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 
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.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Deputy Captain John KENNEDY Snr (266007), 
formerly of 266 Station Cootamundra, 
on 28th of December 2021.

John joined NSW Fire Brigades in November 1973 and served until his retirement in 1988. He was aged 82.

A graveside service will be held at the Cootamundra Lawn Cemetery on Wednesday January 12, at 2pm.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired District Officer Bryan BOOKER (2709), 
formerly of 001 Station City of Sydney, on Sunday 26 December 2021.

Bryan joined the NSW Fire Brigades in June 1960 and retired in July 1991.


A Funeral Service will be held as follows:
Wednesday, 05 January 2022 at 14:00 hours
Rookwood Memorial Gardens & Crematorium
Memorial Avenue
Rookwood NSW 2141

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 Senior Firefighter Jason WHITFIELD (8616), 
formerly of 101 Station Bonnyrigg Heights 
on Saturday 18th December 2021, following a long illness.

Jason joined the NSW Fire Brigades in 2003. He passed aged 52.

A Funeral Service will be held as follows:
Thursday, 30 December 2021 at 12:00 hours
St. Paul’s Catholic Church
26 John Street
Camden NSW 2570

Members who are unable to attend are welcome to join the service via;
https://jummedia.com.au/live/jason-neil-whitfield/

Members may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour.
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 Firefighter Greg LANSDOWNE (5969), 
formerly of 292 Station Doyalson, 
on Saturday 18th December 2021. 

Greg joined the NSW Fire Brigades in January 1983 and served until his retirement in October 2011

A Funeral Service will be held as follows:
Thursday, 30 December 2021 at 11:30 hours
Hillside Chapel
Palmdale Lawn Cemetery and Memorial Park
Palmdale Road
Palmdale NSW 2258

Members may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour.
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 Firefighter David William CAVANAGH (3884), 
formerly of 006 Station Mona Vale, 
on Friday 10 December 2021.

David joined NSW Fire Brigades in October 1967 and served until his retirement in August 1979.

A Funeral service was held on Tuesday December 14.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Deputy Chief Officer Warwick “Buck” ROGERS (1457), 
on Monday 06 December 2021.

Buck joined the NSW Fire Brigades on 01 February 1952 and retired on 
22 October 1989, after 37 years’ service. He passed aged 92.

A Funeral Service will be held as follows:
Wednesday, 15 December 2021 at 10:00 hours
St. Peter’s Anglican Church
207 Peats Ferry Road
Hornsby NSW 2077

Members who are unable to attend are welcome to join the service via;
https://www.albertmeyer.com.au/live-streaming/client/?nid=32cb5c35-df84-4f6e-ba56-afb8fab2cb78

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

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 Station Officer William “Bill” KENNEWELL (2889), 
formerly of 064 Station Lakemba, 
on Tuesday 30 November 2021.

Bill joined the NSW Fire Brigades in July 1961 and retired after 37 years of service, in October 1998.

A Funeral Service will be held as follows:
Wednesday, 08 December 2021 at 10:00 hours
Castlebrook Memorial Gardens
Windsor Road
Rouse Hill NSW 2155

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 Area Administration Officer Ms Frances Connon (29188), 
formerly of Metropolitan West 3 Zone Office, 
on Friday 19th November 2021.

Frances joined NSW Fire Brigades in February 1980 and worked with MW3 until her retirement in July 2007.

A Funeral Service will be held as follows:
Friday, 10 December 2021 at 10:00 hours
St. Aidan’s Anglican Church
2 Hat Hill Road
Blackheath NSW 2785

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 Firefighter John GILBERT (444011), 
of 444 Station Singleton, 
on Monday November 29, 2021.

John joined NSW Fire Brigades in October 1981.

A funeral service will be held:
Wednesday 8 December 2021 at 1100 hours
Singleton Anglican Church
40 High Street Singleton

Uniform will be Summer dress uniform with peak caps, ties and medals

Information from the Funeral Directors in relation to COVID restrictions:
100 Persons will be allowed inside the church.
Room for additional people on the Church grounds.
All attendees at the service must be double vaccinated.
Unvaccinated persons must remain outside of the Church grounds.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Captain Barry WHATMAN (385001), 
formerly of (385) Station Moss Vale, 
on Monday 15th November 2021.

