Officers Club Inc.
representing Officers and families of
The Commercial Banking Company of Sydney Limited
and its subsidiaries & affiliates.




Deceased - B

Kenneth Rutherford (Ken) BAIN (8/11/2011)

  • Rowan Raymond-Jones advised on 9th November 2011: Sadly I have to inform you that we have lost another Member. Ken Bain passed away yesterday, 8th November, after a short illness and his funeral will probably be early next week at Palmdale Lawn Cemetery & Memorial Park. His wife Norma tells me that even though it is to be a family funeral, his friends are most welcome. Details will be in the Central Coast Express, probably this Friday.
    My thanks to Joe Judd for bringing Kenís passing to my attention.

  • John Beer advised:
    1938 born
    1954 approx joined CBC Bank
    1961 married Norman Worthington; Susan Ailen Bain born
    1965 twins born :- Anthony Kenneth Bain and Karen Lucille Bain
    Kenneth had long career with CBC Bank which in 19811001 merged with NBA to form NAB
    short illness
    2011-11-08 died
    2011-11-15 funeral at Hillside Chapel, Palmdale Lawn Cemetery

Joyce Irene "Joy" BAKER (17/6/2013)

  • David James advised: I notice in todayís SMH (22/6/13) that a Joyce Baker has died. I am fairly sure that she was in the bank. I took her place in Wauchope in 1945 & she went to Bowraville. In later years she was at Elizabeth Street.
    Joyce was late of Coffs Harbour.

RSR "Dick" BALCOMB (4/1/2012)

  • Rowan Raymond-Jones advised: Dickís many friends will be saddened to learn of his death this morning. Even an hour or so beforehand he was in good spirits and pleased to talk with friends. I expect his funeral will be arranged for next Tuesday but we have no details yet.  My thanks to David James and Ian Holston for this information.

Philip John BARRY (9/2/2008)

  • Phil Barry's death notice was in the SMH 12 February 2008:-
    2008 February 9 aged 63 years, late of Balgowlah.  Requiem Mass was held at St Kieran's Catholic Church, Condamine St Manly Vale on Thursday 14 February 2008.

  • Nothing was a problem for Phil. John Webb indicated he had had kidney problems for past 30 years plus and, for the last 7 or 8 he had drive himself to hospital for dialysis. His funeral was on 20/02/2008

Brian BARTLEY (21/1/2012)

  • Just to let you Brian Bartley died 21st January 2012. He had been unwell for sometime and recently his body just started to close down and he had a heart attack. The funeral is Monday 30th January 2012. Harry and Rob Hendrie will go to the service and I expect there will be some other X CBC people there.
    Kind Regards Christine Deacon (W.A.).

  • 1968 June CBC Audit Clerks appointed were Cliff A Hinton, Brian J Bartley & John Beer.
    Brian was transferred to WA where he was Manager of a suburban branch.
    c2000 he had left the Bank & was something like a financial planner.
    c2009 he had lost use of his legs.
    20120121 he died of heart attack.
    20120131 funeral.
    Info on death from Christine Deacon, wife of Harry Deacon WA who was CBC Audit Clerk, supplied by John Beer.

  • VALE: B.J (Brian Bartley) ex CBC Gosnells; from NABREC WA March 2012 newsletter:
    On January 30th, 2012 a good gathering of our Members attended the funeral at Karrakatta, of our above esteemed
    colleague who died on January 21st. Brian formerly of the CBC , transferred from New South Wales before
    amalgamation, was aged 67 and has had indifferent health for some two years or more. It was pleasing to see
    his passing was acknowledged in WA, despite being far from his home state.
    Born in Liverpool, NSW, the family moved to Campbelltown where on completion of his schooling in 1960 he
    joined the CBC there. He made good progress through the ranks at a number of local Branches and was
    transferred to the CBC Fremantle WA as the Accountant in 1972. Came 1975 Brian was married to a fellow
    worker, Robin, in the CBC, also from NSW.
    A year later Brian was appointed to Manager of the CBC Gosnells, followed by similar appointments to
    Rockingham and Armadale. After the amalgamation he commenced as Commercial Business Manager at Murray St
    in 1990 then after a short period on the relieving staff he retired in 1993.
    Family wise the Bartleyís had a son, James but unfortunately the marriage terminated in the early eighties.
    However at a later date Brian was fortunate to team up with a school teacher, Beatrice Mills, whom Iím indebted
    to for the information. In retirement Brian resumed in the work force as a Financial Consultant with a local firm
    and indulged in travelling when time would allow.
    Members will remember Brian as one of the hard core workers of the era, quiet and unassuming. He was sports
    minded particularly cricket and loved his rose garden.
    Our sincere condolences are extended to son, James, his family and to Beatrice in their sad loss. R F T

