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Alan CADELL (26/10/2009)

  • Alan's daughter Gillian advised John Ness: "I am writing to let you know that my father passed away at Lady Gowrie Nursing Home at Gordon on 26th October, aged 91.
    It was good to meet you recently and I am only sorry that Dad was not well enough to have caught up with you again. I did tell him that you had moved into Knowlman Avenue (Alan used to live in the same street and maintained prized Camellias) and as always, he was interest to hear any news of former CBC colleagues.  Dad's father was in the CBC and so our family have had a long association with the bank.  Would you please advise the CBC Officers Club of Dad's death - O know how much he enjoyed reading the newsletter over the last few years, even though he was not able to attend any functions.  Sincerely, Gillian Tunstall."

Caryl Yeats CALCOTT nee Souter (22/3/2015)

  • John Beer advised: Caryl was born 1934/1935.
    lived at Sydney, Moree, Canberra Highland Park Qld
    Joined CBC c. 1950 / 1951 CBC Marrickville; worked at CBC Marrickville. Followed her father to Moree and Canberra.
    Worked at CBC Moree. Worked at CBC Canberra Office. left c. 1970
    Died 2015-03-22 age 80 after short illness caused by exposure to asbestos; Illness reduced weight to 40kg.        

  • Bill Calcott (William G) joined NBA c. 1946,  Left c. 1990
    Married Caryl Yeats Souter who worked in CBC Canberra Office. 
    Bill was friend of CBC's Harry Hamilton. Bill knew many CBC Canberra staff. Bill said CBC was so much larger than NBA Canberra.
    In Canberra Caryl married Bill (William G) Callcott who worked in NBA. 
    Lived in house in Canberra that had fluffy insulation in ceiling. 
    Bill & Caryl when in Canberra had sons Scott and Chase. Mother & mother in law of Scott and Lola, and Chase & Rae. Nanna to Hamilton and McKenzie. Sister of Janine Deceased and Duncan. 

Mac CAMERON (12/3/08)

  • Des Akers reports: Some of the boys up your way may like to know that a well known CBC man, Mac Cameron died here in Melbourne on 12 March.  Mac was just on 95 and retired from the Bank around 1973. At that time he held the position of Divisional Manager Central and was respected by all his peers and his troops.  Mac served in the RAF in Europe in WW2 as a Navigator on Catalina Flying Boats.  He would be well known to people like Les Firman.

Alan CAMPBELL (9/2/1930 - 20/10/2020)

  • Paul CAMPBELL advised: My uncle Alan Campbell was borne on the 9th February 1930 in Townsville Qld and passed away peacefully aged 90 on the 20th October 2020. Alan had not been well for some time and had recently moved to a nursing home in Nambour Qld where he died.  Alan is survived by his wife Peg, still living at home in Flaxton (Sunshine Coast). Alan spent his entire working life with the CBC bank commencing his career in Qld where he managed several branches including Innisfail before transferring to Sydney where  he also managed branches, including Castlereagh and Hunter Streets, prior to retirement back to Qld in the early 80s. Several of Alan's family including Brian Campbell, Terry Campbell, Peter Campbell and myself were also employed with the CBC.

  • Ross CLARKE  In the late 70’s I was appointed Accountant at Castlereagh & Hunter Streets and Alan was my Manager. In my few  years there, I found Alan to be a great Mentor and leader. He was a kind and considerate man, firm when required, but always fair and approachable but had a knack of detecting if one of his staff had a problem (personal or business related) and was never too busy to take him or her aside and talk things through. In those days, I think we had a staff of around 20 and I never heard anyone complain about working with Alan, in fact the opposite was the norm.  I know he, like many others, felt disappointment when the merger came along but in typical fashion, he motivated us, and never complained. RIP Alan, I and many others were proud to know you.

  • Kerri KLEIDON Late of Flaxton, Sunshine Coast, Alan was my Manager at Castlereagh & Hunter Streets.  Henry Thorne was Assistant Manager and John Gransden was Assistant Accountant mid to late 70s.  Alan is the brother of the late Brian Campbell and uncle of the late Terry Campbell. 

Brian Errol CAMPBELL (10/3/2019)

  • Late of Yeronga, Brisbane. Passed away peacefully 10th March, 2019. Aged 92 Years.

