Gerry Serrao was contacted by Robert Michell [Ex OTC Broadway] over the weekend to advise the passing of Owen Harris. [Ex-OTC Broadway 1980’s – 1992?]
I underwent training with Owen in the early 1970s. He was a very likeable guy with long black hair then and drove a black Torana in those early years which was admired by many of us that did not have a ‘cool’ car.
After completing his 4-year training course Owen apparently worked in Melbourne supporting the HF Radio teams while some of their staff served in Antarctica before undertaking a stint in Satellites and finally working out his career in OTC at the Broadway terminal.
In recent years Owen had been battling cancer from its first diagnosis in his early 50s. It finally won the battle while he was investigating the purchase of property in the Tea Gardens area and that is why his daughters chose this location for his funeral service and burial.
Owen will be sadly missed by his family (wife and 4 daughters).
The details of the funeral service are as follows:
WHEN: 1.00pm Thursday 31st May
WHERE: St Stephen’s Church
Tea Gardens NSW 2324
A Celebration of Owen’s Life will follow at:
Tea Gardens Country Club & Motel
2 Yalinbah St, Tea Gardens NSW 2324.
MAY HE REST IN PEACE
Yes I do have fond memories of Owen during our training.
Very sad to hear of his passing.
Took me by surprise.
Happening too often lately.
Regards Bill Dunn