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Vale – Denis Humphries (Ex-MOR)

15 Oct 12
Peter Bull

Denis Humphries was born on 14/5/1930 departed this life  aged 82 on Friday 5th October at home in Banora Point. He had been ill for many years. He is survived by his wife, Pauline.

Service is 2.30pm DST Wednesday 17th October at Melaleuca Station Remembrance Gardens, 9394 Tweed Valley Way, Chinderah NSW.

He was an ex MOR telegraphist and also served in the commercial branch in both Melbourne & Sydney.

He retired close to 30 years ago on health grounds.


  1. Peter Bull October 16, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Frome Deane Laws:
    I have attached a picture of Denis extracted from a group photograph taken at Tweed Heads 22nd May 2008. Whilst he appears in good health he was by that date quite ill. Others more closely associated with him during OTC days may be able to provide some background biographical details.

  2. Peter Bull October 16, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    From John Caulfield:
    Tks for the photo and message abt Humph as he was affectionately known by his Melbourne colleagues.. Denis started b4 my time and was a telegraphist in MOR for a number of years before moving into OTC Melbn Commercial department where he stayed until he retired….people like Brian Callaghan & Eddie Hope knew Humph during the latter part of his career with OTC. As far as I know he was one of the very few OTC people to feature in a TV commercial for OTC and represented OTC at a number of customer events…..but he never lost the larrikan in him though and was a reknowned pool player, cricketer for OTC MBN and somewhat controversial umpire at Wagga one year when he gave 5 lbw’s….didnt go down well with the Sydney guys !

    No doubt Dean and a few of his close friends can fill in his career from day one.



  3. Peter Bull October 22, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    From Deane Laws:
    Greetings All,

    I attended the service for Denis yesterday. A small gathering, about 25 in all and I was the only ex OTC representative. I had a lengthy discussion with four of his five daughters along with some partners and adult children. His wife Pauline had her aged mother, sister and brother and partners for support. Not an overly religious ceremony and lasted only about 30mins.

    Keep well. Deane…..
    Cover of Funeral Pamphlet


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