code: Summer Dress uniform, Peak Cap, Tie & Ribbons


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Senior Firefighter John SCHOLES (5996)
formerly of 75 Berowra Fire Station on 19 October 2017, 
after a long battle with an illness.

Johnís wife says the family will be conducting a private funeral.


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retained Firefighter Peter HOUSLER (488005)
formally of 488 Shellharbour earlier this week.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Friday 20th October at 2:30pm
Hanson & Cole
634 Northcliffe Dr, Kembla Grange NSW 2526

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour.

Dress Code: Summer Dress uniform, Peak Cap, Tie & Ribbons



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of
Retired Captain Albert DOUST (270001) 
formerly of 270 Station Cowra earlier this week. 
Albert was appointment to the Brigade 01/04/1956, appointed as Captain 05/08/1981 
and resigned 31/10/1990. 

Details of a funeral service to follow when they become available.


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Firefighter QFF Anthony HESLOP (5756) 1980-1997 
formerly of 47 station (Revesby) on the 27th September 2017. 

A funeral service will be held as follows:
West Chapel of Woronora Crematorium,
Linden St, Sutherland,
Monday 10.30 am, October 16, 2017.

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour.

Dress Code: Summer Dress uniform, Peak Cap, Tie & Ribbons



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
3015 Retired Firefighter Robert Hugh WHYBRO
on the 3rd October 2017, 
formerly of Stanmore Fire Station 20/9/88. 
Father of Mark and Phillip Whybro.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Friday 6th October at 1130 am
Mackay Family Funerals
249 Pacific Highway
Ourimbah

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour.

Dress Code: Summer Dress uniform, Peak Cap, Tie & Ribbons



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Station Officer Peter WOODS (5343),
formerly of Berkeley Vale Station on 29/9/17.

Funeral
Monday 16 October 2017
1200 Hrs
Greenway Chapel
460 Avoca Drive, Green Point NSW 2251

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour should one be required.

Dress Code: Summer Dress, tie, Peak Cap & Ribbons



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of
 Retired Retain Firefighter Donald (Donny) WATTERS 301031 on the 20th Sep 2017 
formerly of 301 Glenbrook Fire Station. Service Dates : 01/07/1995 - 31/05/2003.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Date: Monday 25th of September 2017;
Time: 13:00 hours;
Location: Emu Plains Anglican Church
26 Short St Emu Plains

A tribute register has been set up @ http://grace.etributes.com.au/etributes/donald-watters/funeral/

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour should one be required.

Dress Code: Dress uniform, Peak Cap, Tie & Ribbons



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Station Officer Merton Walter Langford COOKE (618), 
formerly of No 3 Station The Rocks (B pltn) on 16 September 2017.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Tuesday
26 September 2017
14:00 hours
The Rose Chapel
Palmdale Cemetery
57 Palmdale Road, Palmdale NSW 2258.

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour should one be required.

Dress Code: Dress uniform (without Galatea), Peak Cap, Tie & Ribbons.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
FRNSW Bandsman, Noel DRUERY.
 Noel passed away at his home on Monday morning after a long battle with illness. 
Noel had been a member of the Band for 35 years, playing Euphonium
 and serving as a committee member for much of that time,
 making significant contributions, particularly in relation to the organising of tours in the 80's and 90's.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Date: Monday the 25th of September 2017;
Time: 10:15 hours;
Location: Northern Suburbs Crematorium, North Chapel
199 Delhi Rd,
North Ryde
NSW 2113

Following the funeral there will be a musical tribute to Noel, 
being held at the Salvation Army, Johnston Street, Chatswood at 1130am.

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour should one be required.

Dress Code: Winter Dress uniform, Peak Cap, Tie & Ribbons



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Station Officer John DAVIES (2926), 
formerly of Berowra and Burwood Fire Stations on 17 September 2017.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Friday
22 September 2017
9.00am
North Chapel
Forrest Lawn Memorial Park
Camden Valley Way, Leppington.

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour should one be required.

Dress Code: Dress uniform without Galatea, Peak Cap, Tie & Ribbons.

The service will be followed by light refreshments at the Community Hall, Macarthur Village, 2 Hyde Parade Campbelltown.

Johnís son and daughter-in-law (Craig & Robin), grandson (James) and nephew (Brett) are current Firefighters.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retained Firefighter Gregory JOLLEY 
of Wentworth earlier this week.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Wentworth Lawn Cemetery.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
10am Graveside Service

Senior Chaplin Mr Lyndsay Smith will be conducting the service and 
it will be followed by refreshments (sausage sandwiches) at the Wentworth Rowing Club.

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour.

Dress Code: Winter Dress uniform, Peak Cap, Tie & Ribbons



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Former Retained Firefighter, 207004 Engine Keeper Joachim "Joe" HESSENBERGER, 
formerly of 207 Albion Park Rail Fire Station who passed away on Friday 8th September, 2017, after a long illness. 
Joe Hessenberger is the father of Captain Rachel Hessenberger from Albion Park. 

A funeral service will be held as follows:
At the Hessenberger residence,
32 Terry St. Albion Park,
Wednesday 13th September, at 2pm.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Retained Firefighter Neville J QUINLAN (278004)
formerly of 278 Station Deniliquin on 4 September 2017.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Tuesday
12 September 2017
1300 hours
Riverina Funerals Chapel
453 Halfluer Street, Deniliquin
then proceeding to Deniliquin Lawn Cemetery.

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour should one be required.

Dress Code: Winter Dress uniform, Peak Cap, Tie & Ribbons



We regret to advise of the passing of
Retired Senior Firefighter Albert James (baked bean Bertie) LOVERIDGE (1561)
formerly of 35stn on 7/09/2017 at St. George Hospital.

A Celebration of life ceremony including the scattering of ashes will occur:

Monday 25th September 2017
1200 hours
Georges River Sailing Club
Sanoi Avenue, Dolls Point

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour.

Dress Code: Summer Dress uniform, Peak Cap, Tie & Ribbons


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Senior Firefighter Graeme KERR (2988) 
formerly of the D Platoon Darlinghurst Fire Station and 
Headquarters B Platoon Fire Station on 25th August 2017.

Funeral
Date: Thursday 07 September 2017;
Time: 11:00 hours;
Location: South Chapel
Botany Crematorium
12 Military Road, BOTANY NSW 2036

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour should one be required.

Dress Code: Winter Dress uniform, Peak Cap, Tie & Ribbons