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Edward (Ted) William Bastow – Passes Away Tuesday 2 October 2019 – Aged 86 Years

04 Oct 19
Peter Bull

Wayne Bastow has advised me that his father, Ted, passed away yesterday afternoon (2.10.2019).

Ted joined OTC on 9.10.62.

Ted’s funeral will be at 2pm on Friday 11th October at the South Chapel of the Northern Suburbs Crematorium.

If you would like to send any Tributes to Ted’s family please send them to me and I will pass them on  to the family via Wayne.

May He Rest In Peace

The below photos are from the last 5 or 6 years.

Ted, Marilyn and us 3 children (Katrina, Michele, Wayne)

Grandson (Oliver), son (Wayne) and Ted

Marilyn, Ted and Wayne.


  1. Peter Bull October 4, 2019 at 8:20 am

    I well remember Ted Bastow from my time in the SOR. He was good company. Sadly, as with most things, time & tide wait for no man

    Jim Simpson

  2. Peter Bull October 4, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Sad news indeed re the passing of Ted Bastow.

    Tim Jensen

  3. Peter Bull October 4, 2019 at 8:28 am

    I was very sad to hear that Ted Bastow had passed away. Over the many OTC years our lives touched each other often, both with OTC and then with our local PROBUS club – Gray and I, together with Ted and Marilyn, shared many memories and laughs.

    A man with a great sense of humour, in spite of his ill health. I know he will be greatly missed.

    Would appreciate you passing on my condolences and love to Marilyn and his family.

    Thanks Peter.
    Bev MacDonald

  4. Peter Bull October 4, 2019 at 8:31 am

    Thanks for the sad news of Ted’s passing .
    I have also rung around to those he was associated with on the HF radio
    Glad I was able to visit him at the hospital recently .
    Allan Hennessy

  5. Peter Bull October 4, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Peter, please pass on my sincere condolences to Wayne and families for the passing of his dad, Ted.

    I, as Manager of the Operations and General Training Centre, worked with Ted for 15 years in training and always found him to be a great help whenever required.

    I remember Ted as being in charge of the overseas people training in Sydney who were quite an interesting crew, especially those from Papua New Guinea. We were always very good friends right back to the S.O.R. days.

    May the Lord be kind to him and give strength to his family at this sad occasion.

    Best regards,
    Robert and Margaret van Gestel

  6. Peter Bull October 10, 2019 at 9:43 am

    Sad to hear of the passing of Ted Bastow. I worked with Ted at Sydneyradio La Perouse in the early ’70’s and spoke with him often via amateur radio. My deepest condolences to Ted’s family.

    May he rest in peace.

    Kind regards,

    Peter Hewitson
    Wamuran, Queensland

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