It is with deepest sympathy and respect that l advise all personnel that, after a prolonged battle with illness, retired District Officer Don Cameron (Reg: 1128) passed away peacefully on Tuesday 26 March. Don was farewelled, lovingly surrounded by family and close friends.
Don, or “Silver” as he was most commonly known, joined the MFB on 31 December 1954 and retired on 10 July 1987 after almost 33 years of service to the Brigade and the community. Don had a long and distinguished career included service as an SSO on A Platoon, then D.O. on C Platoon, finishing his career as a D.O. in the Communications Centre. Don maintained contact within the organisation as a member of the Retired Fire Fighters Association and a few years ago became an Employee Support Program Peer, providing emotional and wellbeing support to both retired and current personnel.
The MFB has a proud tradition of members following in the footsteps of their family and Don’s family were no exception with his son SFF Stephen Crocker (FS 11 C), his daughter Sue (a former Communications Centre Operator) and Sue’s husband SO Mal Owen (FS 16 C) carrying on this tradition.
He is deeply respected and will be fondly remembered by those who were lucky to work with this gentleman.
Funeral Arrangements for Retired District Officer Don Cameron Reg 1128.
Wednesday 3rd April 2013
To be held at:
Cnr Wallan & Glenburnie Roads, Whittlesea. (Melways 246 E7)
Ceremony to commence at 10:30am – 11:30am
Fire Brigade Museum Appliance to depart with coffin 11:30am – 12:00pm with MFB guard of honour.
Celebration of Don Cameron’s life 12:00pm – 1:30pm at Whitehaven Receptions
Finger Food, Tea, Coffee & refreshments supplied.
No flowers please, they made him sneeze.
Dress: Peak cap, white shirt & tie, jacket, trousers & shoes. Operational staff are to wear their service ribbons (not medals).
For further details, contact Steve Crocker 0414598496.