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R.C.G. "Dick" TANDY (28/6/08)

  • Les Cornell has just rung to say R.C.G. (Dick) Tandy passed away in Canberra today.
  • Just a short note from Roy Bloomfield to let you know that one of our old officers passed away yesterday (28/6/2008) after a battle with prostate cancer.  Dick had a long career with the CBC. He last few years with the Bank was on the Relieving staff and the Audit Staff before retiring in 1982.  Dick's funeral will be at St John's Reid (Canberra) tomorrow at 1400 hrs. Thought some of the old CBC'ers may like to know.

  • John Beer advises: Richard Charles Graham Tandy's service is at St John the Baptist Church, Reid on 1st July. No flowers donations to Prostate Cancer Research & Support. Dick was an auditor who joined the bank around 1940, WWII 2/110 A.G.T. Platoon, retired about 1981.

  • Kaye Slack-Smith (nee Marshall) notes: I travelled with Dick to Lithgow Branch many years ago, as his clerk to ascertain how much one of the tellers had stolen by suppressing Savings Bank Deposits!!!!
    In recent years I have had him as a patient in the Canberra Hospital on quite a few occasions, always cheerful and in my roll as an Anglican Chaplain, I was to have many talks with him, and touch on our CBC Bank days. During his last visit he asked me to give all his mates "A Hi!" from him via the Newsletter.  Kaye also sent in this clipping from the Uni of the 3rd Age in Canberra:

    Farewell to a good friend of U3A

    Since our last edition of the Newsletter, a good friend of U3A, Dick Tandy, has died. His name won't be familiar to many because, for as long as he was a member, Dick never attended a class or went to any other of our functions. Not even those designed to say 'thank you' to our volunteers.

    But volunteers who worked in the office certainly knew him. For as long as he was a member, Dick would religiously turn up at Hughes almost every day of the year — an incredible effort — to collect the money and cheques from membership renewals, note who'd paid their subs, then he would do the banking. This took a lot of the work —and pressure — off Warren Turton, our membership secretary, especially at that time of the year when subscriptions were due.

    Dick had his reasons for not undertaking any courses, not the least of which was his health, but almost to the end he refused to 'take it easy', insisting he could still make himself useful.

    In another life, Dick had been both a bank manager and bank auditor so few were better skilled to do this work. A creature of habit, he seldom missed a WW2 Army reunion in Sydney on ANZAC day, enjoying the opportunity to catch up with old colleagues. He loved trains and travelled widely in them, especially the old steam ones, while for several years he was an Explainer in Charge at Questacon when it was based at the old Ainslie Infants School.

    His church meant a lot to Dick too, and it was appropriate that his family and many friends gathered at Canberra's historic St John's, Reid, to say their farewells.        Dorothy Braxton

TEULAN Phillippa Mary Veronica (28/10/2011):

  • John Beer advised Don Scott, retired Manager Internal Audit
    said Phillippa worked for CBC Crows Nest when Bill Mead was Manager
    NABROC membership officer said he worked with Phillippa at Crows Nest whilst C Wulff was Manager of Crows Nest
    NAB Gen Circ advised retired after 16 years service.
    20111101 SMH funeral notice
    20111103 Thu 1030am St Keirans Catholic Church Manly Vale


  • Thacker C H S :-

    • 1880 approx born
      1895 approx joined CBCofS
      CBCofS Annual Reports above is listed as Manager CBCofS:-
      19280630 to 19310630 Candelo
      19320630 to 19330630 Mittagong
      19340630 to19420630 Harden
      19430630 to 19530630 Milton
      19540630 not listed against any location so had he retired age 63 ?
  • John Charles Thacker

    • Geoff Chapman advised Notice which appeared in Great Lakes Advocate of 15/12/2010:
      John Charles THACKER Passed away 3/12/2011
      Dearly beloved husband of Roslyn. Much loved father of Catherine, Peter, Michelle, Kerrilyn, Rowan, Heath and their families
      By family request there will be a private funeral held for John

Edward Anthony "Ted" THOMAS (26/7/1941-1/6/2022)

  • Passed away Monday evening 1st June 2022 at Campbelltown Hospital after a long illness. Funeral details not finalised but may be private.
    Ted left no family, apart from his sister Pam and two brothers. Anyone requiring further information can ring Norm White on 0418442001.
    Wayne Linnert advised: It is with sadness that I advise the passing of Ted who was a Life Member of our Club. Ted passed away at Campbelltown Hospital after a long illness.
    Ted joined the Bank on 17/12/1956 at Granville then worked in several other suburban branches before transferring to Head Office where he worked in International Banking, Relief Staff and Card Services. He retired from the Bank’s Card Services Dept. on 28/02/1997.
    Ted’s funeral service will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Camden Valley Way, Leppington (South Chapel) commencing 11.30am on Wednesday 15 June 2022.
    Anyone wanting further information may contact Norman White on 0418 442 001. I thank Norman White for his notification.
    Our condolences have been extended to Ted’s Brothers, his sister Pam and her husband Norman White, who is also a Life Member of our Club.