  • Kerri Kleidon advised: Brian was the CBC Chief Manager Qld in  late 70s.  His son Terry worked in the Bank in Sydney, and his brother Alan was my Manager at Castlereagh & Hunter Sts Sydney.

Ian CAMPBELL (9/2013)

  • John Beer advised of CBC Officer Ian Campbell's death from heart attack age 74.

  • Ian was brother of Alistair Audit Clerk then Relieving Manager then Manager Pennant Hills
    Ian was Accountant Griffith then Manager Gulgong and Bowraville
    Ian & Alistair were sons of Roy Campbell.

  • Roy Campbell, was employed by CBC at Grafton (with Jim Harborne). Manager Tottenham then retired as Mgr Scone to Port Macquarie
    Roy's brother Evan was Manager Bundarra then Relieving Manager

Terry CAMPBELL (31/5/1952 - 16/1/2020)

  • John Beer advised of Terry's death notice in the Courier-Mail.  A celebration of Terry's life will be held on Thursday 23rd January, 2020 at 4pm followed by vinos under the mango tree. The Grandview Room Hillstone St Lucia.  Please consider a donation to the MND and Me Foundation in lieu of flowers.  President Wayne Linnert stated "I worked with Terry in 1973 at Castlereagh & Hunter Sts. He did like a drink, as we love did in those days, so a few vines under the mango tree seems apt."

Rae CARMAN (12/12/2010):

  • Passed away peacefully on Monday, December 13, 2010. Late of Galston.
    Loved and loving wife of George. Loving mother of Robyn, Ross, Shelley and their spouses.
    Adored Gran to Carly, Briana, Todd, Rebecca, Sarah, Natalie and Melissa.
    So dearly loved, so sadly missed.
    A Thanksgiving Service for RAE will be Celebrated at Epping Presbyterian Church, corner of Bridge and Rawson Streets,
    Epping, on Wednesday (December 15, 2010), commencing at 2 p.m.   Privately Cremated.

Frederick George CARPENTER (10/10/1991)

  • 1925 joined CBC Head Office, then worked at Coonamble & country branches
    1935 Inverell with Fred Royer where Fred Carpenter married Phyllis Dorothy Beer from Gunnedah
    1944 January son Malcolm born at Strathfield
    1949 Petersham
    1952 Accountant Kingsford
    1955 to HO then 1956 joined staff of CBC Savings Bank HO
    1959-0602 Fred helped John Beer join CBC at Tamworth
    He was Oficer-in-Charge Safe Custody Locked Boxes at HO basement and Bonds & Debentures
    1971-0708 Fred retired to his Strathfield home
    Fred was active in CBC Retired Officers Club
    1975 approx Fred sold Strathfield home & bought house at Castle Hill
    1982 approx Fred sold Castle Hill & moved to live with son Malcolm at Narromine
    1991-1010 Fred died at Narromine age 83. 19911014 SMH
    20010921 Phyllis Dorothy Carpenter died at Narromine age 90, survived by son Malcolm & daughter-in-law Lyn & 2 grandchildren & one grandchild.

Pat CERNY (12/3/2021)

  • Pat's brother Paul Sinclair informed that she died on 12th March after a short illness and her funeral is at a chapel at a cemetery in Davidson.

David CHOICE (12/1/2006):

  • David passed away suddenly on 12th January 2006
    David worked in the CBC for around 10 years prior to resigning to work with ABN AMRO.  He was a brother of Peter Choice, who is one of our members.

Geordie CLACHERS (6/9/2007)

  • Chris Rush reported the death of George Cooper CLACHERS on 6th Sept.
  • CLACHERS, George Cooper. 6 September, 2007. The Sydney Morning Herald Monday, 10 September 2007:
    Son of Henry King Clachers and Janet Lamont Cooper (both deceased); brother of Bruce (deceased) and Jan Melissari; brother-in-law of Lee Melissari and Alan and Stephen Perrim; father-in-law to John Zappia; "Geordie" to former wife Julie Perrim; dad of Heather Zappia; uncle to Daniel, Robert, Kim, Bruce, Ben, Grace, Jesse and Josiah; Poppie to Rose, Joshua, Daniel and Levi. We love you and will miss you.
  • Julie Perrim, George's former wife, advises “After CBC, Geordie, worked for Taxation Dept in Sydney and Parramatta. Later he worked for Concord Council. In the early years he followed his beloved “North Sydney” football team, but later changing to West Tigers. He loved all his children and grandchildren.”  PS. My first job was with National Bank of Australasia, 340-342 George St., Sydney which later joined with CBC to become the NAB.