Jim BELL (2005)

  • Bell James Livingstone passed away 2005
    1937 April 1 Jim joined the Bank.  1937 April Mr Broad, Chief Staff Officer advised him to report to Royal Exchange Branch then to Homebush and other areas
    1940 Jim joined AIF for 6 years
    1946 Mr Broad was still in the chair upon Jim's return to the Bank.  1946 Jim was sent to North Sydney then to Young and other areas of the state including Warren as Accountant from where he went to Gulargambone
    1963 Jim was Manager Gulargambone then to Manager Charlestown 1970s Manager Moss Vale 1980 Jim retired from Moss Vale branch to Bundanoon
    1997 Jim's dear wife passed away.
    2005 Jim Sharp spoke about Jim Bell at the June meeting. He first met Jim when he was Manager at Charlestown and Jim was at Hamilton. He again met Jim at Bundanoon where he retired too. Jim was very much involved with Legacy at Moss Vale, but he did not always enjoy the best of health

Gloria  BERNASCONI (24/5/2009)

  • Noel was Manager Dubbo

  • Gloria Joy nee Fisher widow of Noel N Bernasconi. Gloria died 24 May 2009 aged 86.
    Funeral 12th June 2009 Fri 3pm South Chapel Northern Suburbs Crematorium North Ryde
    Died suddenly and unexpectedly at home in Mosman NSW aged 86
    formerly of Inghan Q, Ballina and Dubbo.

Geoffrey BOOTH (24/4/2017)

  • Geoff joined the bank on 11/1/1954 and left in 1970.
    According to the information we have he joined at Lane Cove then Grenfell, Nyngan, Windsor, Head Office Overseas department, Royal Exchange and Spit Junction branches followed.


  • Kevin Meyer spoke about Geoff Border, who passed away in Queensland a week before the June meeting.

  • Ken Foulcher was very sorry to read of the death of Geoff Border. Geoff Border, Jim Hickey and myself were Managers at Charleville, Cunnamulla and Quilpie respectively in the early 70ís (Little New South Wales !!!! as it was known in those days).  Geoff and I saw a great deal of each other in the 4 years we were in those 2 branches and on special occasions we used to play bowls together in Charleville.  Geoff was transferred to Cowra in July í74 when I was also transferred at the same time to Murwillumbah. 

Stanley BOTTRILL (25/5/2010)

  • John Hitchcock advised: "I wish to report the death of Stanley (Stan) Bottrill last Tuesday - 25th May.
    I believe that he was in his mid to late 80's & was living at Mosman in a retirement home at the time of his demise.

Reginald BOUSFIELD (1/4/2008)

  • Chris Rush was advised by NAB Staff club that Reginald BOUSFIELD ex CBC Messenger Staff retired in 1976 passed away on the 1st April, 2008.

John BOWDEN (27/6/2017)

  • David Wyndham sent this message to Ann and members: 
    On behalf of the CBC Officers Club please accept our deepest sympathies on John's passing.
    I knew him well when he was in Personnel Department and he was a very loyal and long time supporter of the club.
    We was a popular man and all members will miss him.
    We have sent out a note to members advising them of the funeral arrangements and have asked those members to support you and the Family at this very difficult time.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Sir Geoffrey BOWEN (26/2/2012)

  • Rowan Raymond-Jones advised: Sadly I have to inform you that Sir Geoffrey passed away on Sunday night 26th February, just four months short of his centenary which would have been on 23rd June. His son Phillip advises that a Memorial Service will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday 6/3/2012 at St Johnís Anglican Church, Cnr Pacific Highway and St Johnís Avenue Gordon.

Evelyn Madge BOYLAN 18/4/2017)

  • John Beer advised that Madge (nee Gilchrist) was born in 1923, lived at Blaxland then  Rhodes.  She was the wife of Bill Boylan who wsas manager at Paddington in 1971 and who died in 1975.

Heather BROADBENT (14/1/2008)

  • Passed away 14/1/08.

C. Roy BROWN (26/9/2010)

  • John Beer  sighted SMH 28 Sep 2010 Pg 18:
    Retired from CBC Bank late of Epping
    Died 26 Sep 2010, Aged 90.
    husband of Sadie Margaret, father & father in law of Meg & Frank, Ian & Zanette, Bill & Karen, Maureen & Paul,
    St John's Anglican Church Chapman Av & Beecroft Rd 2pm 30 Sep 2010.
    See also Family Connections.

Col R BRAY (7/2005)

  • Col died in July 2005 aged 85 years.  He had been living at Port Macquarie at the time of his demise.

