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 Peter LACEY (4109), 
formerly of 024 Station Manly. 

Peter joined NSW Fire Brigades in 1969 and served until his resignation in July 1973. 

Funeral details will be updated in FR360 once advised



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Station Officer Stuart BEAR (5429), 
formerly of 260 Station Newcastle, 
on Sunday 18th July 2021.

Stuart is the brother of current serving Station Officer Scott Bear.

A private funeral service will be held for family members only on Friday, 23 July 2021.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Captain Allen 'Dick' ELLIOT (239001), 
formerly of 239 Station Broken Hill South, 
on Sunday 4th July 2021.

A Funeral Service will be held as follows:
Thursday, 08 July 2021 at 11:00 hours
Broken Hill Civic Centre
31 Chloride Street
Broken Hill NSW 2880

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 - Peak Cap, Tie and Medals



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Superintendent Robert 'Bob' WILLIAMS (1578), 
formerly of Fire Safety, 
on Sunday 04 July 2021.

Bob joined NSW Fire Brigades on 20 January 1954 and served until his retirement on 09 April 1991. He passed aged 90.

A Funeral Service will be held as follows:
Friday, 09 July 2021 at 10:30 hours
St John the Baptist Church
125 Blackwall Road
Woy Woy NSW 2256

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 Captain Allen 'Dick' ELLIOT
formerly of 239 Station South Broken Hill, 
on Sunday 04 July 2021. 

Funeral details will be updated in FR360 once advised.



We have received information of the passing of 
Station Officer Charles (Chicka) MINETT (2779)
formerly of 462 Station Tighes Hill
on Saturday 12th June, 2021. 

Chicka joined NSW Fire Brigades on 11 November 1964 and served until his retirement on 11 November 1994.

The funeral was held on Saturday19th June, 2021 at Beresfield NSW.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Firefighter Bradley George CULPIN (442024), 
formerly of 442 Station Scarborough, on Monday 21 June 2021, 
following injuries sustained from a tragic accident.

 Brad joined NSW Fire Brigades on 15 December 1991 and served until his retirement on 14 September 2018. 
He passed aged 63. 

Funeral details will be updated in FR360 once advised.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Mrs Rosemary REED
wife of Retired Captain Merv Reed AFSM, 
on Sunday, 6th June 2021.

Rosemary, together with Merv, contributed greatly to Fire and Rescue NSW, Firefighter Championships, 
and the Tocumwal community. She passed following a long illness.

A Funeral Service will be held as follows:
Friday, 11th June 2021 at 11:00 hours
St Alban’s Anglican Church
Cnr Finley Street and Duff Street,
Tocumwal NSW 2714

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 – Peak Cap, Tie and Medals.


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Firefighter Walter (Wally) MORRIS
formerly of 208 Station Aberdeen and 455 Station Rutherford, 
on Monday, 7th June 2021. 

The funeral details are as follows:
Wednesday, 16th June 2021 at 1500 hours
Beresfield Crematorium
176 Anderson Drive,
Beresfield NSW 2322

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 – Peak Cap, Tie and Medals.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Qualified Firefighter Jason SCHEJNIN (9185), 
formerly of 097 Station Huntingwood, 
on Thursday, 3rd June 2021. 

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Thursday, 10th June 2021 at 11:00 hours
Bowden Family Funeral Chapel
365 Pacific Highway,
Wyong NSW 2259

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 Engine Keeper Eric STANFORD
formerly of 229 Station Boggabri, 
on Monday, 31st May 2021.

Eric retired from NSW Fire Brigades on 01st October 1995 after many years of service. He passed aged 88.

A graveside funeral service will be held as follows:
Wednesday, 9th June 2021 at 10:00 hours
Laurieton Lawn Cemetery
37 Flinders Drive,
Laurieton NSW 2443

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 – Peak Cap, Tie and Medals.


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Station Officer William 'Bill' EDWARDS (2747), 
formerly of 051 Station Forestville, on Sunday, 27th May 2021.

Bill joined NSW Fire Brigades on 05 August 1960 and retired on 21 January 1993. He passed aged 88.

A Funeral Service will be held as follows:
Monday, 7th June 2021 at 13:30 hours
East Chapel - Northern Suburbs Crematorium
199 Delhi Road,
North Ryde NSW 2113

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 
current serving Captain Ian SMITH (454011), 
formerly of 454 Station Tarro, 
on Saturday, 22nd May 2021.

 A Funeral Service will be held as follows:
Friday, 28th May 2021 at 12:00 hours
Pettigrew Family Funerals
7 Murray Dwyer Circuit,
Mayfield West NSW 2304

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 - Peak Cap, Tie and Medals.