PAGE ERNEST BARROW
11.1.1927 – 27.3.2016
Page Ernest Barrow passed away peacefully at Wantirna aged 89 and suffered from Dementia. Loved husband of Iris and father of Greg, Ann Marie (Dec), Marianne, Brian, Ray & Karen and father-in-law to Pauline and Grandfather of five and loved brother of Gordon and sister-in-law Margaret.
The Funeral Service was held on the 4th March 2016 at 10.00am at Tobin Bros. Season of Life Chapel 331 Maroondah Hwy. Ringwood.
About 41 attended including OTVA Members Robert & Judith Hall, Geoffrey Whitmore, Anthony Mikulic, John Walters & Gary Kelly.
Page and his brother Gordon were born in Newport Vic. and after schooling in the Footscray area he left at age 15 and commenced on 4.5.1942 with A.W.A. Beam Wireless as Circulation Clerk on a weekly salary of 23 shillings per week, in October 1942 Page was promoted to Telegraphist MOR. 1946 taken over by OTC (Aust.)
1947 to 1953 attached to Facsimile Section. 1953 promoted to Circuit Control Officer on 936 Pounds per Annum. About 1964 promoted to Supervisor MOR which later was re-designated to Shift Controller. On 16.1.1987 Page was made Redundant and Retired at age 60. Page had a life-long interest in HAM RADIO VK3RP he conversed mainly by Morse Code which he very frequently made contact with a friend in Ireland and held an Amateur Radio Licence for many years.
Photo of Page attending the 25 year service awards supplied by OTVA Victorian President, Robert Hall.