Keith McCredden has been told that Keith Oxley passed away in the past few days.
No funeral service details are known at this time but Keith believes that the funeral service will be held today (Tuesday 3 December 2019) at an as yet undisclosed location.
I tried unsuccessfully to contact Keith’s family on the home phone to confirm the details of his passing and the funeral arrangements.
I will advise further if I hear. In the meantime keep your eye on the news papers.
From OTC Transit October 1984
ST02 Keith Oxley recently retired after 43 years in the telecommunications industry.
In a ceremony held at Paddington terminal, speakers Randy Payne, Henry Cranfield and Alec Griffiths traced Keith’s long involvement in the industry, from the early years as messenger boy with Cable and Wireless, through 16 years of overseas postings in Fiji, Fanning Island and Cocos Island, to Paddington in 1963.
Keith met his NZ-born wife, Loma, during the first of three postings to Suva, Fiji, and they married in 1949. Loma is no stranger to the world of international telecommunications as she was a wartime operator with Cable and Wireless in Suva.
Keith and Loma have a son, Robert, living in Castle Hill NSW and a daughter, Irene, living in Caloundra on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. They plan to spend some of their time commuting between the two areas – that is when they’re not busy growing orchids at their house in Turramurra, Sydney. Keith is not the slightest bit fazed by the thought of retirement.
“I’ve got a good cook to look after me,” he laughed.