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VALE – Danny Yee

06 Jan 13
Peter Bull

It is with deep regret that I advise of the passing of Danny Yee last Friday 4-1-2013 aged  72 after a long illness which has been reported in the Sick List of this BLOG for several weeks. Many thanks to Paul Mulcahy, Vernon Yen and others for advising of Danny’s passing.

From left to right: Robert Natale (previously Schmet), Danny Yee, Ross Smith, Norman Stagnitta, Bill Millar & Dennis Andrade.

More from Kevin O’Brien extracted from OTC Transit articles in which Danny appeared. The first is circa 1990 and the second 1992:

The above picture includes Danny and work colleagues in the INMC at Paddington

The following attended Danny’s funeral and the celebration of his life held afterwards at the Strathfield golf club. It was good to reminisce and relive the great times that we shared as part of the OTC family: John Eades, Robert Brand, Mani Subramani, Peter Bull, George Woloszuk, Chris Stanley, Kee Lam, Brian Travis, Paul Bewley, Peter Hewins, Bill Breeze, Ray Volpatti, Justin Richards & Norman Stagnitta.



Dear Friends,

We were very touched by your kind thoughts during Danny’s illness, and your support following his passing.

Thank you for sharing in his farewell, and also for sharing memories from the many years that you worked together at OTC.


Molly, Geraldine, Roanne and Family


Thank you









  1. Peter Bull January 6, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    From Vernon Yen:
    I received the following news that another of our dear colleagues is now at rest.

    Daniel Yee (tech at Paddo/Broadway) passed away, last night, at Concord Hospital where he spent several months as an in-patient. Danny, as he is known to his friends and colleagues is survived by his wife, Molly, and two daughters, Geraldine and Roanne.

    Roanne lives in Germany with her husband Thomas and son Theo.

    Grateful if you would pass this on. Many Thanks.

  2. Peter Bull January 7, 2013 at 8:10 am

    From John Eades:

    Peter I received your email re Danny and as you said it hits hard when you have worked with the guy and you know him well. Some people leave a permanent impression as they pass through ones life and Danny was one of those guys. Really sorry to read your email and more so that he had a battle on his hand for some time before he passed away.

  3. Peter Bull January 7, 2013 at 8:11 am

    From Jim Hulme:
    I am sad to hear this. He was a great guy.

  4. Peter Bull January 7, 2013 at 8:17 am

    From Kevin O’Brien:
    I am sorry to hear about Danny.

    From memory, I think he started in OTC around 1973. He came to us from Fiji and worked in Suva on COMPAC cable. I think Trevor Thatcher interviewed him for the job but I maybe wrong on that, – but he managed to get into OTC because of his prior knowledge of COMPAC.

    He was an early one to recognize that Fiji was not the place to live if you were not of the Fijian Island race.

    His immigration was made easier by the election of the Whitlam Government in 1972 who officially abolished the white Aust. policy.

  5. Peter Bull January 7, 2013 at 9:11 am

    From Orm Butler:
    That’s very sad news. I have great memories of Danny in ITMC and INMC, and always found him to be a smart and gentle person.

  6. Peter Bull January 8, 2013 at 8:17 am

    From Geraldine Yee, daughter:

    The funeral service for the late Daniel Yee will be held at 10am on Saturday 12th January, 2013 at the Church of our Lady of the Assumption, 74 Underwood Road, Homebush

    The funeral will be proceeding to Rookwood Cemetery, Chinese Section located at Access Whelan Avenue, Rookwood.

    You are most welcome to join us afterwards for refreshments at the Strathfield Golf Club from 12.30 pm, 84 Centenary Drive, the Exit before Liverpool Rd.

    In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Concord Hospital Haematology Research Fund in Dan’s memory.

    A box will be available at the funeral for collection of donations.

  7. Peter Bull January 9, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    From Tony Fisher:

    Greetings from Indonesia. Very sad to hear of Danny’s passing. A top bloke. I worked with him in the INOC. My condolences to his family.

  8. Peter Bull January 14, 2013 at 8:47 am

    The following attended Danny’s funeral and the celebration of his life held afterwards at the Strathfield golf club. It was good to reminisce and relive the great times that we shared as part of the OTC family:
    Cheryl Salmon
    John Eades
    Robert Brand
    Mani Subramani
    Peter Bull
    George Woloszuk
    Chris Stanley
    Kee Lam
    Brian Travis
    Paul Bewley
    Peter Hewins
    Bill Breeze
    Ray Volpatti
    Justin Richards
    Norman Stagnitta

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