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 
current serving Deputy Captain Gary CARPENTER (88027) 
of 088 Station Campbelltown, 
on Thursday 24th November, 2022.

Gary joined NSW Fire Brigades in June 1996 serving at Campbelltown until his passing.

Funeral details will be updated in FR360 once advised.


The Commissioner regrets to advise the passing of 
Firefighter Keith Milton BLOOMFIELD.

Firefighter Bloomfield served at both Merrylands and Nelson Bay Fire Station until his resignation in March 1993.

Funeral Details:
Will be advised on FR360.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
current serving Captain Allan RAYNER (78002), 
of 078 Station Ropes Crossing, (previously Dunheved)

Allan joined NSW Fire Brigades in December 1975 
serving until his passing on Tuesday October 25, serving for over 46 years.

A funeral service will be held:
Thursday November 3, 1000hrs
Pinegrove Crematorium
Kington St, Minchinbury

A guard of honour will be formed.

Dress Code : Summer Dress uniform, Peak cap, tie and medals. (Galateas and soft shell jackets may be worn) 



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Station Officer Rex KILLHAM (1625), 
formerly of 090 Station Menai, 
on Friday 30th September 2022.

Rex joined NSW Fire Brigades in November 1954 and served until his retirement in 1985. 
Rex is the father of Station Officer Rob Killham.

Funeral details will be updated in FR360 once advised.



We regret to advise that 
Retired Inspector Bruce Michael (BJ) JOHNSON (2655) 
passed away this morning, 24th September 2022,
formerly of the Fire Investigation and Research Unit.

Bruce joined NSW Fire Brigades in January 1960 and retired in August 1998.
Bruce is the father of Retired Senior Firefighter Andrew Johnson
 
Bruce was the current President of our Retirees Association 
and was Secretary of the Association for a good many years before that. 
He was made a Life Member in 2018. 
He was an active and valued member of the Committee who worked tirelessly 
to promote and serve the NSWFB Retirees Association. He will be sadly missed. 
Our heartfelt condolences go out to his wife Margaret, son Andrew and family. 
Andrew was also a serving member of the NSWFB. 

A Funeral Service will be held as follows:
Friday, 07 October 2022 at 11:15 hours
North Chapel – Northern Suburbs Crematorium
199 Delhi Road,
North Ryde NSW 2113

Following the Service, Bruce’s family ask you to join them at the Skyline Lounge Function Room 
within the grounds of the Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium.

Members may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour.

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

Andrew Johnson has advised us that the funeral for Bruce will be live streamed for those not able to attend. Timing is from approx. 1105hrs till 1210hrs give or take some. Details for login are:- https://www.oneroomstreaming.com/login  Password:- BH8XPF Email: jessica.drury@whiteladyfunerals.com.au 



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Firefighter Thomas (Tom) HARRIS (3179) 
formerly of #57 Station Wentworthville 
on Monday 12th September 2022.

Thomas joined NSW Fire Brigades in February 1964 and served until his retirement in April 1995. 
Thomas served at Burwood, Stanmore, Auburn, Northmead, Guilford and Wentworthville.

A private funeral service will be held at 1300 hours on Tuesday 20th September, 2022 
at Bowden Family Funeral Chapel 365 Pacific Hwy, North Wyong.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Firefighter Fred GEAR (2657), 
formerly of (14) station, Ashfield.

Fred joined NSW Fire Brigades in January 1960 and served until October 1972. 
Fred served at City of Sydney, Burwood, Parramatta & Ashfield.

A funeral service will be held :
Tuesday September 20, 1400hrs.
Castlebrook Memorial Park, Chapel, Rouse Hill

Firefighters many attend and form a guard of honour if required.

Dress : Summer Dress uniform, shirt, tie peak cap and medals.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Captain George William HEYDON (489004), 
formerly of 489 Station Warragamba, 
on Thursday 8th September 2022. 

George joined NSW Fire Brigades in October 1975 and served until his retirement in December 1995. 

Funeral details will be updated once advised.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Station Officer Chris WINDSOR (4988), 
formerly of 018 Glebe 
on Monday September 12, 2022.

Chris joined NSW Fire Brigades in November 1973 and served until his retirement in November 2008. 
Chris served at Balmain, City of Sydney, Woollahra, Pyrmont and Glebe.

A funeral service will be held :
Monday September 19, 1500hrs
Manning Great Lakes Memorial Gardens
183 Pampoolah Rd, Pampoolah, NSW

A guard of honour may be formed.
Dress for serving members in attendance: Shirt, Tie, Peak Cap, Galatea & Medals.


The Commissioner regrets to advise the passing of 
Retired Firefighter Rodney HARVEYSON (308005). 

Firefighter Harveyson served at Grenfell Fire Station from August 1971 until August 2003. 

A funeral was held on the 8th September 2022.