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 Bruce CAMERON (520609), 
formerly of 217 Station Batemans Bay.

A Funeral Service will be held as follows:
Monday 20th January 2020, at 13:00 hours
Broulee Memorial Gardens
195 Broulee Road
Broulee NSW 2537

Brigade members attending may wear 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 George SHEPHERD (1382), 
formerly of 23 Station Gladesville, 
on Monday 23rd December 2019. 

A Funeral Service was held on Monday 6th January 2020.


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Deputy Chief Officer Ray ROBERTS (1585), 
on Friday 3rd January 2020. 

Ray resided on the Gold Coast and is the brother of Retired Superintendent Wayne ROBERTS. 

A Funeral Service will be held as follows:
Monday 13th January 2020, at 10:30 hours
Mary Mother of Mercy Catholic Church
237 Burleigh Connection Road
BURLEIGH WATERS, QLD 4220

then to Southport Lawn Cemetery for burial.

Brigades members attending are requested to form a Guard of Honour.

Dress Code: Dress Uniform - Galatea, Peak Cap, Tie & Ribbons


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of
former Senior Firefighter Stephen CORBIN,
 formerly of 27 Station Parramatta, 
on Monday 30th December 2019. 

Stephen was a current serving Paramedic with NSW Ambulance.

A Funeral Service will be held as follows:
Wednesday 8th January 2020, at 15:00 hours
North Chapel, Forest Lawn Memorial Park
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 
current serving Senior Firefighter Glen SMEDE (8415), 
formerly of 277 Station Dapto, 
on Monday 30th December 2019.

A Funeral Service will be held as follows:
Tuesday 7th January 2020, at 10:00 hours
H. Parsons Funerals - Bulli Chapel
278 Princes Highway
Bulli NSW 2516

Glen’s family have advised that the Funeral will be an informal occasion.

Brigade members are welcome to attend, however the family have requested 
that there be no Guard of Honour, or uniforms worn.


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Station Officer Robert “Bob” STARR (3033),
on Sunday 15th December 2019.

A private cremation has been held, and a Memorial Service will be held in the New Year.
 Details will be advised when they become available.


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
retired Captain William “Bill” PEARD
formerly of 301 Station Glenbrook, 
on Tuesday 3rd December 2019.

A Memorial Service will be held as follows, 
Saturday 18th January 2020, at 12:30 hours
St Andrews Uniting Church
7 Green Street
Glenbrook NSW 2773
followed by a Celebration of Life at the Glenbrook Bowling Club:
 
By request no flowers, instead a donation bowl will be available to 
donate to Melanoma Cancer Research. 

Brigade members attending the Service may attend in uniform.

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


We  have received information that 
(3784) retired S/O Barry "Wombat" DAVISON
 passed away on Friday 13th December 2019. 

Barry was privately cremated on 16th December 2016.

 Barry was at the Sydney Communications Centre as a Supervisor on A Platoon.


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Station Officer Gavin BELL (7783), 
formerly of 440 Station Shoalhaven, 
on Tuesday 10th December 2019.

A Funeral Service will be held as follows:
Monday 16th December 2019, at 14:00 hours
H. Parsons Wollongong Chapel
34 Belmore Street
Wollongong, NSW 2500

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

Dress Code: Dress uniform, including Galetea, Peak Cap, Tie & Ribbons


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of
 Retired Firefighter Eric COOMBES
formerly of 418 Station Paxton, 
on Wednesday 1st December 2019.

A Funeral Service will be held as follows:
Monday 9th December 2019, at 11:00 hours
St John’s Anglican Church
3 Westcott Street
Cessnock NSW 2325

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 Firefighter Kevin Raymond MILGATE
formerly of 233 Station Bourke, 
on Wednesday 4th December 2019.

A Funeral Service will be held, graveside, as follows:
Wednesday 11th December 2019, at 11:00 hours
Bourke Cemetery
Gorrell Avenue
Bourke NSW 2840

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 Bradley KELLEHER (5980),
 formerly of 77 Station St. Marys and Appliance Training, on Monday 2nd December 2019. 

A Funeral Service will be held as follows:
Monday 16th December 2019, at 13:00 hours
Pinegrove Memorial Park - North Chapel
Kington Street
Minchinbury NSW 2770

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