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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:02 pm 
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I received the following e-mail from Pete (Piquet) Sneddon this afternoon... :evil3:

Hi Rick

I have just seen on Facebook, shipmates for Cancer, page of the death of Roger Oyston.

He passed away at around midnight last night after a contracting Cancer.

His funeral will be at Crows Nest in Qld. No date set.

This news came from his daughter Nicky

I tried to put it on the BB but it wouldn't let me for some reason

Regards
Peter

Sent from my iPad

Shortly afterward I received confirmation of PK's sad news from Bob Mummery... :evil3:

Dear All,

It is with much sadness that I advise the passing of Roger Oyston. Roger had been suffering from a prolonged illness that finally claimed him at 2135 yesterday (26 Jan 2015)
aged 72 years. He was at home with his wife Carol. Our condolences to Carol, Roger’s children, his brother Chris and other members of his extended family and close friends.

Many of you will remember Roger as a; MOBI (July 1958 Entry), Shipwright, Shipwright Officer and Marine Engineer Officer. Roger had an excellent sense of humour and was
much a raconteur able to pull stories, most of which had some element of truth about them, and relay them with flair. He will be missed by many.

Yours aye

Bob Mummery

Whilst I only mer Roger for the first time, and then only briefly, at the HMAS Nirimba 50th Anniversary Reunion in Canberra in 2006, I knew his brother Chris, another over
achieving MOBI made Shipwright Officer, quite well... Both highly respected, I'm sure Roger's passing will leave a great void in the lives of those who loved him.

Rest on your oars, Roger, you're voyage is done... RIP... [-o< H.C.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:26 pm 
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Transferred from a duplicate topic created by PK... H.C. :evil3:

piquet wrote:
It is with a heavy heart that I let all MOBIs know that Ex LCDR Roger Oyston has passed away.

I only met Roger once in my 24 years in Pussers. He came across as thoroughly professional but likeable at the same time.
He passed away late last night or early this morning .
I found out through Facebook on the Shipmates for Cancer page.
No funeral details except that it will be held in a Crows Znest, Brisbane.

My apologies for posting this but many many people here knew a Roger in his Career

Cheers


[-X No apologies necessary, PK...

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:32 pm 
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I apologised as a result of having to pass on the sad news of Roger but also because the couple of recent bereavemants in family and acquaintances including Roger are just coming too frequently.

It coulkd have been Chris that I met but id never know now afetr all theyears and its not as if they didnt look alike (much)

A bit like Al and Rim Dicunnis so identical that the rumour goes that they actually did a sub for each other on a ship at least once!!!!

Toughen up Peter go eat some concrete!!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:43 am 
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Sad news indeed! Didn't know Roger well but met him a few times socially, and as already related by Bob Mummery, his sense of humour and "story" telling ability was something that kept many engaged for hours. Vale Roger, may you have fair winds and smooth sea on your journey.

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I have never met the Oystons, but have heard many good words about them, and it's sad to see a brother pass on. Rest your oars and RIP Roger, we have the watch. :ok:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:06 pm 
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I too have never had the pleasure of meeting them either.

My condolences to family & friends.

Roger RIP :salute1:

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Vale Roger. Had some good laughs at Albatross.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:50 pm 
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An update on the funeral arrangements for Roger, from Bob Mummery... :evil3:


Dear All,

The text that follows is an extract from an email sent by Tom Davies:


Good evening brothers, loved ones and family,

The funeral of our dear brother, friend, husband, father, Mobi and all round decent man will be held at 1100 at The Anglican Church, Crows’ Nest, Queensland on 02 February 2015. Have a look through the addressees and if I have missed anyone please pass on as you feel appropriate. Carol will have obviously notified all family members, however if I have missed any Navy personnel, please pass on.

Aye

Tom




Some of you will have already received Tom’s email, the double-up is because of my auto distribution lists.

The Navy family, and MOBIs in particular, are a cohesive mob and I would expect that the roll up to Roger’s funeral will be massive. It is just a shame that most of us in Western Australia will be unable to make it.

Kind regards to all and a quiet prayer for Roger on Monday 2nd of February.

Yours aye

Bob Mummery

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Met Roger socially when he was in Cairns and ran into him a couple of times in the Qantas Club.

RIP Roger.

Far to young to be taken from this world.

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The full address for Roger Oysten's funeral is 1100 Monday 2nd Feb., St. George The Martyr, 15 Thallon st. Crows Nest, Qld.

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