Barbara CLARK (wife of Colin Clark)  (1/1/2019)

  • David Wyndham advised: It is with great regret that we advise the passing of Barbara Clark, wife of our long time member, Colin Clark, on 1st January, 2019.
    Barbara had been ill for some time.
    Funeral arrangements are as follows:  Saturday 5th January 11:00a.m. at Innes Garden Memorial Park, Phillip Charles Drive PORT MACQUARIE.
    We have written to Colin and the Family to express our deepest sympathies on her passing.  Those members who are able are requested to support Colin and the Family at this sad time.


  • Rowan Raymond-Jones advised members on 4/1/2014: So early in the new year we have bad news for all the many friends of David Graham CLARK.  His wife Norma has advised us of his passing and mentioned the following notice in today’s Sydney Morning Herald:    “Beloved and loving husband of Norma.  Loved and loving father of John, Peter, Alison and Paul, father-in-law, grandfather and  great-grandfather of their families.    A service was held in St Alban’s Anglican Church, Tryon Road, Lindfield on Friday 10th January 2014 at 2.00 pm.”  David had been unwell for some time and was at Neringah Hospital, Wahroonga, when he passed away. 

  • Eulogy for David Clark at Lindfield on Friday 10th January, 2014 by Richard Nott:

    For people like David Clark and many in this congregation who spent the majority of their career with one organisation, the work bonds are long and true. In fact, these people spend more waking hours with each other than with their families, and even retirement can be a wrench when it happens let alone when one leaves us permanently. David had a lot of friends in the CBC and later the nab bank. One of the down-sides of living a long life to almost 90 is that many of these friends have left the stage already, and Ray and myself are a poor substitute for these people. Our sentiments of course are the same as those that have echoed across the years.

    I worked with David initially at Casino on the north coast in 1959 where he was the accountant and I a struggling teller, probably the worst the branch ever had. Despite this, David was a tolerant, understanding and encouraging leader, even when the manager Ted Lamborn would bark out instructions such as "have you balanced exchange account yet young fella?" ever after that time whenever I met David I would greet him with the same question much to his delight. In the 1970's we were both in the hr department in Sydney and there he became an important part of the bank's support administration which was the cement that bound the efficiency of these types of businesses together. After he retired I would bump into him regularly at the Gordon shops or the blood testing centre. He would invariably open the conversation with a comment on the Australian stock exchange and I think he really was a frustrated stock broker rather than being a banker. He always asked me for share tips, and I always answered with the same comment: "my dear David, the first thing to do when buying stocks is to check the register and if my name is there, don't buy them!" he was always gracious and enjoyed male black humour.

    When someone close to us dies it is a beastly time, even when they live to almost 90 as did David. It is never long enough. All of us experience this anxiety and we, David's colleagues, send our affection to his family as they journey through this dark night of the soul. I take great comfort from the message of sages down through the years that help us through this little while of wretchedness and loss. I leave you with two of these messages that help me in saying au revoir.

    Jesus said to his disciples 'in a little while you will not see me and again in a little while, you will see me, because I am going to the father" some of his disciples asked amongst themselves "what does he mean in a little while we will not see him and again in a little while we will see him and he says it is because he is going to the father? We do not know what he means. " Jesus knew that they wished to question him and he said "I said, a little while and i will not see you and again in a little while i will see you because i am going to the father. Is this what you are asking amongst yourselves? I am telling you the truth. Now you are sad, but the world will rejoice and your grief will be turned into joy. A woman when she is about to give birth is sad because her hour of delivery has come, but after the birth she remembers no more the anguish for joy that a child has been born into the world. That is how it is with

    You. Now you are sad, but I will see you again and your hearts will be filled with a gladness that no one can ever take from you". That is the great promise and foundation to our Christian faith that we have received the priceless gift of eternal life and in our own time we will not only be reconciled with god but with those whom we love; not for a little while, and not for a long while, but for all the while.

