It is sad to report that Bruce Collett passed away at 7am this morning after being in poor health for some time. His failing health caused him to move from his unit to a retirement home to be close to his daughter a couple of years ago.
Bruce was born on 24 February 1926.
He joined AWA MOR in April 1942. He graduated as a telegraphist in May 1943. In 1954 he joined the Sydney Cable School before transferring to Cottesloe Cable Station in 1955 for 2 years as a Cable Officer. In 1957 he was back at the Sydney Cable School until he transferred to Suva in 1958 as a Cable Officer. In 1959 he transferred to Fanning Island as a Cable Officer until 1961. In 1962 he went to Norfolk Island as a Cable Officer until his return to Paddington to work in the ISTC later that year. Bruce remained in Paddington ISTC until 1971 when he transferred to the Telegraph & Data Section in Head Office where he remained until he retired in 1986.
Keith McCredden received a phone call from his daughter, Judith Dixon, to let him know of Bruce’s passing and request that his friends and acquaintenances in the Vets be advised.
Northern Suburbs Crematorium
Wednesday 8th April at 3.30pm.
The below photo of Bruce & Ena Collett was taken at Moree SES in March 1985: