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 Firefighter David John SINCLAIR (520001), 
formerly of 33 Station Engadine, on Tuesday 16th July 2019. 
David served from 15/04/1966 until 04/04/2003.

David is the father in-law of Senior Firefighter Michael Dent, and grandfather of Senior Firefighter Brooke Dent.

A Funeral Service will be held as follows:
Friday 26th July 2019, at 12:00 hours
South Chapel
Woronora Memorial Park
Linden Street
Sutherland, NSW 2232

Then afterwards, from 14:30 hours, at:
Club on East
7 E Parade
Sutherland, NSW 2232

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 Senior Firefighter George Frederick KIERNAN (2333),
formerly of 77 Station St Marys, on Friday 12th July 2019.

A Celebration of Georgeís Life will be held as follows:
Monday 22nd July 2019, at 10:30 hours
West Chapel
Pinegrove Memorial Park
Kington Street
Minchinbury, NSW 2770

Brigade members attending the Celebration of his Life may attend in uniform.

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



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
retired Firefighter Steven BALDWIN (230023), 
formerly of 230 Station Bombala, on Wednesday 26th June 2019.

A private cremation ceremony will be conducted on 4th July, however a memorial service will also be held as follows:
Friday 5th July 2019, at 14:30 hours
Cooma Hotel Function Room
79 Massie Street
Cooma, NSW 2630

Brigade members attending the memorial service may attend in uniform.

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



We have received information that 
retired Station Officer Raymond LAMBERT (2245)
 formerly of 47 Station Revesby passed away on Saturday 22/06/2019.
 A funeral will be held on 
Wednesday 03/07/2019 at 1030 hours 
at the chapel at Weeroona Village, 
14 Trebatha Street, 
Bass Hill.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
retired Station Officer (1180) William (Bill) HATCHER 
formerly of Number 62 Station Bankstown, on 27 June 2019. 

Station Officer Hatcher was the father of Senior Firefighter Wayne Hatcher.

Funeral details are as follows:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 
Camden Valley Way, 
Leppington 
on Friday 5 July 2019 at 1430 hours.

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 Firefighter Stanley HILL,
 formerly of Number 79 Station Ingleburn, on 21 June 2019.

Funeral
Friday 28 June 2019 
at Forest Lawn Cemetery 
Leppington 
in the North Chapel at 0900 hours

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

Dress Code: Peak cap, Galatea, Tie & Ribbons



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
retired Retained Firefighter Charles HEDGES 
formerly of Number 84 Station Macquarie Fields, on 20 June 2019.

Funeral details will be distributed as they become available.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of
 retired Firefighter James RODER (362005), 
formerly of 362 Station Lismore, on Friday 31st May 2019.

A Memorial service will be held as follows:
Wednesday 3rd July 2019, at 10:30 hours
St. Paulís Presbyterian Church
Keen Street
Lismore, NSW 2480

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform.

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

A private burial was held on the 11th June.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
retired Deputy Captain Paul LEWIS (383002), 
formerly of 383 Station Morrisset, on Wednesday 19th June 2019.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Tuesday 2nd July 2019, at 11:00 hours
St. Maryís Catholic Church
Main Road
Noraville, NSW 2263

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 has been advised of the passing of 
Alice Fay COOPER
wife of Chief Superintendent Des Cooper (ret). 

Alice passed away on Thursday 20th June 2019
.
Funeral
Friday 28th June 2019 at 1100hrs 
At Bowden Family Funerals 
365 Pacific Highway 
North Wyong NSW



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
retired Volunteer (Retained) Firefighter John SHORT
 of Number 391 Station Mullumbimby on 15 June 2019.

Firefighter Shortís family are undertaking private funeral arrangements 



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
retired Senior Firefighter (3411 and 4062) Leonard (Lawrie) Alwin FERGUSON
 on 2 June 2019. 

Senior Firefighter Ferguson had two periods of service, retiring from NSWFB in 1979.

