Person:Ronald Drury (1)

Ronald Stanley David Drury, *
m. 13 Feb 1901
  1. Ada Annie Drury1902 - 1994
  2. Andrew George Drury1903 - 1984
  3. Clarence Charles Drury1905 - 1990
  4. Thelma Daisy Drury1908 - 1909
  5. Bertha Irene Drury1910 - 2000
  6. Vera Selina Drury1913 - 1996
  7. Hazel Eveline Drury1915 - 2016
  8. Raymond Robert Edward Drury1919 - 2011
  9. Ronald Stanley David Drury, *1926 - 2012
Facts and Events
Name Ronald Stanley David Drury, *
Gender Male
Birth? 6 Mar 1926 Taree, New South Wales, Australia
Death? 20 Jun 2012 Taree, New South Wales, Australia
Burial? 25 Jun 2012 Taree, New South Wales, Australia
ANNOUNCEMENTS : FUNERAL NOTICES 22/06/2012 Manning River Times

Ronald Stanley A.F.S.M Late of Taree. Formerly of Lansdowne. Passed away peacefully on 20th June 2012. AGED 86 YEARS Much loved husband of Millie. Loving father and father in law of Dianne & Rod, Paul & Ros, Meryl & John and Alison & Graham (dec). Proud and adoring grandfather and great grandfather. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Ron's funeral service to be held at St John's Anglican Church, Taree on Monday the 25th June 2012 commencing at 11.00 am prior to private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to Careflight Westpac Rescue Helicopter would be greatly appreciated. A lodge of sorrow will be held at Taree Masonic Centre prior to the funeral service, commencing at 9am

Manning River Times 27 Jun 2012
Fire chief farewelled

RURAL Fire Service members formed a guard of honour outside St John`s Anglican Church in Taree as a final farewell to former fire control 0fficer for the Greater Taree region, Ron Drury AFSM. Mr Drury died last Wednesday, at the age of 86, and was privately cremated after a service at St Johns on Monday morning. A former resident of Lansdowne, he had lived in Taree in more recent times. Mr Drury was the first fire control officer ap- pointed by council, in 1978, at a time when local government councils had responsibility for providing bushfire services. Mr Drury had the responsibility of forming the first local brigades, which previously had been simple associations of neighbouring farmers, using the most basic of equipment. His era was the forerunner of the modern NSW Rural Fire Service as is known today. Mr Drury held the fire control officers position for just over 14 years until his retirement in 1992. when he was succeeded by Mr Rod COX. Mr Drury was also one of a group who formed the Fire Control Officers Association, and was its president for a number of years. He was awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal recognising service over many years to bushfire brigades. He is survived by his Wife Millie and family Dianne and Rod, Paul and Ros, Meryl and John, and Alison and Graham (deased), as well as his grandchildren and great gandchildren.

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