VALE LCDR TOM DAVIES

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VALE LCDR TOM DAVIES

Post by Mick44 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:44 pm

Info from Bob Mummery: “Tom had been suffering from asbestosis for some time and it was thought he may have been on the improve. Sadly he collapsed this morning at 7AM Sunday 8 March, at his home in Tweed Heads.
Tom was a character with many fine stories and experiences that made him a one-off. Qualifying from NIRIMBA as a Shipwright he moved on through postings and later became a Shipwright Officer. Soon after there was a call for Shipwright Officers to qualify as Marine Engineer Officers. Tom took that challenge and later, in his usual self-deprecating manner, termed himself a “Cross Threaded Turd Burglar”. That was Tom!!
About 1984 Tom relived me as O-I-C of the Fleet Intermediate Maintenance Activity KUTTABUL based in Garden Island Dockyard. As was the custom, I escorted Tom around the Dockyard introducing him to all the workshop foreman and superintendents with whom we had regular contact. On our way back to the FIMA workshop Tom asked the question of, “Where are all the characters that helped us through our careers?” Referring to the likes of Fahey, McCorriston, McNamara, McCracken and many other notables. I thought that Tom was getting somewhat maudlin, so I put my arm around him and said, “They are all gone now Tom and you are the one taking their place!” His answer was, “Bullshit!” But it is true, Tom was one of life’s characters and we will all remember him for that.
RIP Thos. G Davies, we will remember you.
Bob Mummery “

Tweed Heads Memorial Garden and Crematorium
101 Kirkwood Rd, Tweed Heads South
Monday March 16 @ 1300 NSW time

On completion of the ceremony a Wake will be held at the;
Greenmount Surf Club (approx. 1430 / 1500)
Located in Queen Elizabeth Park
Address: Marine Parade, Coolangatta QLD 4225

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Re: VALE LCDR TOM DAVIES

Post by demo » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:27 pm

Tweed Heads Memorial Garden and Crematorium
101 Kirkwood Rd, Tweed Heads South
Monday March 16 @ 1300 NSW time

On completion of the ceremony a Wake will be held at the;
Greenmount Surf Club (approx. 1430 / 1500)
Located in Queen Elizabeth Park
Address: Marine Parade, Coolangatta QLD 4225

March 16th has already passed

Just wondering about the date there Michael.

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