Phil Tresidder has passed on the sad news that his mother, Sylvia Tresidder (nee Bardsley), has passed away with family by her side after losing her battle with cancer. She was 80.
Phil says that the below photo of Sylvia was taken in the 1970s
whereas the below photo was taken more recently
Sylvia joined OTC in around 1969 as a Mainframe/Cobol Computer Programmer. She worked at OTC for 9 years until leaving in 1978 to have her first baby.
Phil recalls being told that Sylvia was OTC’s first professional female employee and rumour has it that this created a bit of a stir with some of the blokes.
Sylvia is survived by her husband James (Jim) Tresidder (aged 90) who is also an PMG/OTC veteran of 25+ years’ service leaving in 1992. Jim’s final role at OTC was in Treasury working as the International Funds Manager.
Family and friends are invited to attend a service in celebration of the life of Sylvia which will be held on 18th August, 2022. For funeral details please contact Phil Tresidder on 0404 495 173.
May she rest in peace