Barry joined NSW Fire Brigades in August 1965 and served until his retirement in March 1999.

Funeral details will be updated in FR360 once advised.



We have received the following information regarding the passing of Elaine ROGERS, the wife of 
former Deputy Chief Officer Warwick (Buck) Rogers 
who passed away suddenly on 16 October, 2021 aged 93.

A memorial service for the late Elaine Joyce Rogers (formerly of Old Berowra Rd Hornsby) is to be held at 
St Peters Anglican Church, 
207 Peats Ferry Rd, Hornsby
 at 10.30 am on Thursday 18th November. 

This will be to celebrate the life of Elaine - wife of Warwick (Buck) Rogers
 and mother of Lynette (dec’d), Robyn, Bruce, Craig, Brett and Dana,
 and grandmother and great-grandmother.

Family and friends are invited to attend and then join the family for refreshments 
after the service at Asquith Bowling Club, 1 Lodge St, Hornsby. 

The service will also be live streamed for those who are unable to attend. Details to follow.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Senior Firefighter David PROUST (7157), 
formerly of 351 Station Doyalson, 
on Wednesday 20th October 2021.

He joined NSW Fire Brigades in 1992 and served until his retirement in June 2019.

Dave is the father of Senior Firefighter Anthony Proust, 65 Station, Qualified Firefighter James Proust, 55 Station, 
and Firefighter Peter Proust, 30 Station.

Funeral Service will be held as follows:
Monday, 08 November 2021 at 11:00 hours
Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church
165 Serpentine Road
Terrigal NSW 2260

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. 
As capacity limits are in force, only fully vaccinated persons may attend the service.

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



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Mr Peter RATH AM, former Director General of the NSW Fire Brigades, 
on Wednesday 20th October 2021.

Mr Rath was appointed as President of the Board of Fire Commissioners in 1986 and served in that position until 1990.

In 1990 he oversaw the transition of the NSW Fire Brigades from a Statutory Authority, under a Board, to a NSW Government Department under a Director General. He was appointed as the first Director General in 1990 and served in the position until 1994.

During his tenure as Director, he introduced significant reforms the Brigades, the most significant being the restructure of the Executive Administrative Management and Executive Operational Command structure of the NSW Fire Brigades which resulted in the amalgamation of the offices of Director General and Chief Officer into the Office of Commissioner under a single Commissioner.

Mr Rath retired as Director General of the NSW Fire Brigades in 1994 following the appointment of Vice Admiral Ian Mac Dougall AC AFSM as the first Commissioner.

Mr Rath was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 1995 Queens Birthday Honours in recognition of his Public Service particularly through the NSW Fire Brigades.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy.

A Funeral Service will be held as follows:
Friday, 29 October 2021 at 10:15 hours
Macquarie Park Cemetery – Palm Chapel
Cnr Delhi and Plassey Roads
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 
Retired Firefighter Raymond GAFFNEY (452018), 
formerly of 452 Station Tamworth, 
on Thursday 14th October 2021. 

Raymond joined NSW Fire Brigades in March 1987 and served until his retirement in September 2009.

 A funeral will be held on Monday October 25,10.30am at
 St Nicholas Church, 
Cnr Marius & White Streets, 
Tamworth.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Senior Firefighter Ronald DRUMMOND (2146), 
formerly of 260 Station Newcastle, 
on Sunday 10th October 2021.

Ronald joined NSW Fire Brigades in June 1956 and retired in January 1987.

A funeral service will be held at 
Belmont Pettigrew Funeral Home,
 Friday October 15 at 12:30 pm.

Members may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour, at the rear of the funeral home, 
so as not to impact upon allowable numbers at the service.

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



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
current serving Community Diversity Officer David WEIR (30100), 
formerly of Community Engagement Unit, 
on Wednesday 22nd September 2021.

Dave joined the MFB on 07 February 1986 before commencing with FRNSW on 11 April 2005. 
He is the father of Qualified Firefighter Jacqueline Weir and father in-law to Qualified Firefighter Geoffrey Kanagaratnam 
and Qualified Firefighter Karouna Micheal. 
Dave passed aged 58.

