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VALE: Peter Whisson – Passed Away 17 May 2015

22 May 15
Peter Bull












I wish to inform the members that Peter Whisson of Berkeley Vale Formerly of Cable & Wireless and OTC has passed on last night 17/05/2015. He is survived by his wife Elva, his 4 children, 10 grandchildren and 1 great grand child and his dog, Toby.

Peter spoke to me fondly of his time with C&W/OTC island hopping in the Pacific in places like Guam, Fiji, Papua New Guinea. Ultimately settling into a management position in the head office in Sydney.

His subsequent retirement led him to the peace and quiet of the Central Coast.

Peter was cremated on Wednesday 20th May 2015. A Memorial Service for Peter was held at 11:30am on Friday 22 May 2015 at Palmdale Crematorium (Ourimbah).

I’m his eldest daughter Julie’s other half. Peter and I shared that “Technician” connection, I’m an electronics technian/designer. I’m not directly involved with the arrangements, however I was concerned that his passing may be missed by people whom may want to pay their respects.

I appreciate that many of his contemporaries have already gone, Pete told me so a little while ago. Pete was a thorough gentleman and I certainly enjoyed his company. He will be sorely missed by one and all.

The photos are of Peter with his great grand daughter Aurora at his last birthday in March, One of Pete’s mugshots, and one with some of his grandchildren.

Perry Larsson




  1. Peter Bull May 22, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    I well remember Whisso Peter.

    A great tech, a great manager.

    Cheers, Bob E

  2. Peter Bull May 22, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Hi Peter
    He was a fantastic person. Old world charm and morals. On my stint in HO my desk was immediately opposite he office. I bought a Hornby steam train from him which we still have (our son does).
    Top bloke.

    Cheers, Greg Waller

  3. Peter Bull May 22, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Please pass on my condolences. I will be travelling on Friday so can’t attend Pete’s funeral.

    Sad to see so many of the old guard fading away. I also worked with Phil Harris in Guam in 1979.


    David Coutts

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