From Keith McCredden and Les Ayers
Gareth passed away on Saturday 26 May 2012.
Gareth had a long history in international communications. With Cable&Wireless NZ from 1941 with service in Auckland, Suva and Fanning Island until he transferred as a Cable Officer to OTC Sydney in 1946. Then followed further postings to Cottesloe, Suva, Fanning Island & the Cocos Islands for OTC. He returned via Suva to Fanning Island in 1963 to assist with the decommissioning and closing of the Fanning Island cable station and then returned to Sydney to resume duties as a Senior Telegraphist, Traffic Officer and various Traffic administration duties and eventually retired as the Assistant Traffic Superintendent in 1987.
Garethwas a well known Vet who attended most meetings until he became ill a couple of years ago. He has been in a care unit at Roselle for some time and was recently diagnosed with an inoperable brain aneurysm. He will also be remembered by Wagga sports people for his involvement in the tennis for many years.
From today’s Sydney Morning Herald
Thursday May 31, 2012, The Sydney Morning Herald
17.04.1926 – 26.05.2012
Late of Middle Cove.
Passed away peacefully. Dearly loved husband of Vere. Cherished daddy of Charmian. Loved father-in-law of Chris. Adored grandad of Stephen and wife Stephanie, Nathan and fiance Lisi. Much loved brother of Lynette, Auckland, N.Z.
A kind wonderful man, forever with us.