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 Donald Bruce ROSER (3092), 
formerly of Newcastle Communications, 
on Saturday 28th March 2020. 

Funeral Service details will be advised as they become available. 



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of
(2600) S/O Lionel BROWN (Retired) passed away this morning 29/03/2020.

 Lionel was stationed at #6 Mona Vale and retired in 1989.

Funeral details will be forwarded when available.



Unfortunately Firefighter Don Thomas (398 Narooma) Memorial Service 
is postponed and will be held at a later date (TBA)


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of
Firefighter (904253) Don THOMAS 
of 398 Narooma (formerly of 513 Toung) 
on Tuesday 10th March 2020.

An outdoor/memorial/funeral service will be held at 
Broulee Memorial Gardens
195 Broulee Rd 
Broulee 
on Saturday 28th March 2020 at 11.00 hrs.

All firefighters and staff attending must consider Government Health Advice prior to and when attending public gatherings.

Dress Code: Peak Cap, Dress Shirt and Ribbons.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
retired Chief Superintendent (5575) Michael P. Ryan AFSM.  

Senior Firefighter Adam Ryan has advised that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions surrounding social distancing, his Late Father’s funeral will be a private service for the immediate family only. Adam wishes to pass on his Mother Lesley, Sisters Alisha and Natalie and the extended Ryan Families’ sincere thanks to the many people who have forwarded their kind words and condolences on his Father’s passing. Adam also wishes to advise that the Family plan to hold a Memorial Service later in the year when the current pandemic emergency has passed. 



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Captain Lemuel (Lem) ROSE (392001), 
formerly of 392 Station Muswellbrook, 
on Friday 6th March 2020

A Service of Celebration for Lem’s life will be held as follows:
Thursday 12th March 2020, at 10:00 hours
St Albans Church
Brook Street
Muswellbrook, NSW 2333

Brigade members attending the Service may attend in uniform. A Guard of Honour will be formed

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



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
(392005) Retired Firefighter David McNAMARA 
formerly of 392 Station Muswellbrook on Monday 2nd March 2020.


Funeral
Tuesday 10th March 2020 at
10.00 
St Alban's Church,
Brook Street,
Muswellbrook

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 Firefighter Harold CLARKE
 formerly of 418 Station Paxton.

The Late Firefighter Clarke is the father and grandfather of 
several (9) current and past serving firefighters in FRNSW.

Funeral
 Friday 6th March 2020 at 10.00
St John's Anglican Church,
Westcott St,
Cessnock.

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 Engine Keeper Dennis JOLIFFE (401012),
 formerly of 401 Station Narromine and 467 Station Tumut, 
on Tuesday 3rd March 2020. 

Funeral
Wednesday 11th March 2020, 10:30hrs
Anglican Church
Dandaloo Street
Narromine, NSW, 2821
Private Cremation to follow

Brigade members attending the Service 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 (2700) Robert (Bob) CONNERTON
 formerly of number 8 Station Liverpool, on Thursday 27 February 2020.

A funeral service willv be held at 
Forest Lawn 
Camden Valley, 
Leppington 
on Friday 6 March at 1400.

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
 Roberta “Bobbie” BROOKER,
 the wife of 511001 Captain Neil BROOKER AFSM (Deceased), 
formerly of Yass, on Saturday 22nd February 2020.

A Funeral Service will be held as follows:
Friday 28th February 2020, at 13:00 hours
St Clements Anglican Church
17 Church Street
Yass NSW 2582



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
retired Firefighter Athol SHELTON (471021), 
formerly of 282 Station Dungog and 471 Station Tea Gardens,
 on Saturday 15th February 2020.

A Funeral Service will be held as follows:
Thursday 20th February 2020, at 11:00 hours
Dungog Baptist Church
8 MacKay Street
Dungog NSW 2420

Following this Service, a Private Cremation will be held.

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