    How do we know this is true? It requires faith and hope, instinctive in the underlying affection that the message brings and I think of those exhortations from the great psalms of David. "He hath set me up in a place of pasture. He hath brought me up on the waters of refreshment." in pastures-green? No, not always. Sometimes he who knoweth best, in kindness, leadeth me in weary ways where heavy shadows weave, out of the sunshine fair and bright, into darkest night. I oft would faint with sorrow and of fright, only for this - I know that he holds my hand. So whether in a green or desert land, i trust him though i do not understand. And by still-waters? No, not always. Oft times the heavy tempests blow and awe my soul the waves and billows blow. But when the storm beats loudest and I cry aloud for help, the master whispers to my soul "Lo, it is I. Beyond this tempest lies the perfect day. In every path of thine I lead the way." So whether on the hilltop high and fair I dwell, or in the sunless valley where the shadows lie, what matter, he is there , yea, more than this, where ere he leads, he gives me no helpless broken reed, but his own hand, sufficient for my need. So where he leads, I can safely go, and in the blessed hereafter I shall know why, in his wisdom, he has loved me so.

    Dear David Clark, we leave you with that wonderful hebrew beatitude "mizpah" that means "may the lord watch between thee and me until our next happy meeting"

  • Summary of points mentioned in Eulogy for David Clark at Lindfield on Friday 10th January, 2014 by Ray Knight:
    3 score years and 10 is a very good life.  David Clark attained 4 score years and 10 and then some - a wonderful life.  His mind was a sharp as a tack.
    David the Banker joined CBC at his home town of Morpeth in the late 1930s.  He was in the Army for a year and then in the Air Force, City of Perth Squadron which was soon to be deployed out of Darwin . Darwin had 64 air raids and 1100 bombs. Ninety bombs were dropped on Katherine, yet he survived .

    After the war David returned to the Relieving Staff serving at numerous branches from Cobar to Delegate; Toowoomba to Quilpie by the sea.
    He was then appointed an Inspector's Clerk at Head Office where he met Norma.  She too was a seasoned CBC Banker having spent 5 years at Armidale then to Bathurst and Sydney University branch.  Norma became the typist for Eric McIntyre at Head Office and they were married for 57 years.

    Following their marriage David was appointed Accountant at Casino for 3 years, manager Tabulam for 2 1/2 years, manager Temora for 5 1/2 years.  He had a rapport with rural people, and had numerous community jobs as country bankers those days always did.
    His next transfer was to the Share Department at Head Office and the Staff Department where he was in charge of the Officers' Provident Fund.
    Following the NAB merger he retired after 45 years in the bank.
    He was active in the CBC RSL Subdivision, the Cricket Team and running at the Sports Days.  He was also a savvy investor and stock market advisor.
    David attended retired officers functions until a few months ago.
    We wish him well - we will remember him.

Helen CLARK (nee Wall)  (31/5/2014)

  • Pat Thorp advised: Helen ,widow of Ross (decd) ex General Manager passed away in the Sydney Adventist Hospital on 31 May 2014 at the age of 91 years.  The funeral is at Pymble Uniting Church 2pm Friday 6th June. Helen (nee Wall) had worked in the Head Office typist’s pool before marrying .


  • John McIlveen was saddened to learn of the passing of Bob Clement and Ted Hallman.  John worked with Bob at Albury branch during the late 1950’s and knew Ted during his Nowra days and later at the quarterly luncheons.

Thomas (Tom) William CLEMENT

  • It is with deep regret that we advise the passing of Tom who was a Life Member of our Club.
    Funeral Service will be held in the East Chapel, Rookwood Memorial Gardens and Crematorium, Memorial Avenue, Rookwood on Monday, 1 July 2019 commencing at 11.15am.
       Wayne Linnert,  President

  • John Gall wrote: I was very saddened to hear of Tom's passing and it brought back many great memories of the era in the CBC Banks Cricket Team which played in the City and Suburban Cricket Association ,circa 1956/57/58 when Tom and I were the Opening Bowlers for the team and Vic Martin was our Captain for some of those years.
    I went on to play grade cricket with Cumberland at Parramatta after 1958  for many years and Tom continued in the Bank's team.
    I must say that I have not seen  Tom for many years but he seems to have had a very good innings being born in 1928.

