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Trevor Deathridge, died of a heart attack in late May 2005 in his rented cottage in Grevillia, NSW ("The Paradise Among the Trees")

Funeral Notice:
DEATHRIDGE, Trevor Hatton,
passed away suddenly at his home in Grevillia in late May.
Beloved Husband of Thaworn. Loving Father of Russell and Janelle.
Family and Friends are warmly invited to attend the Celebration of Trevors life to be held at Centenary Memorial Gardens Chapel,
 353 Wacol Station Road, Sumner, on Friday, 10th June 2005 at 12 midday.
SIMPLICITY FUNERALS Gold Coast (07) 5575 6022


Trevor was a good friend and compatriot who loved a joke and took pleasure in being in our (Armourers) company.  If he could he travelled and attended all the gatherings, reunions, and St Babs Day functions.  In recent years he lived in Port Macquarie ("Paradise") and lately at Grevillia ("Paradise among the trees").  He was a contributor, adding comments and starting discussions.  His wit making us all chuckle or laugh out loud.  Only as recently as May 23, he was active in our Grapevine Forum.  Initiating topics and inviting others to participate.  I certainly will miss him, and I am sure the rest of us Gunnies will feel his loss deeply.
Goodbye ol mate
B
ill Riley

 

 

Trevor's funeral last Friday. 10/06/2005
The funeral went well in very pleasant surroundings, with about 50 family members and friends in attendance.
The service was a combination of Western and Buddhist culture.
Gunnies there were:
Norm Andrews, John Larsen, Wayne Gane, Bruce McAlister, Dave Barnicoat, John and Ann Betts, Gary Gibson
and myself.
Farewell Trevor......... Rest In Peace
Ron Brett

 

 

 

I attended Trevor's funeral on Friday and gave a short eulogy to him as a previous neighbour and friend to him and Tharwon and family, I lived next door to them in Butterworth in 1979/80 and have kept in contact with them on and off over the years.......he will be surely missed by all.
Lesley Perkins (previous Bliss)

 

 

 

Trevor and I shared a love of golf in the early 70;s, Amberley was a rough course then, we also shared an appreciation for a pot, of most substances that gave a little joy. One Saturday after cards at our place, on departure, Trevor slipped on the top step, ascended with dignity, holding Russell in his arms, using his elbows as stabilisers, redesigned an elbow, didn't not do a thing for his golf.
Good grief! another Gunnie gone.
Jock Folan

 

 

 

Sorry I was unable to make Trevor's funeral. First week into a new contract and there were meetings that I couldn't miss.
He stayed overnight with Chris and I in February. Said that he had not laughed so much for years. Bullshitted about golf scores and booze in Butterworth. Talked about Bidan and Song Song. Remembered old Gunnie names which we hadn't heard or talked about for God knows how long.
We visited him in Grevillea on the Queensland Mayday Sunday. We met Fred, the owner of half of the town and the old mill. Saw the workshed where Trevor was going to do his woodwork. Had a great time. He said that we were his first visitors.
We were looking forward to further and longer contact. It's a pity but that's life!
Trevor has reminded us of happy times past and that we should live for now because we don't know about tomorrow.
'Bye Trev, it was a pleasure
Ray and Chris Paterson

 

 

I was very saddened to learn that Trevor had passed on. When I think of Trevor I remember his ready smile and laugh.
I first met Trevor in Butterworth in 1979 when I was a boggy, in the hey days of hectic Mirage sorties, and even busier private lifestyles. We have a lot of characters within the armourers, and Trevor features prominently among them. It was indeed blokes like Trevor that made armament such a professional outfit, and certainly helped guys like me to learn what it was all about.
From my perspective Trevor's efforts did much for the armament profession, and also for the aussie way of life in general.
Goodbye Trev ....thank you for all you have done for me
Les Gould

 

I'm so sorry to hear Trevor has passed away. I have known Trevor since Butterworth days in the 70's and ate in his and Thaworn's restaurants in Penrith and Windsor.  Trevor, may you play the best round of golf up their in heaven.
Henry Owczarek.

 

I had heard of Trevors passing.  I was very sorry to hear this.  His daughter Janelle was born in 4 RAAF hospital a few days after my youngest son and we (our little group of mums) got on very well.

 I met Thaworn in Ipswich a few years later and found she was coping well in her new home.
 I hope she will continue to thrive here even with Trevor's passing.
I wish them well and hope they can carry on with good memories
Pam Rackley
Penang 1978-1980

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