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 Retained Firefighter Robert Francis McILWAINE 
formerly of 66 Station Rhodes. 
Robert served from 15/12/71 to 30/11/78. 
Robert was the younger brother of Rhodes Captain Greg Mcilwaine. 

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Wednesday 30th May 2018
11.00am
Magnolia Chapel, Macquarie Park Crematorium,
Cnr Delhi & Plassey Roads, North Ryde

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 Superintendent 3742 Jon LANGSHAW 
formerly of Zone South 6, 
on Wednesday 23 May 2018. 
Jonís son, Senior Firefighter Christopher Langshaw,
 is a serving Firefighter attached to No. 94 Station, Kellyville ĎCí Platoon. 

Funeral details to be advised.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Fire Fighter 7162 Dave EDWARDS 
formerly of 228 Station Berkeley Vale, 
on Wednesday 09 May 2018.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Palmdale Crematorium at 1pm
Rose Chapel
57 Palmdale Road
Palmdale
And afterwards at:
2/22 Brickendon Avenue, Mardi

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 the passing of 
Retired Senior Firefighter 3217 Peter James SIMPSON
formerly of No. 1 Station, Headquarters and No. 76 Station, Bondi, 
on Friday 11 May 2018. 

Senior Firefighter Simpson was the recipient of the NSW Fire Brigades Medal For Conspicuous Bravery.

A funeral Service with FRNSW Honours will be held as follows;
Friday 25 May 2018
10:30 hours
Eastern Suburbs Memorial Centre
49 Military Road, MATRAVILLE NSW

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

Dress Code: Ceremonial Dress Uniform (Galatea with medals).

Lyndsay Smith will be conducting the service.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Captain 382005 Donald Richard WEBB (Don) 
formerly of 382 Station Morpeth 
on Friday 11th May 2018. 

Don served from 15/4/77 till 4/10/13 a total of 36 years.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
11.00 am
St. James' Anglican Church, 
17 Tank Street Morpeth

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 Retained John (Jack) WILD 
formerly of Henty Fire Brigade 
on Wednesday 9th May 2018.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
1100 hours
Monday 14 May 2018
St Johnís Presbyterian Church, Henty

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 Fire Fighter 7162 Dave EDWARDS 
formerly of 228 Station Berkeley Vale, 
on Wednesday 09 May 2018.

 Funeral details to be advised when they become available.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Station Officer 3915 Ross FERGUSSON 
formerly of 428 Queanbeyan fire station from 1987 to 1999.

Funeral details to be advised.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Station Officer 5107 Albert CLIFFORD 
formerly of 27 D Platoon, on Saturday 24th March 2018. 

Albert passed away while living overseas and has only just been returned to Australia.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Wednesday 9th May 2018
1030hrs
West Chapel Pinegrove
NSW

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 
Retained Firefighter 905148 Nathan CONAGHAN
formerly of 105 Station Kelso.

Funeral 

Thursday 10th May 2018
1100 hours at Corpus Christi Catholic Church St Ives
263 Mona Vale Rd
St Ives

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 Firefighter and Mechanic Frederick William HARDES 
formally of 484 Wallsend and Mechanic Workshops, 
on Saturday 22 April 2018. 

A private funeral will be held for family member only. 

For further details please contact Bob Tate 0417 686 230.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Firefighter 2239 Clifford Leslie ANDERSON 
formerly of 10 Station Redfern 001 Station City of Sydney 
and 54 Station Cronulla on 20th April 2018. 

Les joined the Fire Brigade on 11th Jan 1957.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Thursday 26 April 2018
1000hrs
Olsenís Funerals
691 Old Princes Highway, Sutherland, NSW

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 Association regrets to advise of the passing of
Retired Station Officer 1378 Charles THORNTON
formerly of 11 Station Woollahra, 01 Station City of Sydney and 27 Station Parramatta.
Charles passed  away on Thursday 19th April 2018.
He joined the service on 01/03/1951 and retired on 04/07/1987.

Funeral details will be advised when available.


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of
Retired Retained Firefighter 493007 Trevor Raymond RICH
formerly of 493 Station Wellington
on Thursday 19th April 2018.
Any questions please contact
Mark Moroney on 0417 258 302.

A funeral service will be held as follows:

Tuesday 24th April 2018
1430 hours at
The Uniting Church
Wellington

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 Retained 371009 D/Capt. Allan BANNON 
formally of 371 Station Macksville
 on the 8th April 2018.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Monday 16th April 2018
Bernard Laverty Funeral Chapel (4 Glenmore Crescent, Macksville)
11.00am

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



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Station Officer 2371 Les BALL 
formally of 16 Station Concord, 07 Station Stanmore and 255 Station Charlestown
 on Sunday 08 April 2018.

Funeral details

Lake Macquarie Memorial Park Cemetery and Crematorium 
405 Cessnock Road Ryhope NSW 2153
Date: Friday 13th April 2018
Time: 11AM

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 4197 Richard WIFFEN 
on 4th April 2018.

Richard was formally of 08 Station,88 Station and a Workplace Assessor. Richard had a long term illness,

funeral details to be advised.