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 Retained Firefighter 450012 Leonard SMITH 
formally of 450 Saratoga Fire Station (commenced Nov 1985 - retired 17 Nov 2017) 
passed away 23/11/17. 

Funeral details to be advised.


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Firefighter 4930 Sean MOORE
formally of 27 Stn, 65 Stn and Appliance Training (commenced 6 July 1973 - retired 02 Oct 2003) 
passed away 21/11/17.

Funeral details to be advised when they become available.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Deputy Captain Stephen (Garry) LAMBKIN (254017), 
formerly of 254 Cessnock Fire Station on 6 November 2017.

A Funeral service will be held:
Monday
13 November 2017
1000 Hours
St Johnís Anglican Church 
Wescott Street,
Cessnock NSW
Followed by internment in the Lawn Cemetery at Aberdare.

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 
Retired Retained Firefighter Mark CRONIN (364018), 
formerly of 364 Lithgow West Fire Station on 4 November 2017.

Funeral details
Monday 13th November 2017 at 1330 hrs
St Patrick's Catholic Church
Mort Street, Lithgow, NSW

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour.

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



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Retained Firefighter Ron BENTLEY
formerly of 441 Sawtell Fire Station last week.

A private family cremation was conducted this afternoon and a public memorial service will occur on:
Friday
10 November 2017
1500 hours
Lyle Rose Park
Forth Avenue, Sawtell (opposite the RSL Club).

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 
Retained Firefighter 341015 Scott ANLEZARK 
formerly of 341 Kariong and 505 Wyong 
on Sunday 22/10/17.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Monday 30th October 2017.
10:00 am.
McKay Family Funerals, Ourimbah.

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour.



Dress Code: Summer Dress uniform, Peak Cap, Tie & Ribbons
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Retained Captain 252001 John TOWERS
of 252 Carrington on Friday 20th October 2017 
aged 88 after a short illness.
 John was appointed to the Brigade on the 15/12/52 and resigned 31/3/91.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
The Chapel,
Harris Street Wallsend
Monday 30th October 2017
0930am.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be forwarded to NSW Volunteer Firefighters.

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour.

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


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Senior Firefighter John SCHOLES (5996)
formerly of 75 Berowra Fire Station on 19 October 2017, 
after a long battle with an illness.

Johnís wife says the family will be conducting a private funeral.


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retained Firefighter Peter HOUSLER (488005)
formally of 488 Shellharbour earlier this week.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Friday 20th October at 2:30pm
Hanson & Cole
634 Northcliffe Dr, Kembla Grange NSW 2526

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour.

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



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of
Retired Captain Albert DOUST (270001) 
formerly of 270 Station Cowra earlier this week. 
Albert was appointment to the Brigade 01/04/1956, appointed as Captain 05/08/1981 
and resigned 31/10/1990. 

Details of a funeral service to follow when they become available.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
3015 Retired Firefighter Robert Hugh WHYBRO
on the 3rd October 2017, 
formerly of Stanmore Fire Station 20/9/88. 
Father of Mark and Phillip Whybro.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Friday 6th October at 1130 am
Mackay Family Funerals
249 Pacific Highway
Ourimbah

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour.

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