Funeral Notices

It is with great regret that we report the passing of the following personnel.

The Association offers it’s sincere condolences.


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



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
retired Senior Firefighter (5616) Robin (Rob) ROFE
formerly of Gosford Fire Station

Funeral
Greenway Chapel, 
Avoca Drive, 
Green Point, 
at 10 am on Monday, 6th May.

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 
former Second Class Firefighter (3330) Brian DAY
formerly of Number 7 Station Stanmore. 

Firefighter Day resigned from NSW Fire Brigades in 1966.

Funeral details are as follows:
Gedling Crematorium, 
Catfoot Lane, 
Lambley, 
Nottingham 
on Friday 3 May at 1330 hours



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
retired Superintendent (5780) Chris SHAPTER
formerly of Operational Capability, on 21 April 2019. 

Chris passed away in Hobart and has been cremated in a private family ceremony.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
retired Station Officer Russell ROWE (4616), 
formerly of 280 Station Dubbo, on Thursday 25th April 2019.

Russell passed away in Newcastle and will be cremated in a private family ceremony.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
retired Captain (322001) Robert (Bob) KILO
formerly of Number 322 Station Henty, on 23 April 2019.

Funeral details will be distributed as they become available



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of
 retired Firefighter William (Bill) Ronald SAUNDERS (215006),
 formerly of 215 Station Barraba, on Tuesday 16th April 2019.

Bill served from 15.06.1961 until 30.10.1969 and again from 15.06.1974 until 30.06.1993.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Tuesday 23rd April 2019, at 10:00 hours
St. Laurence’s Anglican Church
Cnr. Maude and Fitzroy Streets
Barraba, NSW 2347

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 Station Officer John MORRISON (3187), 
formerly of Newcastle Communications, on Monday 15th April 2019.

John Morrison is the father of Senior Firefighter Peter Morrison, of the Bushfire and Aviation Section.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Tuesday 23rd April 2019, at 10:00 hours
James Murray Chapel
44 Blackall Street
Broadmeadow, NSW 2292

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 
former Firefighter Andrew Robert GLEESON (521622),
 formerly of 93 Station Narellan, 
on Tuesday 2nd April 2019.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Thursday 11th April 2019, at 10:30 hours
Forest Lawn Crematorium
South Chapel
Camden Valley Way
Leppington, NSW 2179

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 
former Firefighter Mark GERREY (384030),
 formerly of 384 Station Moruya, 
on 30th March 2019, from an unexpected and sudden illness.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Tuesday 9th April 2019, at 10:00 hours
Broulee Memorial Gardens
195 Broulee Road
Broulee, NSW 2537

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 former 
HR Manager and Senior Industrial Relations Officer Anne DENNY (nee Gambrill) 
of Corporate Head Office, on Saturday 30th March 2019.

Funeral
Friday 12th April 2019, at 10:00 hours
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
21 Swanson Street
Erskinville NSW 2043

Afterwards at:
The Golden Barley Hotel, from 12:00 hours
Cnr Edgeware Road and Llewellyn Street
Enmore NSW 2042

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that a donation be made to the RSPCA, in Annie's name.

Condolences may be sent via:
http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/smh-au/anne-maree-bernadette-denny-condolences/192102421?cid=full

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



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
retired Captain Donald BEENEY (393005), 
formerly of 395 Station Merriwa, on 22nd March 2019.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Thursday 28th March 2019, at 14:00 hours
Merriwa Anglican Church
40 Bow Street
Merriwa NSW 2329

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 Robert James MOON (284008), 
formerly of 284 Station Delroy, on 18th March 2019.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Tuesday 26th March 2019, at 11:00 hours
Dubbo City Crematorium
Cnr Yarrandale & Moffat Roads
Dubbo

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 Legal Officer Peter HEARN
formally of the Executive Suite, Corporate Head Office,
 on Monday 11th March 2019.

Funeral
Friday 22nd March 2019 at 11.00
in the South Chapel
Woronora Crematorium
Sutherland



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
former Firefighter Allen Robert DOWELL (467010), 
formerly of the 467 Tumut, on 1st March 2019.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Friday 8th March 2019, at 10:30 hours
All Saints Anglican Church
River Street
Tumut NSW 2720

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 families of Ivan Skinner wish to advise that 
Ernest Ivan SKINNER
 formerly of Radio Workshops Chullora
passed away last week on Thursday 28th February 2019
aged was 96 years

Ivan’s funeral will be held Wednesday 13th March 2019
12 noon at the Rose Chapel, Palmdale Crematorium
57 Palmdale road, Palmdale 2258

Ivan is survived by his widow Dot, their four children, 12 grandchildren & five great-grandchildren

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



We regret to advise of the passing of
2808 Firefighter Francis JORDAN
 
formally attached to punch bowl fire station today (01/03/2019) 
Francis passed away at Campbell Town hospital, 
 .
Funeral

Wednesday 13th March 2019 
at St Pauls Catholic Church
  John St Camden 
at 1300hours.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
8352 Senior Firefighter George BALDOCK
. George passed away in hospital today (27/02/2019) following a medical episode while on duty.

Funeral
Wednesday 13th March 2019, at 1030 hours
William Inglis Hotel
Sales Arena
155 Governor Macquarie Drive
Warwick Farm, NSW

Brigade members attending shall attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour.

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



We regret to advise of the passing of
 Retired Firefighter (2232) S/O Col STEWART.
 
A funeral service will be held as follows:
Monday  4th March 2019
in the Rose Chapel 
at Palmdale 
at 1200 noon


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
former Superintendent Stewart EARNSHAW (3466)
 formerly of Zone Regional West 1, Dubbo, 
on Sunday 17 February 2019.

The Late Mr Earnshaw’s Family have advised that there will be no funeral service.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
retired Firefighter Tony FITZGERALD (412016), 
formerly of 412 Station Orange, on 30th January 2019.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Saturday 9 February 2019, at 1000 hours
Norman J Penhall Funeral Directors
31 – 35 William St Orange, 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 would like to advise that the late 
Firefighter James COCKAYNE (256005), 
formerly of 256 Station Cobar, 
will be farewelled in Dubbo on the 1st February 2019. 

In keeping with the wishes of James and his family, his service will be a closed family service. 
The family wishes to thank FRNSW for respecting their wishes in this time of family sadness.