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 Retain Firefighter Donald (Donny) WATTERS 301031 on the 20th Sep 2017 
formerly of 301 Glenbrook Fire Station. Service Dates : 01/07/1995 - 31/05/2003.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Date: Monday 25th of September 2017;
Time: 13:00 hours;
Location: Emu Plains Anglican Church
26 Short St Emu Plains

A tribute register has been set up @ http://grace.etributes.com.au/etributes/donald-watters/funeral/

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour should one be required.

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



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Station Officer Merton Walter Langford COOKE (618), 
formerly of No 3 Station The Rocks (B pltn) on 16 September 2017.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Tuesday
26 September 2017
14:00 hours
The Rose Chapel
Palmdale Cemetery
57 Palmdale Road, Palmdale NSW 2258.

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour should one be required.

Dress Code: Dress uniform (without Galatea), Peak Cap, Tie & Ribbons.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
FRNSW Bandsman, Noel DRUERY.
 Noel passed away at his home on Monday morning after a long battle with illness. 
Noel had been a member of the Band for 35 years, playing Euphonium
 and serving as a committee member for much of that time,
 making significant contributions, particularly in relation to the organising of tours in the 80's and 90's.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Date: Monday the 25th of September 2017;
Time: 10:15 hours;
Location: Northern Suburbs Crematorium, North Chapel
199 Delhi Rd,
North Ryde
NSW 2113

Following the funeral there will be a musical tribute to Noel, 
being held at the Salvation Army, Johnston Street, Chatswood at 1130am.

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour should one be required.

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



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Station Officer John DAVIES (2926), 
formerly of Berowra and Burwood Fire Stations on 17 September 2017.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Friday
22 September 2017
9.00am
North Chapel
Forrest Lawn Memorial Park
Camden Valley Way, Leppington.

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour should one be required.

Dress Code: Dress uniform without Galatea, Peak Cap, Tie & Ribbons.

The service will be followed by light refreshments at the Community Hall, Macarthur Village, 2 Hyde Parade Campbelltown.

John’s son and daughter-in-law (Craig & Robin), grandson (James) and nephew (Brett) are current Firefighters.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retained Firefighter Gregory JOLLEY 
of Wentworth earlier this week.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Wentworth Lawn Cemetery.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
10am Graveside Service

Senior Chaplin Mr Lyndsay Smith will be conducting the service and 
it will be followed by refreshments (sausage sandwiches) at the Wentworth Rowing Club.

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

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



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Former Retained Firefighter, 207004 Engine Keeper Joachim "Joe" HESSENBERGER, 
formerly of 207 Albion Park Rail Fire Station who passed away on Friday 8th September, 2017, after a long illness. 
Joe Hessenberger is the father of Captain Rachel Hessenberger from Albion Park. 

A funeral service will be held as follows:
At the Hessenberger residence,
32 Terry St. Albion Park,
Wednesday 13th September, at 2pm.



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Retained Firefighter Neville J QUINLAN (278004)
formerly of 278 Station Deniliquin on 4 September 2017.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Tuesday
12 September 2017
1300 hours
Riverina Funerals Chapel
453 Halfluer Street, Deniliquin
then proceeding to Deniliquin Lawn Cemetery.

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour should one be required.

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



We regret to advise of the passing of
Retired Senior Firefighter Albert James (baked bean Bertie) LOVERIDGE (1561)
formerly of 35stn on 7/09/2017 at St. George Hospital.

A Celebration of life ceremony including the scattering of ashes will occur:

Monday 25th September 2017
1200 hours
Georges River Sailing Club
Sanoi Avenue, Dolls Point

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 Graeme KERR (2988) 
formerly of the D Platoon Darlinghurst Fire Station and 
Headquarters B Platoon Fire Station on 25th August 2017.

Funeral
Date: Thursday 07 September 2017;
Time: 11:00 hours;
Location: South Chapel
Botany Crematorium
12 Military Road, BOTANY NSW 2036

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour should one be required.

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



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
7811 Retired Firefighter Hugh LAMBERT,
 formerly of 17 Stn Drummoyne on Wednesday 15th August 2017.

