No 19 RAAF (Armament) Apprentice
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John had spent the last four weeks in hospital and was discharged, but suffered a heart attack
and passed away last weekend. John is survived by his children Sharon, Merilyn and Christopher.
His other daughter Toni, passed away after a asthma attack. Lou Circa
Notice in Sunshine Coast Daily
KOZLYK - John of Cairns, formerly of Caloundra. Passed away on 22nd February 2005. AGED 57 YEARS. Dearly loved Husband of Merilyn. Loving Father of Sharon, Toni (Dec'd), Christopher and Grandfather of their Children. Family and Friends are invited to attend John's Funeral Service to be held at the Gregson & Weight Chapel, Gregson Place, Caloundra on Wednesday 2nd March 2005 commencing at 1.00pm.
Publication Date: 26/02/05
Sorry to hear of Johns passing away . Remember him from days of old , always with a ready smile and a great sense of humour. Will be sadly missed ; Hal Webber
A sad loss, John was a big man with a big heart Stewart Cook
Having recently thought I must catch uo with "Koz" I am saddened by this news. I worked with Koz in 2OCU and 3SQN, and shared the occassional amber ale with him. I always found him to honest, hardworking and an all round good bloke. May you sip from the chalice of never ending fine ale mate. Greg McCaughey
Like Caugs I was only thinking of Koz last week and totally agree with Caugs comments. When I was a snotty nosed AC in Townsville I would often baby sit the girls so that Koz and the missus (Merilyn) could get some time together. Going to miss those man-boobs bouncing along in time with his laughter. Garry Bowman
Remember the boobs, the size, the moustache, the humour, the chuckles, a great guy and a happy chappy. Missed by all who knew him, Bill Riley
I am very sorry to hear that John has passed away. I only knew john for a short time at 481 sqn
aircraft maintenance in late 1967. He was only a young lad then and I thought that he would like to have a Wednesday afternoon off for sport or whatever, but when I would arrive back at the hangar he would be there preferring to remain on the job, I thought that was remarkable at that time. Vale John it was nice knowing you. Ken Edwards:
We were very sorry to hear about Koz. I did 3SQN with him in '81. Taught me a lot about Mirages. We have fond memories of many Hostie get-togethers & "Old Horses" functions. Was always going to drop in & say hello. Now I never will as I missed the chance, my loss! George Lewandowski
I last saw Koz when we were both in Cairns base hospital in February I was being pushed past the CCU when this giant come out of this most comfortable chair calling "Newbery, you old bastard".
We talked for about fifteen minutes until I had to head off for the ICU and then on the Tuesday when they were allowing me to go home I went back to see him and he seemed to be most unstressed and happy to be waiting for a pacemaker he was going to be moving from Clifton Beach to Gordonvale as soon as he got out of hospital so I never pushed to find out where he moved to.
John was a gentleman and I will remember him. Herb and Jan Newbery
I agree with Gary Bowman whom I met in T'ville at the mighty 10 SQN. Koz, some of us christened him the smiling Buddha. His laughter was amazing. After he stopped his tummy and man bobs kept going.
sorry to hear to you have gone to the big tarmac in the sky.