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 Station Officer Alan (Aldo) RAY (4229), 
formerly of 472 station Turvey Park ‘D’,
on Monday 15 January 2018.

Funeral
Date: Friday 19 January, 2018
Time: 10.30 am
Place: Forest Lawn Crematorium, Leppington.

A wake will be held; Gledswood Hills Country 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 
retired Senior Firefighter Colin (Col) HESSION (4862), 
formerly of Lane Cove 'D' and Crows Nest 'D' Fire Stations, on 31st December 2017.

Funeral

Friday
12 January 2018
1130 hours
Hillside Chapel
Palmdale Crematorium
Palmdale Road
Palmdale

This will be a combined funeral for Colin
's wife Sue who passed away on 22 December 2017.

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

Dress Code: Peak cap, Tie & Ribbons



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Senior Firefighter James MULDOON (4429), 
formerly of Charlestown Fire Station on Friday 29 December 2017.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Tuesday
2 January 2018
1400 hours
Lake Macquarie Memorial Park
405 Cessnock Road
Ryhope NSW 2283

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



We have received information that Sue HESSION
wife of Col Hession has passed away.
Her funeral will be at Palmdale, Rose Chapel at 12 noon on Wednesday 3rd January, 2018.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of
 Retired Retained Firefighter Ross PENROSE (308006),
 formerly of 308 Station Grenfell on 18 July 2017.

A funeral service was held on 21st July 2017

Firefighter Penrose served from 15 July 1973 and retired on 30th August 2002



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
retired Qualified Firefighter Colin FLEMING (5803), 
formerly of Headquarters (City of Sydney) ‘B’ and 25 station Mosman ‘A’ Fire Stations, 
who passed away on Thursday 21 December 2017.

Colin is the father of 8559 Senior Firefighter Guy Fleming attached to 24 station Manly ‘C’ Platoon.

Funeral
Friday
29 December 2017
1330 hours
St John the Baptist Catholic Church
7 Johnson Street
Freshwater NSW

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and at the request of the family a Guard of Honour would be appreciated.

Dress Code: Peak cap, Tie & Ribbons



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Retained Firefighter 402030 Robert WYLIE 
- 402 Salamander Bay on Sunday, 17 December 2017. 

Funeral
22 December 2017
1030 hours
All Saints Anglican Church
Corner Church and Tomaree Streets
Nelson Bay NSW

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

Dress Code: Summer Dress, Peak cap, Tie & Ribbons



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Station Officer Robert “Chicka” BRYSON (4166), 
formerly of 305 Goulburn, Sydney Comms and SIC Goulburn
 on Wednesday 13 December 2017.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Thursday
21 December 2017
11.00am
Broulee Memorial Gardens & Crematorium
195 Broulee Rd
Broulee.

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 
Kathy NEWMAN 28100, 
of the Community Fire Unit Membership Office, 
Emergency Management Office, Region South Office and Fire Safety Unit, 
on 13 December 2017.

Funeral
Tuesday
19 December 2017
1200 hours
The Garden Chapel
Castlebrook Memorial Park
712-746 Windsor Road,
Rouse Hill NSW

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 sudden passing of 
Retained Firefighter 278007 Kenneth ROSE 
of 278 Station Deniliquin, on 12 December 2017.

Funeral
Thursday
21 December 2017
1030 hours
The Uniting Church
Cnr Edwardes St and Poictiers St,
Deniliquin, NSW

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 292010 Geoff GRAVES
formerly of 292 Station Doyalson on Sunday 10 December 2017.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Friday
15 December 2017
11am
Pinnaroo Valley Chapel & Crematorium 
Whitfords Avenue, Padbury
Perth, Western Australia

Anyone wishing to send a message of condolence to the family can send it via 0438 900 774.

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 
Retired Firefighter 5364 Eric Stephen EDMISTON (Eric the Viking) 
formally of 5 Newtown, 8 Liverpool and 101 Bonnyrigg Heights Fire Stations 
(commenced 6 Jan 1978 - retired Mar 2009) passed away 30/11/17.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Date: Friday 8th December 2017
Time: 10:30 am
Reflection Chapel
Liverpool Cemetery
208 Moore St Liverpool

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 
Mr Kenneth (Ken) HOPPER formerly of the NSW Fire Brigades Transport Section, on 
Saturday 25 November 2017.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Friday 01 December 2017
14:30 hours
West Chapel, Woronora Cemetery & Crematorium
121 Linden Street, SUTHERLAND NSW 2232

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 450012 Leonard SMITH 
formally of 450 Saratoga Fire Station (commenced Nov 1985 - retired 17 Nov 2017) 
passed away 23/11/17. 

Funeral details to be advised.


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Firefighter 4930 Sean MOORE
formally of 27 Stn, 65 Stn and Appliance Training (commenced 6 July 1973 - retired 02 Oct 2003) 
passed away 21/11/17.

Funeral
Friday 8 December 2017
1200 hours
Greenway Chapel and Memorial Gardens
460 Avoca Drive,
Greenway Point

After the service you are invited to attend the Kincumber Hotel, Avoca Drive, Kincumber

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

Dress Code: Summer Dress, Peak cap, Tie & Ribbons



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 John’s 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.

John’s 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 
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