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Author:  Hippy Chippy [ Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:27 pm ]
Post subject:  VALE: WOMTP Sig Bruhn

Received the following sad news :evil3: via PM from Bruce 'Connie' Francis...

Hi Rick,

Have just seen a post on the HMAS Sydney IV Commissioning Crew page.

Message as follows from Paul Hubbard

It is with deep regret that I have to report the Passing of WOMTP Sig Bruhn.
Yesterday (posted Saturday 1 December) Two men died after a microlight aircraft crash in Woodville.
As you all know Sig was good mates with Gary Ballhause, Gary contacted me just now with the sad news.
Sig was a true gentleman and a great bloke. He will be missed.


:evil3: Webmaster's Footnote:
:-k I'm afraid I didn't know/ never served with Sig, so elaboration/ expansion of this 'In Memorium' notice by those who did is invited/ welcome... R.P. :notworthy:

Author:  BC [ Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: VALE: WOMTP Sig Bruhn

Very sad, I served with Sig in The Ferry. A great bloke, and he will be sadly missed.

RIP Sig :salute1:

Author:  Seejay [ Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: VALE: WOMTP Sig Bruhn

I have just received a call from Sig's daughter Kirsty informing me of Sigs passing. Poor Kirsty is heartbroken at the loss of her Dad who she absolutely idolised, as did Sig with Kirsty.

We have just lost another of our absolute gentlemen. I for one have never heard anyone say a bad word about Sig ever, such was his standing in the Mobi community.

Sig was the passenger in the ultralight aircraft that went down in the Hunter Valley yesterday, and as Kirsty said to me, that was what he absolutely loved - flying.

Vale Sig, it was a bloody privilege to have known you and to have served with you. May you now be with your beloved Judy, who preceded you some years ago and left another vast gap in our lives. Two beautiful souls together. Of course, few of you would know that Sig and Judy lost their son Andrew to Cyclone Tracy back in 74. It would seem that the worst of trials are placed upon the best of people.

May you have fair skies, a following sea, and much laughter old son, you deserve it.

Author:  Hippy Chippy [ Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: VALE: WOMTP Sig Bruhn - 18th MOBI Intake - Jan '65

This just received from Bob Mummery...

Very sad news as another of our MOBI family passes on.

Gary Ballhaus has advised that Sig Bruhn was killed in an ultralight light plane crash yesterday in Woodville near Maitland NSW. Sig, qualified with a Private Pilot’s licence, was doing what he loved. Details of the crash are in the ABC News website.

For those who remember Sig, a graduating member of the January 1965 Intake at HMAS NIRIMBA, his life provided him some great hi-lights as well as some tragic lows. Notably, he was the commissioning WOMTP in HMAS SYDNEY (4), assisted with the team that delivered HMAS DIAMANTINA to the Queensland Maritime Museum and, among other key positions, was a senior manager in the Fleet Maintenance system. He unfortunately lost his wife, Judy, to brain cancer about 12 years ago. He had already suffered the loss of his eldest child, Andrew, during Cyclone Tracy. Sig is survived by Glenn, Kirsty and Adam, and a number grandchildren.

Peter Beard, a long standing friend of Sig’s, summed up his feelings for Siggy as, “A sad time, one of nature’s Gentlemen, and a damn fine Tiff.”

Bob Mummery

Author:  Shep [ Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: VALE: WOMTP Sig Bruhn

Another one to cross the bar. Fair winds Sig.

Author:  Mick Thompson [ Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: VALE: WOMTP Sig Bruhn

So sad to hear of Sig’s passing, as others have said, ‘one of nature’s gentlemen’. Vale Siggy, it was good to know you.

Author:  Pony [ Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: VALE: WOMTP Sig Bruhn

Didn't serve with Sig other than Nirimba and didn't know him well but everyone I know who did know him or served with him always spoke very highly of him. Another of our brothers taken far too soon.
RIP Sig, fair winds, following seas and a clear sky.

Author:  DirtyDiesel [ Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: VALE: WOMTP Sig Bruhn


So long between drinks, a gentle man through and through

And still remember the Sad Events of Cyclone Tracy

To all his family, condolences and know that he is never forgotten

Author:  Norm Noack [ Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: VALE: WOMTP Sig Bruhn

Another fine bloke from our intake gone too early. We are sad to see you go and in such circumstances Siggy, you are one of nature's gentlemen and you will be sadly missed.

RIP mate

Norm Noack

Author:  Graeme Rhodes [ Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:50 am ]
Post subject:  Re: VALE: WOMTP Sig Bruhn

Always sad to hear of such things. Only new Sig as a 'nodding' acquaintance when at Nirimba but do remember him as a gentle non-abrasive guy.
It would seem he put up with a great deal in this life so RIP Sig. Fair winds and smooth seas on your journey.

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