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John EDWARDS (8/2005):

  • Passed away in August. John did not join our Group, but was well-known from his time at Head Office. He was an economist, lived at Ashfield, and spent some time at Macquarie Bank. John was single and very interested in cricket. He was active in the Ashfield Catholic Club.

  • David Cowper spoke of John at the September 2005 meeting - he was in the Chief Accountant's department, a hard worker on whom one could rely for difficult assignments, very social.

Ian FAIRJONES (2/2012)

  • Darryl Semmler advised: I only read it myself in the herald this morning and have not really spoken to him for 5-6years but I am a little in shock and will attend his funeral on tuesday.

  • Ken Ryan advised: I knew him but havent seen him for years.

Les FARRAND (2005)

  • Passed away in 2005. Les had only in recent months joined our Group. He lived over Greenwich way I think. Les spent a lot of time in HO (Bill Dept?) he was also on the relieving Staff for many years.   (7/05)

  • Noel Crowley spoke of him at the September 2005 meeting. He joined the bank on 8/3/1920 at Cowra and was married to Paula.

  • Les was born on 0/3/1920 and joined the Bank at Cowra and retired from Head Office Overseas on  10/04/1980. During the intervening period he saw service at Wingham, Bogan Gate, Werris Creek, Haymarket, Stock Exchange, Lane Cove, and Broadway.   During World War II he saw service in the RAAF – a “Fly Boy” – as a Wireless Operator/ Rear Gunner.  
    Once he retired he did “lots of travelling” – his widow, Paula – says he had a good retirement and travelled extensively within Australia.   Although Paula is not a CBC office she is the daughter of a banker – Bank of Australasia Ltd – and she tells us that her father had said if she or her sister married a “banker” he would shoot them, although she is unsure if he meant the proposed husband or the daughter. As her father had passed away before she married, she never did find out which one he meant!

Denis FINSELBACH (14/10/2008)

  • Kerri Kleidon advised: It is with great sadness that I advise that Denis Finselbach passed away in the early hours of today (Tues 14 October).  His funeral service will be held next Monday at noon at the Buderim Crematorium.

Ian FLOYD (7/2/2012)

  • John Hutchieson advised on 7th February 2012 "I have some more sad news that I would like you to pass on to the CBC faithful. Ian floyd passed away this morning at home. Cause of death is unknown at this stage as an autopsy is to be carried out.  Apparently his son heard him fall in the bathroom early this morning and found him with a bad cut on the head from a fall. May have had a heart attack. Naturally brother John is quite upset. Notices regarding the funeral may not appear in the press until next week after the autopsy. There will be a lot of ex bankers who will remember both Ian and John the boys from Ouyen, particularly those who were around in the 60's and 70's."

Reginald Clarence FORD (14/10/2008)

  • 1916 / 1917 born
    1934 R C Ford joined CBCofS Lismore
    1936 to Queensland
    1940s 4 years in Army
    NSW relieving staff
    married Meg
    Manager 1954 Quilpie, 1956 Stanthorpe, 1959 Rockhampton
    Sub-Inspector Queensland
    Assistant Inspector HO
    1970 Divisional Mgr Melbourne
    19750801 Insce & Banking Record lists R C Ford Divisional Mgr Victoria
    19770108 R C Ford Div Mgr Vic retired to play bowls golf & do some fishing (19770701 Current Accounts Pg 79)
    19840227 died at hospital aged 67.
    (19840301 SMH Death & Funeral Notice)
    late of Port Macquarie formerly of Mount Albert Melbourne
    husband of Meg, brother of Bill, Betty & Colin
    19840302 funeral Northern Suburbs Crematorium

Graham Patterson FOULCHER (17/12/1999)

  • John Beer advised that Graham Foulcher's death notice was in the Sydney Morning Herald dated 19/12/1999.  He was late of Crescent Head, and formerly of Rose Bay.

Jack GARDNER (18/10/1973)

  • Jack deceased following a heart attack at Surfers Paradise (Auditor previously Relieving Manager)

  • His wife Doris died on 14/7/2008.

Wal GEORGE (10/12/2004):

  • Passed away 10th December 2004 aged 86 years and late of Collaroy.  Alan Low spoke of when he joined the bank in 1937 and met Wal as a junior.

Doug GIBSON's wife passed away (8/05)

Judith GORDON (22/8/2014)

  • Mike Hook advised: Alan rang this morning 23/8/2014 to say that Judy died yesterday.  She has been battling cancer for 2 years.  Very keen attendees, & she always was putting on a happy & interested attitude. She was born 12th July 1935.

John GORRIE (2/12/2005):

  • John died from prostate cancer aged 68years, leaving wife Marion, 4 children, and 11 grandchildren.
    John started in the bank at the age of 15 yrs at Grafton NSW. Some other branches he worked at in NSW were  Belligen, Canowindra, Carcoar, Yass and Coonamble.  He moved to Perth WA in 1973 to open Midland Branch where he stayed until 1986 when he left and opened up a second hand shop, which was very successful. He then opened a Pawn Broking Shop which he built up and it has become the largest of its kind in Perth. It is now run by his wife Marion and family. Marion is doing well she says she misses John terribly but she sounded happy and positive on the phone and she said her family keep her going and she was very busy at work.
    (This Obituary is by courtesy of Harry (the Broker) and Christine Deacon. Thank you Harry and Christine)

Mary GRACIE (9/2008)

  • Kerri Kleidon advises: "I've had a phone call today to say a Mary Gracie has died and she is being buried out at St George, Q on Friday.  Now her name is familiar to me, and apparently she did work in Sydney.  She was 77 years old. 

  • John Ness remembers Mary working at Head Office in the 1960s.  She was a very nice person.

Leo William GREGSON (15/4/2008):

  • Kevin Meyer advises: Leo's death announcement in the SMH 20/4/08. Funeral at Northern Suburbs Crematorium on Monday at 11.45. I shall be there!!  Leo iwas for many years secretary of CBC Retireds and I think the first Secretary of NAB Retireds. He is also the father of Sandra Ross of 2GB  gardening show.

  • John Beer advises:  Leo lived in Alexandria above the branch and was later Manager Ashfield, then Director Fernleigh Castle Training College.
    Manager Sydney University, Senior Auditor, Regional Manager Sydney North Western Suburbs
    Retired to Wamberal in 1983.  Passed away 15 April 2008 aged 86
    Leo's father JWK Gregson, his son Steven William, and his wife's sister Cheryl Harrison were all CBC officers.  See Family Connections for details.

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