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 the passing of 
retired Firefighter John LAMB
(269020) ?? August 2022.

Firefighter Lamb served at Corrimal fire Station from April 1990 until May 2009.

Further details will be updated in FR360 once advised.



The Commissioner regrets to advise the passing of 
retired Captain Murdoch SUCKER

Captain Murdoch served at Morpeth fire Station. 

A private funeral will be held for close family and friends. 
Further details of a ‘service of thanksgiving’ will be updated in FR360 once advised.


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Station Officer Walter “Wally” LOWDER (4800), 
formerly of 46 Station Sutherland, 
on Thursday 28th July 2022. 

Wally joined NSW Fire Brigades in September 1972 and served until his retirement in April 2003.

 Funeral details will be updated in FR360 once advised.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Captain Robert Andrew DUNCAN (33701), 
formerly of 337 Station Junee, on Tuesday, 26th July 2022. 

Robert joined NSW Fire Brigades in June 1970 and served until his retirement in August 2015.

Funeral details will be updated in FR360 once advised.



The Commissioner regrets to advise the passing of 
Retired Firefighter Dean Lewis PINSAK (7773) 
on the 2nd July 2022, formerly of Bateau Bay Fire Station.

Dean joined the NSW Fire Brigades in June 1998 
and served until his retirement in October 2021 at 
City of Sydney, Pyrmont, Ryde, Gordon, 
Hamlyn Terrace and Bateau Bay Fire Stations.

Funeral details will be updated in FR360 once advised.



The Commissioner regrets to advise the passing of 
Retired Firefighter John HOR (251017), 
formerly of 251 Station Cardiff, 
on Friday 17th June 2022.

John joined the NSW Fire Brigades in November 1982 and served until his retirement in January 2015 at Cardiff Station.

A funeral service will be held:
Friday 24 June 2022 at 12:30pm,
Pettigrew Funerals,
444 Pacific Highway Belmont, NSW.

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

Dress code is:
Dress uniform; Shirt, Tie and Cap, Galatea/ Soft Shell Jacket.



The Commissioner regrets to advise the passing of 
former Deputy Captain Adrian KUITERS (520788), 
on Sunday the 12th of June 2022.

Adrian joined NSW Fire Brigades in March 2009 and served at Saratoga Fire Station until his resignation in March 2016.

Funeral Details:
Monday 27th June 2022 at 1200,
Greenway Chapel and memorial gardens,
460 Avoca drive, green Point, NSW.

Dress Code:

Winter Dress Uniform, Shirt, Tie, Peak Cap, Galetea/ Soft Shell Jacket.



Information received from Retired Inspector Bob Boon: 

Retired Station Officer (5275) Tom O'SHEA 
passed away on Sunday 19th June 
following a long term illness of pain and suffering only a man of Tom's strength and courage could endure. 

Tom leaves behind his devoted wife Christine, His daughters Megan, Marney and Michelle 
and his son Grahame as well as his Grandchildren. 

Thomas joined NSW Fire Brigades in December 1976 and served at Kogarah, Campsie, Mt Druitt, Fairfield, Lidcombe, Chester Hill, Cabramatta, and Horningsea Park. Thomas retired in July 2009.

A Funeral service will be held on 
Tuesday 28th June 2022 @ 10.30am.
Forest Lawn Cemetery, 
Camden Valley Way,
 Leppington.

Brigade Uniforms may be worn and members will form a Guard of Honor.

A celebration Remembrance of Tom's life will be celebrated at a location yet to be arranged 
and will be announced at a future date.



The Commissioner regrets to advise the passing of 
retired Inspector Harry COHEN (2584), 
on Friday the 17th of June 2022.

Harry joined NSW Fire Brigades in May 1959 and served at Stanmore and HQ Fire Stations, 
Staff Training and Development and Fire Prevention. Harry retired in June 1989.

Funeral details will be updated in FR360 once advised.



The Commissioner regrets to advise the passing of 
retired Firefighter Brendan SHAW (6764), 
on Saturday the 4th June 2022.

Brendan joined NSW Fire Brigades in November 1987 and served at Stanmore, St Mary’s, Silverwater, Kellyville, Schofields and Bathurst Fire Stations.
Brendan retired in December 2019.

