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Warwick LAING (16/7/2016)

I advise that Club member Warwick Laing passed away yesterday 16th July, resulting from a stroke suffered a fortnight ago. 
This was advised to me by his widow. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.
If desired confirmation and funeral details may be obtained (Tomorrow PM) from his widow Judith on 02 6766 3440
Judith is also a Club member.
Geoff Chapman

Fred LAIRD (4/9/2010)

  • Des Akers advised: Sorry to advise that Fred passed away on Saturday evening, 4th Sept after a long battle with Cancer. 

Raymond Joseph (Joe) LAMB (7/10/2018)

  • Mark Pickard provided an extract from Clarence Valley Independent 17th Oct 2018  Joe Lamb  of Yamba, passed away 7th of Oct aged 86 years,  , Dearly loved husband of Betty, Loved father of Tony and Christopher decd.  Joe Lamb was a good bank officer, good footballer, a good bowler and family man. He was MATE  to his friends.

Vern LARSEN (17/2/2012)

  • Kerri Kleidon advised she received a phone message from Joy Larsen, telling her that Vern had passed away. Vern had a massive stroke on 14 Feb, and died on Fri 17 Feb. His death notice is in today's (Sat 25 Feb) Courier Mail. There won't be a Funeral, but Joy is having a gathering at their complex in late March.  Vern worked in the CBC in WA in the early 70s, then came back to Qld and was on relief staff. He was 84 years old.

Harold LEE

  • Born 1926/7

  • 1940 joined CBCofS at Tottenham

  • 1940 to Mascot then many metro & country branches including
    Maroubra Newtown Blayney Richmond Manly

  • 1942 RAAF

  • 1946 HO then Oberon, Moss Vale, Newtown, Sydney Uni, Rose Bay

  • 1953 HO Audit staff

  • 1956 Auditor till 1959 whilst Auditing Brewarrina was sent

  • 1959 to open Goodooga

  • 1961 January Current Accounts Pg 47 Marriages: Ailsa Perry (HO) to Harold Lee (Goodooga)

  • 1961 or later Auditor

  • 1963 opened Ulladulla branch

  • 1964 Asst Superintendent CBC Savings Bank

  • 1965 Staff Officer

  • 1970 Chief Staff Manager

  • 1971 CM Queensland

  • 1972 & 1977 was Chairman ABA Queensland.

  • 1977 Queen's Jubilee for services to ABA Queensland

  • 1977 Assistant General Manager Eastern

  • Heavily involved with introduction & development of Regional Banking .

  • Retired to Queensland about the time the merger came into effect.

  • His wife Ailsa passed away November 2006

  • LEE Harold Funeral notice 27APR2008 Death 81 late of Chermside Courier Mail (Brisbane) 30APR2008
    Probate notice 31MAY2008 Publication late of Chermside Courier Mail (Brisbane) 31MAY2008
    Obituary 24NOV1999 Publication (born 03MAY1916 Darlinghurst) Daily Telegraph (Sydney) 24NOV1999

Norm LEESON ( 28/8/2008)

  • Kerri Kleidon report: I have just been advised that Norm Leeson died in his sleep last Thurs (28/8), and his funeral will be on Fri (5/9) at 2.00pm at West Chapel, Mt Thompson.
    Norm was firstly an ex-CBC officer and also had the honour of processing the first transaction in the NAB on 1 Jan 1983 at the Ipswich Jamboree.

Colin Anderson LIGHT ( 12/2012)

  • Col took ill (pancreatitis) back in August and got pretty knocked around by the treatment. He didn’t really get over it and despite the medical forecasts of an eminent passing, Col fought on until nearly Christmas, when he died peacefully at home. (He was waiting on a grandson’s visit and if you knew Col you’d know there was no way he was going to succumb until after that boy arrived from USA).  Having in mind the time of year, and an impending family birthday (24/12), the family have opted for a private family cremation and placed a notice to that effect in yesterday’s (26/12) Sydney Morning Herald. My thanks to Fred Harvison for bringing this to our attention.

Henry "Roger" Skinner LINDSAY

  • January 2019 Michael Lindsay advised Dad died on 20th December 2081 after an 18 month battle with Leukaemia.  He was 85.
    When he retired he was manager of Macquarie University Branch.
    He joined the Bank in Wagga in 1950.  His father Robert Lindsay was the Manager.
    I know he worked in these branches:
    Bondi Junction,
    Royal Exchange
    Moss Vale
    Accountant Coffs Harbour
    Accountant Murwillumbah 1964 to 1968
    Manager Belmont 1968 to 1972
    Manager Mona Vale 1972 to ?Manager Macquarie University from where he retired on 24/7/1987
    David Wyndham advised: He was a popular member of the club where he was also a Life Member.
    He will be greatly missed by all members.  We have sent a note expressing our prayers and deepest sympathies to his remaining Family members.

Frederick Allan LOW (31/3/2011)

  • M'Liss, Allan's daughter advised that he passed away.

  • Married Olwen
    1962-3 Manager Wee Waa
    1969 January Current Accounts Pg 28 Qld SM A F Thompson visits Skippy & Allan Low Manager Cunnamulla
    Head Office Lending Manager
    Olwen died
    Father & Father In Law of Allan & Wanda, Megan & Graham, M'Liss & Barry (Dec), Warwick & Maree. Grandpa.
    2011-03-31 died age 90
    Privately cremated.  20110409 Friday SMH Death Notice

  • Kevin Meyer advised that Allan was an ex-Northern Inspector.  He had two sons in the Bank.

  • John Hitchcock advised: He was my Regional Manager in the 80’s when Max Vardy & I were in the Eastern Suburbs.

Frank Raymond LUMLEY (16/1/2013)

  • Rowan Raymond-Jones advised: Sadly, it is my melancholy duty to inform you of the death of Frank Raymond LUMLEY on 16th January. Frank, a Life Member, was born on 3-7-1925 and his many CBC friends will also be saddened to learn of his passing.  His funeral service was in the Northcliffe Chapel of Hansen & Cole, 634 Northcliffe Drive, Kembla Grange on Tuesday 22nd January at 12.00 noon. Frank’s wife Christine passed away some time ago

  • Bruce Wood advised: I first worked with Frank Lumley at the CBC Sydney Royal Easter Show Office in 1967. The Showground Office was then managed by Jack Ford from Double Bay Branch & Frank came from Gloucester Branch. Both of these Managers had a great rural background and thrived in the hospitality of the Bank's rural customers.
    I again worked with Frank in 1977 when I was appointed Officer in Charge Personal Loans Accounting at 515 Pacific Highway St Leonard's. At that time Frank was Manager Instalment Loans Accounting & oversaw me in my new role as well as being involved in the day to activities of the Collections' Area. Frank was also heavily involved with the project team that converted all of the Personal Loans Accounting system from manual records to computerised records on the Honeywell system.
    He was a thorough gentleman who was admired by all and had the respect of all of the junior & senior staff at Consumer Finance. In the years I worked with Frank I never heard him raise his voice once. His door was always open & was prepared to help all staff solve their problems. It is very sad to hear of Frank's passing.

Bert LUSCOMBE (18/1/2009)

  • Bert  was born on 7th March 1908.

  • He died on 18th January 2009.

A.W. (Jim) LUSCOMBE (14/7/2008)

  • Jim was born on 1st February 1906.

  • Died on 14th July 2008 at the age of 102, and cremated at Bowral - notice in SMH 23/7/08. A single man who was  many years ago a good member of our Club.  Advised by Les Cornell and Kevin Meyer.


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