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 
former Firefighter John WINDRED (5081),
 formerly of 001 Station COS, 36 Station Crows Nest, 24 Station Manly and 60 Station Avalon, 
on Wednesday 20th January 2021.
John Resigned in 1981

Funeral details will be updated in FR360 once advised.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
former Firefighter Charlie JOHNS (3626), 
formerly of 021 Station Kogarah, on Sunday 10 January 2021.

Charlie joined NSW Fire Brigades in 1966 and is the brother of Retired Senior Firefighter Richard “Dicky” Johns.
 He passed aged 75.

Due to covid-19 restrictions Charlie will be farewelled in an invitation-only service for family and close friends.

Prior to his passing Charlie requested donations be made to Can Assist in lieu of flowers.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Musician Thomas "Tommy" MOORE
formerly of the FRNSW Band, 
on Monday 11 January 2021.

Tommy, or as he was affectionately known "The World Famous Tommy Moore", 
was the lead drummer, joining the NSW Fire Brigades Band in 1987. 
He passed aged 77.

A Funeral Service will be held as follows:
Wednesday, 20 January 2021 at 11:30 hours
St Matthew’s Anglican Church
5 Moses Street
Windsor NSW 2756

This Service will be live streamed and can be viewed via the following link, using PIN 3257;

Watch Service

Members may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour, should one be required.
Brigade members in attendance must comply with current COVID-19 restrictions.

Dress Code:
Ceremonial Dress Uniform - Galatea, Peak Cap, Tie and Medals



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Firefighter Phillip “Surfie” LEWIS (233014), 
formerly of 233 Station Bourke, on Thursday 31st December 2020.

A Funeral Service will be held as follows:
Friday, 8 January 2021 at 13:00 hours
Lake Innes Memorial Gardens Crematorium
21 Philip Charley Drive,
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Current COVID-19 restrictions only allow 50 people to attend inside the chapel and an additional 50 outside. 
Any member wishing to attend is required to contact Jamie (0429 708 045) and register prior to Wednesday, 6 January 2021.

Members who have registered may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour, should one be required.

Brigade members in attendance must comply with current COVID-19 restrictions.

Dress Code:
Ceremonial Dress Uniform - Peak Cap, Tie and Medals.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Superintendent Paul MASON (3445), 
formerly of Zone South 4 Wagga Wagga, 
on Tuesday 15 December 2020.

Paul joined NSW Fire Brigades on June 4, 1965 and retired on August 17, 1998. He passed aged 79.

A Funeral Service will be held as follows:
Wednesday, 30 December 2020 at 11:15 hours
Palm Chapel – Macquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium
Cnr. Delhi Road & Plassey Road
Macquarie Park NSW 2113

This Service will be live streamed, and can be viewed via the following link, and using PIN 2902;

Watch Service

Members may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour, should one be required.
Brigade members in attendance must comply with current COVID-19 restrictions.

Dress Code:
Ceremonial Dress Uniform - Galatea, Peak Cap, Tie and Medals



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of
Retired Station Officer Robert (Bob) TALINTYRE
( 3079)

Bob passed away peacefully on Wednesday 9th December 2020, following a long illness, aged 85 years.
Bob joined the NSWFB on 3rd May 1963 and retired on 13th October 1995, 
as Station Commander A Platoon No 54 Stn Cronulla.

Funeral details: 
The Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Bundanoon
Wednesday 16th December 2020
2pm.

Members may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour, should one be required.
Brigade members in attendance must comply with current COVID-19 restrictions.

Dress Code:
Ceremonial Dress Uniform - Galatea, Peak Cap, Tie and Medals



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Chief Officer Stanley Raymond HEARN AFSM (2131), 
on Monday 7 December 2020.

Stan joined NSW Fire Brigades on May 18 1956 and rose through the ranks 
to become the nineteenth Chief Officer, leading the organisation from July 4 1991 
until his retirement on June 10 1994.

A Funeral Service will be held as follows:
Wednesday, 16 December 2020 at 15:00 hours
Gregson and Weight Funerals
159 Wises Road
Buderim QLD 4556

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, and location, the Service will be live streamed via;
https://www.gregsonweight.com.au/funeral-streaming-centre/#client/4f3ed969-a69b-4cb3-bfdc-b17ea3e3d19c

Members may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour, should one be required.
Brigade members in attendance must comply with current COVID-19 restrictions.

Dress Code:
Ceremonial Dress Uniform - Galatea, Peak Cap, Tie and Medals



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Station Officer Norman 'Norm' PERRY (2408),
formerly of 254 Station Cessnock, 
on Thursday 26 November 2020. 

Norm was the Station Commander at 254 Station Cessnock for over 20 years and retired in February 1996. 

A Service to celebrate Norm’s life will be held as follows:
Friday, 11 December 2020 at 11:00 hours
Macksville Ex-Services Club
16 Cooper Street
Macksville NSW 2447

Norm’s family have requested guests wear something blue to represent his favourite colour.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of
 Mrs Betty DAVIES (Retired), 
former Secretary to Chief Officer Fred Davies, 
on Saturday 21 November 2020.

Betty joined the NSWFB in 1941 and became Chief Officer Davies' secretary in 1975. 
She retired in September 1980 and married Fred after he retired in October 1980. 
She was 95 years of age.

Funeral
Monday 30th November 2020
1300 hours at Sacred Heart Catholic Church 
1 Keenan Street, 
MONA VALE, NSW.

Members may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour, should one be required.

Brigade members in attendance must comply with current COVID-19 restrictions.

Dress Code:
Dress Uniform - Galatea, Peak Cap, Tie and Medals

Further details regarding streaming will be made available when received.