Funeral details will be updated in FR360 once advised.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
current serving Station Officer Matthew BRAMALL (7433), 
formerly of 464 Station Toronto, on Monday June 6, 2022.

Matthew joined NSW Fire Brigades in December 1991 
serving at Toronto, City of Sydney, Eastwood, Hamilton & Newcastle.

He was aged 50.

Funeral details
Tuesday June 14 at 11am
Lake Macquarie Memorial Park
405 Cessnock Road, Ryhope 

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

Dress code is :
Ceremonial Dress Uniform, Galatea, Peak Cap, Tie and medals

For anyone that is unable to attend Matthew Bramall's funeral on Tuesday 14th the funeral will be live streamed. Please follow the link below.
https://view.oneroomstreaming.com/authorise.php?k=1654781849189284



The Commissioner regrets to advise the passing of 
Retired Station Officer Ricky HUGHES (3313), 
on Wednesday 25th of May 2022.

Richard joined NSW Fire Brigades in August 1964 and served at Drummoyne, Fairfield, Cabramatta, Liverpool, 
Smithfield, Lidcombe, and Fire Safety. Richard retired in November 2000.

Funeral details as follows:
Wednesday 8th June 2022 at 1:30pm
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Camden Valley Way, Leppington.

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

Dress code is:
Ceremonial Dress Uniform, Galatea, Peak Cap, Tie, and medals.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Station Officer Ron HEMMY (2745), 
on Thursday19th May 2022. 

Ron joined NSW Fire Brigades in August 1960 and served at 
Stanmore, Fairfield, Cabramatta, Toongabbie, Guildford, Headquarters and the Training College. 
Ron retired in November 1997. 

Funeral details will be updated in FR360 once advised.



We have received information from Ted Thompson advising of the passing of 
retired S/F William (Billy) MERCHANT (2897) 
on 21st May, 2022. 

Bill joined the NSWFB on 04/08/1991 and retired on 10/07/1992. 

Bill opted for no funeral and will be farewelled by his family.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Captain  Douglas McINERNEY (513001), formerly of (513) Station Young, 

Doug passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones on 
Sunday May 15th 2022.

 Douglas joined NSW Fire Brigades in November 1956 and served until his retirement in September 2005.

A funeral service will be held:
Tuesday May 24 , 1300hrs
St Marys Catholic Church
Rippon St, 
Young

Members may attend in uniform and form a guard of honour

Dress Code : Winter Dress Uniform, Peak Cap, Galatea, Tie & Medals

I have added a link to the funeral directors webpage for his funeral announcement 
with further details and the live stream link for those wishing to attend 
but unable to make it due to time, distance or other reasons. 

http://pattersonbrothersfunerals.com.au/mr-douglas-hugh-mcinerney/
 

Thank you for your time. Regards, Jessica Glasheen .


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Station Officer Robert HIBBERD (4023), 
formerly of (67) Station Northmead now known as Baulkham Hills, 
on Friday 13th of May 2022.

Robert joined NSW Fire Brigades in July 1968 and served until his retirement in December 1998. 
Robert served at numerous locations including City of Sydney, Concord, The Rocks, Revesby, Albury, and Appliance Training.

A life celebration memorial will be held Sunday 29th May at the Riverstone Schofields Memorial Club, 23 Market St, Riverstone at 12:00pm.

Robert’s family request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Brain Foundation by utilising the following link:

https://brainfoundation.org.au/donation/



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
current serving Station Officer Neil LAWLER (7055), 
formerly of Regional & Retained Training, on Monday 16th May 2022.

Neil joined NSW Fire Brigades in August 1990 and served at Blacktown, Penrith, Cessnock, City of Sydney and Education & Training. 
He was aged 63.

Wednesday May 25th at 11am
St Johns Anglican Church
3 Westcott Street, Cessnock

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

Dress code is : Duty Wear & Peak Cap 



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired S/O Noel Alexander JONES (5084) 
formally of 374 Station Maitland 
on Wednesday 4th May 2022.

 He retired due to injuries approx 2002. 