A Celebration of Hugh’s life will be held:
Saturday
26th August 2017
892 Sandy Bay Road,
Hobart, Tasmania

Attending members are requested to contact Sian on 0447 646 619 or RSVP at : Sian.Jarrett@bigpond.com



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired Retained Captain Max ECCLESTON
formerly of 266 Station Cootamundra on 18 August 2017. 

Max served for over 21 years and retired on 12/09/1991.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Thursday
24 August 2017
1400 hours
Anglian Church on corner of Thompson and Bourke Streets Cootamundra.

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour should one be required.

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



The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of
Retired Inspector Walter 'Wally' PARSONS
formerly of the State Training College on Wednesday 9th August 2017.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Wednesday 16th August 2017
at 1230 hours
St Andrew’s Uniting Church
Turramurra NSW

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour should one be required.

Dress Code: Dress uniform without Galatea, Peak Cap, Tie & Ribbons


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of
Retired Station Officer 5447 William (Bill) McCARTHY
formerly of 14 Station Ashfield on 6th August 2017.
Bill passed away after a battle with brain cancer.

Funeral
Monday, 14th August 2017 
at 1130 hours
Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park
12 Military Rd, Matraville, NSW, 2036 (Ph. 9661 5655)

Please contact Tim McCarthy (Bill’s son) on 0418 448 329 for any details.


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of
266009 Retired Retained Firefighter Robert KING
formerly of 266 Station Cootamundra on 31st July, 2017.  

A funeral service will be held as follows:

Tuesday the 8th of August 2017

14:00 hours
at the Anglican Church
Corner of Bourke and Thompson Streets
Cootamundra NSW


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of
461025 Retained Firefighter Stephen “Mark” CUMMINS
from 269 Station Corrimal on 2nd August, 2017.

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Monday 7th August 2017
14:00 hours
Northern Illawarra Uniting Church
Cnr Princes Hwy & Point St
Bulli NSW

 Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour should one be required

 Dress Code:  Winter dress uniform, Peak cap, Tie & Ribbons


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of
Retired Retained Firefighter Jack FRANKLIN
formerly of 079 Station Ingleburn on the 23rd July 2017.
The funeral for Retired Retained Firefighter Franklin was held on 2nd August 2017


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of
Retired Retained Firefighter Keith PATERSON (405007)
formerly of 405 Station Nowra on 22nd July 2017.  

A funeral service will be held as follows:
Thursday 3rd August 2017
11:00 hours
The Chapel
The Shoalhaven Memorial Gardens & Lawn Cemetery
Worrigee Road Worrigee NSW

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour should one be required.

Dress Code: Dress uniform without galatea, Peak Cap, Tie & Ribbons


We have received information of the passing of Fay SELBY on the 24th July 2017.
Fay was the wife of the late retired Station Officer Alan Selby

 A funeral service will be held as follows:
Thursday 3rd August 2017
1030 hours
Guardian Funerals
First Avenue & Sunnyholt Road Blacktown


We have received information of the passing of 
2357 S.F Rowley HOLDER on the 14th of July 2017.

No other details are available.


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of
Retired Retained Firefighter Max CORBY (271013)
formerly of 271 Station Crookwell on 27th June 2017.

A grave side service will be held as follows:
Tuesday 11th July 2017
14:00 hours
Crookwell Cemetery
Crookwell NSW

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour should one be required.

Dress Code: Dress uniform without Galatea, Peak Cap, Tie & Ribbons


A funeral service for Retired Senior Firefighter 1224 Joseph James Francis (JJ) SMITH was held on Friday 16th June 2017.


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of
Retired Retained Firefighter Alfred James HARDMAN
formerly of 381 Station Moree on Monday 19th June 2017.

 A funeral service will be held as follows:
Friday  23rd June 2017
1300 hours
All Saints Anglican Church
101 Boston Street Moree

Brigade members attending may attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour should one be required.

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


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of
Chris FRASER (29615) retired,
 formerly a Transport Assistant in Fleet Operations and Championships.

There will be no funeral for Chris Fraser as per his request.
Cards can be sent to 43 Lakkari Street, Coutts Crossing NSW 2460.


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 
Retired District Officer 2091 Kevin MURRAY
on Saturday 3rd June 2017

Kevin was a resident of Victoria, but always made the effort to attend our Annual Luncheon.

Funeral details will be distributed as they become available.