Category Archives: Obituary

Richard [Dick] D’Abreu / no more

Sad to announce Richard Oscar (Dick) D’Abreu passed away peacefully at SJOG Bunbury on the 14th March aged 91 years. Much love Husband of Joan – Marjorie D’Abreu. Father of Tony D’Abreu. Dad to Ken Bird Alan Bird Joanne Smith Steve Smith and all their families. A battle weary Serviceman finally at rest.

DUE TO THE CURRENT STATE OF THE WORLD HEALTH The funeral will be at

Crematorium Chapel
10 Belcher Street Bunbury

Wednesday 18 March, 2020 at 2.00pm

Due to the short notice and some people not being able to attend due to current Health Department guidelines we will be live streaming the service.

PLEASE USE THE LINK BELOW TO WATCH THE LIVE COVERAGE OR YOU CAN WATCH AT A LATER DATE.

https://barrettfunerals.etributes.com.au/etributes/richard-dabreu/

 

The Immaculate Cottonian Bob Myers Esquire / passed on

Dear All,
It is my painful duty to pass on the sad news given to me today by his daughter Emma Way, of the death of  her father Bob Myers.
He died yesterday, suddenly but peacefully, with his wife Gilly at his side. His family were looking forward to joining him, from around the world on the 30th December for his 92nd Birthday and he was in good spirits until a couple of weeks ago when he began to be in some pain.
It was Bob’s wish that those whom he knew and loved would gather to enjoy his memory and so on Friday 3 January there will accordingly be such  a gathering. Details will follow.
Best regards
Gay [Allan Gay Niblett]

As sent in by Mr Allan Gay Niblett our OCA fraternity must join together to express our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to Mrs Myers on the passing of Bob Myers Esquire.
 
He was one of the finest and most immaculate gentleman; another die-hard Old Cottonian.
 
I was privileged to have known him starting  1999 when I was positioned in London from San Jose Costa Rica.
 
He always made the strongest effort to come up to London for the OCA UK Luncheon.  
 
His sense of humour and his grand demeanour always left me in awe.
 
May His Noble Soul Rest in Peace.
 
Vivek 
 
Capt Vivek Bhasin 
Lefroy 1961-1970

Gurdev Singh [BCS Teacher] passed away

As just seen at Mr Kabir Mutafi’s  Facebook post

Kamini said Rohit Singla has posted that Capt. Gurdev Singh passed away early this morning,. I have just spoken with Ranjit and he has confirmed. Details will be swirling soon but for the moment, I may dare hope that the flag is at half mast and a formal post be put on all Fb BCS pages. Jassi and family, including cousins and wives etc are in Australia. Ranjit, Ma’am Mrs Gurdev and other senior members of the family ar together in Ludhiana.

It was the heart. Gurdev had two stents put in at Fortis several weeks earlier and was in good form. But Last night complained of discomfort at about 1.00am. By the time they could get him back to Fortis from the local hospital, he had gone.

A memorial service in Chapel and then later a brass plaque would be a good way to acknowledge the special contribution and invaluable example that Gurdev was, to generation and generations of Cottonians.

BCS Teacher Leela Goel [née Advani] passed on

Leela Advani [later married name Goel] passed on at the age of 91 at New Delhi on 23rd September 2019 of old age complications. She was cremated at Lodhi Crematorium Delhi on 25/9/19.

Miss Advani” as she was known at BCS, taught English during 1953~55 and went back to Lucknow in ’55 to do a second Masters [in English, after having done an earlier one in Anthropology]. She then taught English at Isabella Thoburn College Lucknow after completing her Masters in English.