A Funeral Service will be held as follows:
Monday, 11 October 2021 at 11:00 hours
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
48 – 50 Park Road
Bulli NSW 2516

Members who are unable to attend are welcome to join the service via;
https://jummedia.com.au/live/david-anthony-weir/

To submit a message of condolence, visit online Condolence Book

Dave’s family have requested a donation be made, in lieu of flowers, to https://www.supportstvincents.com.au/ways-to-give/donate/. Please select “Heart Lung Innovation Fund” as your chosen recipient. 

Members may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour,
remaining on the southern side of Park Rd, so as not to impact upon allowable numbers at the service.
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 Firefighter Mark HARPER (7632), 
formerly of 462 Station Mayfield West, 
on Thursday 18 September 2021.

Mark joined NSW Fire Brigades on 1st February 1985 and served until his retirement on 3rd July 2017.

Funeral details will be updated in FR360 once advised.

To submit a message of condolence, visit online condolence book



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
retired Captain William BULLER
formerly of 202 Station Abermain, 
on Wednesday 15th September 2021.

William’s funeral service will be live streamed this Wednesday, 22nd September 2021 at 1330hrs 
on the following link: https://youtu.be/iRfsngQj3I8

To submit a message of condolence, visit online Condolence Book



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Former Firefighter Andrew James REID (402040), 
formerly of 402 Station Nelson Bay, 
on Sunday 12th September 2021.

Andrew joined FRNSW in October 2001 and served until June 2004. He was aged 58.

Funeral details will be updated in FR360 once advised.

To submit a message of condolence visit, online condolence book



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
former Firefighter George JONES
formerly of 256 Station Cobar, 
on Sunday 15th August 2021.

George joined the NSW Fire Brigades in 1971 and served until his resignation in 1985.

A Funeral Service will be held as follows:
Thursday, 26 August 2021 at 13:00 hours
Orange City General Cemetery
253 Lone Pine Avenue
Orange NSW 2800

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, numbers are limited. Members are welcome to join the service via;
https:///www.facebook.com/groups/579155403104695/?ref=share

To submit a message of condolence, visit online Condolence Book



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Deputy Captain Lindsay HAY (459036), 
formerly of 459 Station Terrigal, on Sunday 15th August 2021.

Lindsay joined NSW Fire Brigades in June 1993 and served until his retirement in August 2011.
Lindsay is the father of current serving firefighter SF Stuart Hay attached to 304 Station, Gosford.

Funeral details will be updated in FR360 once advised

To submit a message of condolence, visit online Condolence Form



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of current serving 
Station Officer Terence 'Terry' QUINNELL (7235),
 formerly of 434 Station Hamlyn Terrace, 
on Sunday 8th August 2021.

A Funeral Service will be held as follows:
Friday, 20th August 2021 at 10:30 hours
St. Mary Mackillop Catholic Church - Warnervale
91 Sparks Road
Woongarrah NSW 2259

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, numbers are limited. Members are welcome to join the service via;
https://www.FuneralVideo.com.au/TerryQuinnell

To submit a message of condolence, visit online Condolence Book

Members in attendance must comply with current COVID-19 restrictions 
and may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour, should one be required.

Dress Code:
Winter Dress Uniform - Galatea, Peak Cap, Tie and Medals



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Firefighter Ron HOLDER (266003), 
formerly of 266 Station Cootamundra, 
on Wednesday, 4th August 2021, aged 87 years. 

Ron joined NSW Fire Brigades in November 1956 and served for forty years until his retirement in 1996.

 Funeral details will be updated in FR360 once advised.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Inspector Kenneth 'Kenny' GREENHALGH (5263), 
formerly of South 3 Zone Office Wollongong, 
on Saturday 7th August 2021, whilst holidaying with his wife Jenny in Bundaberg, Queensland. 

Kenny joined NSW Fire Brigades in September 1976 and served until his retirement in September 2005. 
He passed aged 66. 

A Funeral Service will be held as follows:
Friday, 20 August 2021 at 13:00 hours
Gregson & Weight Funeral Directors
202 Eumundi-Noosa Road
Noosaville QLD 4566

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this is a private service. Members are welcome to join the service via;
https://www.gregsonweight.com.au/live-streaming/client/?nid=d06e1105-4eb2-49e7-a9da-c8a90e54631a

To submit a message of condolence, visit online Condolence Form



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.