  • Ian Holston wrote: Tom was a supporter of the CBC Golden Oldies Cricket Club since its inception in 1995.  He and his late wife Pat attended a number of the Club's functions.
    Known affectionately to many of his old CBC cricketing colleagues as "Luther" ( the old Mandrake character)  because of his baldness.
    Tom was an outstanding bowler for the Bank and in many of the towns where he played cricket.
    It was appropriate that he once managed Bowral Branch the home of the Bradman Museum and where he retired and lived there for many years, one could imagine him wandering around to the Bradman Oval to watch many games. He attended Don Bradman's Memorial Service at Bowral in 2001.

CBC Cricket Statistics:
Was 4th in the CBC Cricket Club's History Bowling statistics. with 462 wickets. Scored 877 runs in 8 seasons with the Bank in the City & Suburban Cricket Association's competition.
Played several Test Matches against the Bank of New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground. In the 1952/53 Test Match he captured 8 wickets for 37 runs.
He won the Club's Bowling Award in the 1958/59 season with 92 wickets at an average of  8.11. This was the second highest number of wickets taken in a season in the club's history. John Gall holds the record with 96 wickets.
He played representative cricket for the City & Suburban Cricket Team against the Teachers Union in 1957/58  and 1958/59 seasons. Members of the Teachers team included Australian Test players Brian Booth and Peter Philpott. Playing for the Association's team in  1957/58 against the NSW Cricket Team (1st X1) he captured 5 wickets .
In Victoria during their annual Country Week matches  in February 1961 playing for Rutherglen against Horsham he captured 6 wickets for 6 runs.
Well played Tom Clement.

John Cecil George CLULOW (28/10/2008)    Sally CLULOW (2/12/2008)

  • 2nd December 2008 Clulow Sarah Irene "Sally" widow of Clulow John Cecil George died aged 86, late of Merewether (Newcastle Herald 4/12/08) within weeks of her husband.

  • Harold Wood and Geoff  Chapman advised that JCG Clulow , late of Merewether, passed away 28th October 2008 aged 85 years.Service to be held The Chapel Harris Street Wallsend 1/11/2008 commencing at For further information Pettigrew Family Funerals  4951 1166

  • John Hughes  described him as a "good old CBC man".

  • John Roberts advised: John was a good bloke and I believe that he hasn’t been well for yonks.
    I will be in contact with Sally in the near future.  I spoke to JCG some time ago on the phone and he didn’t sound very well at that time!
    I opened Belmont Branch and received instructions from the Divisional Inspector while I was at H.O. supposedly to be instructed in the opening of a Branch that I should contact JCG who was then Accountant at Newcastle Branch and let him know that although I was younger and had been selected to open Belmont, that he shouldn’t be too concerned because he was more or less next on the list and would be very happy with his promotion.
    In due course I gave him the message and JCG opened Mayfield Branch which had been an agency and therefore would have been a better business than Belmont.

    I used to drive from Belmont into Newcastle to either drop off unwanted cash or pick up wanted cash every week with Elizabeth Rees, after Belmont got cracking and of course I would liaise with JCG and Chester Kenyon,(who was Assistant Accountant) because the then Manager whose name I can’t remember was usually busy.
    We had both been in the Air Force in the UK (where he met Sally) and I can well remember those days when both JCG and Jim Sharp would arrive at Belmont to pick me up and then we would go down to Gosford to get Harry Brook and his offsider (Accountant) ? Smith and then we would head off for Sydney and to the CBC RSL Sub-Branch for the monthly meeting at Head Office. Following that we would get half full before going to Central to catch the last train back to Gosford and then home! I always wondered what would have happened and where we would have finished up if we had gone to sleep on the train and missed the Gosford stop.
              Geoff  Chapman advises: Just thought you may like a copy of the service programme from John's funeral today. A number of old CBC people were there including Mike Freidman, Allan Roth, Ron Armstrong, Billy Butler, John Bowden, Kim Schonberger (alias Mrs Hamburger!!).


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