  • Frank Maundrell advised: I was sorry to learn of Ted's death.  We worked together at Oxford Street Branch way back in 1961.  It seems so long ago!  Gordon Cowled was Manager and Ken Barker was Accountant.  Ted, John Edwards and myself made up an infamous trio, rotating the various office jobs on a three-monthly basis.  We all got on very well together.
    Co-incidentally, Ted's Brother-in-law, Norm White and his family, lived in the house in Tamworth that I later occupied when I was based there on Relieving staff, much later in my banking career.
    Please extend my condolences to Norm and all Ted's family, on my behalf.


  • Chris Rush advised in September 2008: Have noticed on the missing persons one Kevin THOMSON ex Cammeray. He passed away some time ago

E.A.M. "Trevor" THOMPSON (16/6/2005)

  • (Known as Trevor) passed away on 16th June 05, aged 66 years. Formerly Manager at Bega Branch, his last branch being Narooma he had retired to South West Rocks.  Trevor had bone cancer.

  • Bernie Stewart spoke of Trevor at the September 2005 meeting - he knew him at Moree, he was a likeable fellow who looked after his sick wife.  He was the Manager at Bega.

  • Stephen Farraw says:I see you have mentioned the passing of Trevor Thompson in the current issue of the news letter. I was transferred to Bega in 1976 when Jim Harbourne was manager there. I worked with Jim from 76 - 77 & his chooks & then with Trevor from 77 - 80 when I was transferred to Lithgow. Trevor stayed at Bega until about 1986 from that time we stayed in regular contact with him calling in to see me at Dungog while on holidays & me having regular trips to South West Rocks to see him & his family. I last seen Trevor 2 weeks before he passed away & he was in good spirit. A gentleman to the last. I also attended his funeral at South West Rocks.

Coilin TOWNER (2/2/2015))

  • Geoff Chapman advised From the North, today's internet version of the Newcastle Herald records Colin's death while mountain biking in Kosciusko National Park about 23km west of Jindabyne. .Col was Manager at Portland, Vic., Belmont, Nelson Bay and East Gresford branches.

  • Acknowledgment to Damon Cronshaw for his Newcastle Herald article:
    Colin was an outdoorsman and nature lover.  He died on Monday while mountain biking on a trail with a group in Kosciuszko National Park, 23 kilometres west of Jindabyne.  He had arrived on Sunday with the Newcastle Bushwalking Club to spend a week in the area. Colin loved nature and fitness and went down there every year. Colin’s wife (Mary) said ‘‘He loved life and used to go bushwalking a lot but he needed a knee replacement and couldn’t do bushwalking any more and so went bike riding instead.’’
    Apparently Colin was alone when he fell from his bike, down a ditch beside the track just before 10.30am on Monday and was found lying next to a creek with some marks on his helmet and a cut forehead but members of the group who were behind and in front of Colin were not close enough to witness the incident. The cause of death will not be known until after an autopsy but it is thought he may have had a heart attack or hit and went over an embankment, knocking his head.Bushwalking Club President Ray Williams said “Mr Towner’s death would leave a big gap in our lives.  He was a fantastic bloke – not many blokes like that come along in a lifetime.  One good thing is he was doing what he loved.’’
    Mary said he was a loving husband, good father and good provider.  He had a boat and kayak and liked to be out doing things. He was supposed to go on a kayak trip at the end of the month down the Murray River.  Colin had three adult children and seven grandchildren.

Desmond John TULLY (29/5/1970)

  • David Lindsay says: Hi! Re the Honour Roll  Desmond John Tully was in Vietnam and was Killed in Action.   He was a Lismore Boy and his Parents lived next door to the CBC Managers Residence.  Ira Cook was the Manager in June1970.  His Full Military Funeral was held at the Methodist Church in June 1970. He worked in CBC Ballina Branch where I met him. Not sure of his Bank service details. He was a Conscripted National Serviceman.

    Wayne Linnert replied: Thank you very much for this information. I "googled" Desmond's name and was able to get his service details being Private 2nd Battalion, killed in action 29 May 1970 (only 21 years young). Funeral was at Lismore Crematorium.

James "Jim" Ewen VENESS (17/11/09)

  • John Beer advised Jim Veness of Cherrybrook passed away.


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