Glyn Ewart IRVING (5/8/2015)
Our thanks to Audrey Irving for advising that Glyn had passed away. She said he loved his banking career which started in Brisbane Office.
When Glyn graduated from school he commenced a life-long banking career with the ‘C.B.C. He attended Albert Street Methodist Church on Sundays where his Dad sang in the choir. He spoke fondly of his early time in the bank where there were no adding machines and one of Glyn’s jobs was to make the ink for the day: No biros or computers in those days.
He was called up to National Service and spent 4 months at Wacol in Signals as he had a strong clear voice. He always maintained that Australia should bring back National Service and make it compulsory for all young people to build responsibility and respect.
Romance came into his life when Audrey Foley moved to Brisbane in 1957 to do Teacher Training and they met at the Church’s popular Sunday Night program. Glyn was transferred to Charleville and lots of letter writing and long car drives to Kingaroy kept the romance going. The marriage between Audrey and Glyn took place on 23rd September 1961:
Glyn and Audrey settled in Surfers Paradise Where he started his lifelong interest in Share Trading, as one of the bank’s customers was a broker. Audrey was teaching at Surfer’s Paradise School but on 15th April 1963, Jennifer was born at Southport hospital.
The move to Woodenbong came a few weeks later. Audrey and Glyn started playing golf together at the Woodenbong Golf course the greens were fenced to keep the cattle out as it was a cattle reserve. They enjoyed playing golf together throughout their married life. Anita was born on 16th February 1966.
With 2 small children they moved to Raymond Terrace. Church was always an important part of family life and the minister there had 7 preaching places to cover. As Glyn and Audrey had a local Preachers certificate they often took a service at the little country churches. They continued contributing to local church communities with joy and passion.
The next move was to Gilgandra. Glyn was an accountant here and enjoyed the Apex Club and playing tennis in places like Curban and on the farm tennis courts. Glyn went to the banks Accountants School in Sydney’s ‘Fernleigh Castle’ and some of the other bankers from that course are here today and Glyn often shared fond memories of this time.
2 years later the family were off to Grafton. Glyn and bank joined in the Jacaranda Festival activities where the staff dressed up and decorated the bank in exotic themes. After 2 years he was appointed manager of Aberdeen branch. Glyn loved being a manager, building the branch up in customer numbers and becoming involved in the community. He even tried a hand at Treasurer of RSL and lawn bowls club.
After 3 years Glyn was appointed to Wellington NSW Branch where they stayed 9 years. He had 8 hotels banking with him and he helped set up the Chinese Restaurant where we had regular Friday night meals. Rotary became an interest here and he loved the role of sergeant of arms and being in charge of the weekly jokes. Thank goodness for Readers Digest!
The next move was Wee Waa, a small town with a busy branch in the heart of the cotton country. His last move (the 9th one since marrying) was to a double branch of Culcairn and Walla Walla near Albury. Glyn retired in 1991 and Audrey & Glyn headed off on one of many world travelling adventures in 1992. Their first trip was for 6 months exploring Europe by train and visiting Jennifer who was living in Sweden. They also visited Anita and Rodney many times in England where 2 of their 4 children were born. It has been special for Glyn to have his 2 girls and their families back in Australia. He was so proud of his four grandchildren and all their achievements and always wanted what was best for them in life.’
Jenny ISSELL (1/2012)
Sad to report the death of Jenny Issell, wife of Doug. Jenny was only 63 and had been fighting cancer for many years.
Funeral is at St Michaels Horsham on Friday at 1pm. Doug spent most of his CBC career in the Victorian country and Port Adelaide.
After his career in the Bank, Doug became secretary of the Natimuk Hospital and I think he remained there until his retirement. Des Akers
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