Funeral
Saturday 4th June 2022
1.00pm
Telarah Bowling Club
Clark Street Telarah NSW 2320

He was cremated last Wednesday but it was a direct cremation from the hospital.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of
Retired Superintendent Lance GUDGEON (2787) 
on Monday 9th May 2022.

Lance joined the NSWFB on 09/12/1960 and retired on 22/03/1992. 
Lance turned 90 years of age on 22/03/2022.

A funeral service will be held;
Wednesday May 18, 1000hrs
Greenway Chapel,
460 Avoca Drive, Green Point

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

Dress code is : Ceremonial dress uniform,
Galatea, Peak Cap, Tie and medals.



The Association has learnt of the recent passing of 
retired S/O Ray HAMMONDS (2750). 
formerly of 26 Station Mascot.

Ray joined the NSWFB on 05/08/1960 and retired on 27/09/1990. 

His funeral was 22/4/2022.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Firefighter Frank MURPHY (3381), 
formerly of (277) Station Dapto, on Monday 4 April 2022.

Frank joined NSW Fire Brigades in January 1965 and served until his retirement in May 1973.

The funeral is to be held today, 
Tuesday 12th April 2022, 12:00pm 
at Stan Crapp Funerals, 
125 Manning Street 
Kiama.

An afternoon tea will be held at the Warilla Bowls & Recreational Club, Jason Avenue Warilla after the funeral service.

Brigade members in attendance must comply with current COVID-19 restrictions.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
retired Station Officer Kevin MULLEY (4566) 
formerly of (424) Station Port Macquarie, 
on Saturday 8th April 2022.

Kevin joined the NSWFB on 25/06/1971 and retired on 16/03/2005. 

Funeral details 
10am on 14th May, 2022
St Agnes Parish Catholic Church, 
47 Hay Street, 
Port Macquarie.

The wake is to be held at 11.30am at Westport Club 25 Buller Street, Port Macquarie.

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



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Firefighter James Charles WESTON (084011), 
formerly of 084 Station Macquarie Fields. 

James joined NSW Fire Brigades in March 1983 and served until June 1990.
 
Funeral details
Forest Lawn Cemetery, 
Leppington, NSW
South Chapel
Friday 8th April at 1.30pm

From Anne Speechley James's daughter: Not only was my dad a Fire fighter from 83 to 90 in station 84 he also worked in the fire brigade stores for over 30 years I am lead to believe. I have set up a go fund me page to aid in the expenses of James funeral as he did not have any super left nor have a funeral fund in place. The link to the go fund me page is https://gofund.me/2f42c7a8  
Thank you, Anne Speechle



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of
Retired Firefighter Peter COXSEDGE (233025), 
formerly of 233 Station Bourke, 
on Thursday 10th March 2022.

Peter joined NSW Fire Brigades in February 1980 and served until his resignation in September 1999.



Funeral details will be updated in FR360 once advised.

The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of
current serving Station Officer Morgan COOK AFSM, (7471), 
formerly of the FRNSW Fire Investigation & Research Unit, 
on Tuesday 8th March 2022.

Morgan joined NSW Fire Brigades in September 1989 and served until his resignation in August 1995. Morgan then rejoined NSW Fire Brigades in February 1996 and served until his passing. Morgan served at numerous locations including City of Sydney, Eastwood, The Rocks, Crows Nest and Sydney Comms before moving to Fire Investigation & Research. Morgan was 53 years old.

Morgan’s family, wife Jane and children Laura, Ben and Jack have requested if any FRNSW members have photographs of Morgan that could be used at the funeral service could they please email directly to SF Timothy Garrett : timothy.garrett@fire.nsw.gov.au

Funeral
Friday, March 25th 2022 at 1030am
Macquarie Park Crematorium
Plassey Rd, Macquarie Park

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

Dress code is : Summer dress uniform, Peak Cap, Tie and medals.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of
 Retired Firefighter Colin John COFFEY
formerly of (465) Station Trangie, 
on Thursday 17th February 2022.

Colin joined NSW Fire Brigades in June 1974 and served until his retirement in October 1980. 

A funeral service will be held on 
Friday February 25 
at 2pmSt Carthage Catholic Church97
 Dandaloo St, 
Trangie


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Firefighter Greg KELLY (6548),
 formerly of 027 Station Parramatta.