  • Graham Foulcher was very sorry to read of the death of Col Bray. Whilst I was at Picton I saw a great deal of Col until he moved to the Port Macquarie area.  His father (late Roy Bray) was my Dadís (Roy Foulcher) first boss when Dad first joined the Bank as a Junior in Head Office (Local Exchanges Dept. in those days.

Paul Temple BROWN (31/8/2015)

  • Margaret Smith (also a former CBC employee at St Leonards Centre) advised "Iím writing to let you know that my father, Paul Temple Brown (7.8.1923-31.8.2015), died last week.  He was able to live at home until a fall in May this year hospitalised him with a broken pelvis. He moved into an aged care centre, ďCarramarĒ, in Stanthorpe, at the end of June.  He was very excited to celebrate his 92nd birthday in early August.  He died peacefully last Monday, surrounded by all his family. We held a quiet, lovely funeral service on Friday at the local funeral parlour.  Dad was a very proud, loyal employee of the CBC Bank and enjoyed your newsletters. My mother, Veda, also reads them and asks if she could continue to receive them."

  • John Beer advised that Paul was formerly of Beecroft and late of Stanthorpe, Qld.  He was manager Walcha and Bourke and Regional Lending Manager NSW.  Dearly loved by Wife Veda. Children Margaret, David, Ross and Mark.  Grandchildren Jessica and David, Sebastian, Genevieve, Alexander and Stephanie, Krystal, Alycia and Simone, Anthony and Zoe, and Great-grandchildren Hamish and Austen.

Don BULLIVANT (22/9/2014)

  • Life Member Don Bullivant passed away on Monday evening at Royal North Shore Hospital. Tests recently disclosed the presence of a brain tumour and further tests showed he had advanced lung cancer but up to then nobody was aware he had any such problems.
    Don was not a smoker but loved walking/bush walking and ate a healthy diet so itís not surprising this has come as a shock to everybody.

  • David Jobson wrote: Gee, that news of Donís passing was a real shock. It made me sit back a bit today with a strong coffee and remember some really good social and work times with him back in the 70s.
    In late 1969 early 1970 the Sydney proof department was set up as part of Clearings Branch, Sydney in the old Head Office, seventh floor I think. I worked there when Don was Manager Clearings Branch and in charge of a very large combined staff of Proof and Centralised Posting sections. They were fairly drama filled days those early times in Clearings, as many of the old staffers of the centralised branches would remember. Missing vouchers and listing tapes, RNLs and LNRs flooded the branches and Error Correction Unit (ECU). We worked hard with odd shift hours in Proof but through it all we had fun times and under Donís direction managed to set up a very good department, eventually moving across to St Leonards Centre a couple of years later where the units continued.
    Don Bullivant was a very calm and approachable man who had the knack of sorting out most of our problems, be they work related or social. A great bloke who will be sorely missed by family and friends.  Rest in Peace Don.

John Terry BURGESS (27/7/1937 - 4/10/2017)

  • Ian Burgess said: I write with a heavy heart to inform the Club of the passing of my father John Terry Burgess. Dad had been ill for a long time and his condition declined significantly in the last six weeks or so. He died peacefully at home surrounded by family and the magnificent carers at his retirement village.  Dad worked in the bank for over 40 years and was a proud CBC man to the end. He worked in various locations across country NSW including Deniliquin, Muswellbrook, Nyngan, Albury , Mudgee and Nowra before accepting the Manager's position at Grifffith in the mid 1970's. He then moved to Inverell for a stretch before relocating to Armidale in mid 1981 where he stayed for over eight years. His last years with the NAB were in Regional Office at Tamworth where he and my mother retired.  Dad had a long involvement in the Scouting movement, providing significant service as the Regional Property Officer which was acknowledged by the Association. He was also an active Rotarian with the Tamworth First Light Club and was heavily involved in the Club's Bowel Scan program and Golf Trip fundraisers and wrote the Club's 20th Anniversary history. He received the Paul Harris Fellowship for his long contribution to the Rotary organisation.  Terry is remembered by his wife, Patti, two sons, David and Ian and their wives, Kate and Bernadette. He is also remembered by his grandchildren, who he took great pride in and joy from: Zac, Zara, Olivia, Patrick and Elizabeth.   We will miss his good humor and wise counsel but have beautiful memories of a life well lived.


Robert (Bob) BUTCHER (7/1/2013)

  • It is with great sadness that I advise that Robert (Bob) Butcher passed away suddenly on Monday 7th January 2013 at home.
    His death was greatly unexpected and leaves behind Ruth his wife and 2 adult sons Craig and Travis
    Robert worked in State Securities in the CBC and NAB having retired 9 years ago after 40 years of service in the Bank.  Advised by Steve Polgar via Gwen McBeth.

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