Firefighter Ferguson has been privately cremated.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
retired Deputy Secretary of the Board of Fire Commissioners Alf McGRATH PSM OAM

Mr. McGrath was the Director of Human Resources for the NSW Fire Brigades on his retirement. Mr. McGrath was the father of retired Senior Firefighter Ian McGrath and the father in law of retired Superintendent Ed Mednis.

Funeral
A private family service will be held at 1200 hours 
on Thursday 20th June 2019 at
Olsenís Funerals Sutherland.

After this private service, all are welcome to join the family to celebrate Alf McGrathís life at Oatley RSL at 1330 hours.


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
retired Superintendent (1734) Keith HOLTON 
on Thursday 6 June 2019.

 Former Inspector Holton was a VIP guest at the 2018 Dubbo State Championships.

Funeral
Monday 17 June 2019 at 1100 hours 
at Dubbo Presbyterian Church, 
61 Douglas Mawson Rd. 
Dubbo

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 have received information that 
5831 Edmund Joseph SALSKI 
ex 802 Katoomba Comms passed away on 30/05/2019

A celebration of life will be held at
the Uniting Church 
174 Salamander Way 
Salamander Point
 at 1400 hrs on  Friday 14th June

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

Dress Code: Peak cap, Galatea, Tie & Ribbons



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of
 retired Retained Firefighter John ELLIS,
 formerly of 203 Station Albury.

 Retained Firefighter Ellis is the father of retired Station Officer Guy Ellis.

The funeral details
Thursday 6th June at 1000 hours 
at Evergreen Chapel, 
Lester & Son Funeral Home,
359 Wantigong St. 
North Albury

Retired Retained Firefighter Ellis is the father of retired Station Officer Guy Ellis

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

Dress Code: Peak cap, Galatea, Tie & Ribbons



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
retired Retained Firefighter (389010) Leslie CAMERON
formerly of Number 389 Station Harden

Funeral details
Tuesday 4th June 2019 at 1100 hours
 at St. Paulís Anglican Church 
Murrumburrah.

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

Dress Code: Peak cap, Galatea, Tie & Ribbons



It is with much sadness that I write to advise you of the passing of my father, 
David John RAYMOND (known as John), 
former retained firefighter at 63 Station Blacktown.
Dad passed peacefully in Canberra Hospital, on the 23 May 2019.

A funeral service for John will be held at 
the Royal Military College Chapel, 
Duntroon ACT, 
on Monday 03rd June 2019, at 1:30 pm.

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

Dress Code: Peak cap, Galatea, Tie & Ribbons



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Station Officer (2687) Charles Henry RAYNER
on Thursday 14 May 2019.
 Formerly of Headquarters (City of Sydney), Newtown, Revesby, Bankstown, Fairfield, Campbelltown, Wollongong and Bulli.

Station Officer Rayner retired in 1997.

A private family funeral has already been held.



We
have received advice that 
retired Station Officer (3009) Barry COLEMAN,
 formerly of #67 Station Northmead passed away suddenly 
on Monday 20/05/2019 at Ocean Shores.

A funeral will be held on 
Wednesday 29/05/2019
 at the chapel at McGuiness Funeral Services, 
16 Mogo Place
 Billinudgel NSW 
commencing at 11:00 hours.

The fasmily has requested that a representative of FRNSW attend the service if possible.



We have been advised of the passing of
 retired Station Officer Chris LAWLEY 
on Wednesday 8th May 2019. 

There are no funeral details as yet.



We have just received a information advising of the death on Friday 10th May of 
Grace BRYC
E, wife of the late Secretary of the FBEU Frank Bryce. 

A funeral for Grace will be held tomorrow at 11:00 hours at the War Veterans Retirement Village Narrabeen.


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
retired Retained Firefighter (224003) Colin BARRETT
formerly of Berry Brigade on Friday 3 May, 2019

The funeral details
Friday 10 May 2019 
at 1300 hours 
at Shoalhaven Crematorium
 Worrigee Road 
Worrigee.

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

Dress Code: Peak cap, Galatea, Tie & Ribbons



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
retired Deputy Captain (257003) Athol WILSON 
formerly of Coffs Harbour Fire Station on 24 April 2019

Deputy Captain Wilson has been buried in a private family ceremony

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