Bill Newman and Ron Beckett have passed on the sad news of Phil’s passing.
Phill Wall passed away today at Nepean Hospital when he finally succumbed to the progressively debilitating auto immune disease called CREST. Phill was stoic but suffering towards the end but he even managed an arduous trip last month for a last farewell to his friends in the Tweed Valley. (Photo attached). Phil can be seen 3rd from right behind John Bennett
Many members will have worked with Phill and no doubt would have had great respect for him over his career which included work at Paddo, Broadway, Guam, San Francisco and Hong Kong.
It is a shame there aren’t more Phills in the world.
Phill’s daughter, Lynette, has provided the link to his funeral service to be held on Friday 24th Feb.
Christine Wall requests that in lieu of flowers could people please donate to Schleroderma Australia under Phill’s name.
The below photo was provided by Shaune Walsh and is a photo of Phil taken in Feb 1995 when Shaune and Phill travelled to a DCME workshop held in Israel.
Tweed Valley OTVA
We were all able to welcome Phil Wall visiting from Sydney at our usual meeting held at the Riverview Hotel Murwillumbah on Wednesday 18th Jan. 2023.
We understood that Phil had health issues and we appreciated the opportunity to farewell Phil for the last time.
Those present L to R ,
Bob Collins, Bill Newman, Steve Marshall, Gary Samuels, Peter [local], Paul [local], Dave Kidd, Phill Wall, John Bennett, Shane [Steve Marshall’s son].
From Will Whyte
I’m attaching 3 photos.
The first 2 are combined and taken on a bushwalking trip to the Buderwang National Park, West of Ulladulla in July 1981. The left hand photo shows Phill second from the left in the back row.
The third photo shows Phill between Bruce Mayberry and Steve Marshall at our 2017 Christmas reunion.