Funeral details will be updated in FR360 once advised.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Station Officer James Thomas DENNIS (2283),
formerly of (14) Station Ashfield, 
on Friday 11th February 2022.

Tom joined NSW Fire Brigades in April 1957 and served until his retirement in April 1980. He was aged 90.

A funeral service will be held on Monday February 21
St Pauls Catholic Church
40 Buckleys Rd, Winston Hills, NSW



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Captain Peter QUINN AFSM (474001), 
formerly of 474 Station Unanderra, on Sunday 13th February 2022.

Peter is the father of current serving Senior Firefighter Gareth QUIN (9055) of 277 Station Dapto.

Funeral details
The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
48 Princes Hwy Unanderra
Monday 21ST February, 1pm.
Followed by a burial at Lakeside Memorial Park Kanahooka

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:
Summer Dress Uniform - Peak Cap, Tie and Medals



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Captain Roy “Locky” HARVEY (494005), 
formerly of 494 Station Wentworth, 
on Wednesday 26th January 2022.

Locky served 45 years as a member of 494 Station Wentworth, with 29 of those years as Captain, until his retirement on 29 March 2019.

A Graveside Service will be held as follows:
Saturday, 05 February 2022 at 10:30 hours
Wentworth Lawn Cemetery
West Street
Wentworth NSW 2648

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 
Former Firefighter Robert RAMSAY
formerly of 302 Station Glen Innes, 
on Wednesday 26th January 2022.

Robert joined the NSW Fire Brigades in November 1988 and served until January 2003.

A Graveside Service will be held as follows:
Tuesday, 1st February 2022 at 14:30 hours
Glen Innes Cemetery
Remembrance Drive
Glen Innes NSW 2370

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 Senior Firefighter Geoff ROSE (6974), 
formerly of Sydney Comms, 
on Thursday 27th January 2022.

Geoff joined the NSW Fire Brigades in 1989 and served until his retirement in 2010.

Funeral details will be updated in FR360 once advised.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of
 current serving Firefighter Mark AGLIO (520303), 
formerly of the 357 Station Lambton, 
on Thursday 27th January 2022.

Mark, also a current serving member of the NSW Police Force, joined the NSW Fire Brigades in 2003 
and served at both 357 Station Lambton and 344 Station Kearsley. 

Funeral details will be updated in FR360 once advised.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Engine Keeper Ken GRAHAM (506002), 
formerly of the 506 Station Wee Waa, 
on Tuesday 18th January 2022. 

Ken joined the NSW Fire Brigades in January 1967 and served until his retirement in January 1997. 

A Graveside Service will be held as follows:
Saturday, 29 January 2022 at 10:00 hours
Wee Waa Cemetery
Culgoora Road
Wee Waa NSW 2388

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 Brian WICKENS (3822), 
formerly of the Fire Prevention Department, 
on Tuesday 10th January 2022.

Brian joined the NSW Fire Brigades in 1967 and served until his retirement on 14 November 2002.

A Memorial Service will be held as follows:
Tuesday, 25 January 2022 at 11:30 hours
Celeste Cottage – Endeavour and Botany Bay Rooms
Woronora Memorial Park
120 – 122 Linden Street
Sutherland NSW 2232

Members may attend in uniform.
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 Paul FRAZER (343027), 
formerly of 343 Station Katoomba, 
on Saturday 8th January 2022.

Paul joined the NSW Fire Brigades on 15 November 1976 and served until his retirement on 28 January 2018.

A Mass of Christian Burial for the Repose of his Soul will be held as follows:
Tuesday, 18 January 2022 at 09:00 hours
St Canice’s Catholic Church
158 Katoomba Street
Katoomba NSW 2780

After mass, a private family interment will take place.

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 Captain David 'Max' NIXON AFSM (205002), 
formerly of 205 Station Armidale, 
on Wednesday 22nd December 2021.

Max passed unexpectedly at home, late of Toormina, aged 86. 

A Funeral Service has already been held.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Firefighter William BENNETT (2505), 
formerly of 086 Station Penrith, 
on Tuesday January 4, 2022.

William joined NSW Fire Brigades in July 1958 and served until his retirement in April 1992.

Funeral details will be updated in FR360 once advised.