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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:29 am 
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Dear All,

I was most saddened today to learn that WARRANT OFFICER RUSSELL GEORGE FAIRBAIRN R42214 - JULY 1958 MOBI ENTRY passed away peacefully on the 29th August 2020 following a short battle with cancer. Not only well known as an outstanding MOBI, he was also recognised as one who stood up for the rights of others – long may he be remembered.

I have requested details of his funeral and will pass them on when and if received.

Another fine man taken from us.

Yours aye

Bob Mummery


I had the pleasure of knowing Russ on a number of occasions at conferences as well as my later postings at Nirimba. A truly great bloke and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Russ trained as an OA and had Vietnam Service in HMAS Vampire in 65 & 66.

RIP Russell
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:35 am 
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I served with Russ a couple of times, can't remember where though. We have to accept the inevitable, but it is sad when you hear of a guy you knew quite well has gone over the bar.

Rest in peace Russ.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:05 am 
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Rest in Peace Russ

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:49 am 
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:-k Regardless of whenever a MOBI crosses over the bar, he's been taken too young...! [-o< RIP Russell...

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:51 pm 
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Sad day! I served with Russ during a posting back to Nirimba. As others have mentioned a really great guy who will be sadly missed. I recall he liked the ponies (no pun intended) and invested in a couple of racing thoroughbreds with, as is the usual case, limited success. The name Kings Relic comes to mind as one of the his horses. Some great memories.

RIP Russ, fair winds and following seas.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:06 pm 
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Latest advice is:

Russell’s funeral will be at;
White Lady Funerals
402 Pennant Hills Road
Pennant Hills NSW
On Monday 7th August
Tel: 02 9980 9935 to register (see below)

Russell’s funeral notice will be in Saturday morning’s Sydney Morning Herald

Yours aye

Bob

From: Bob Mummery <bandi@iinet.net.au>
Sent: Thursday, 3 September 2020 1:24 PM
Subject: FUNERAL ADVICE - WARRANT OFFICER RUSSELL GEORGE FAIRBAIRN R42214 - JULY 1958 MOBI ENTRY

Dear All,

Advice received from Beverley Fairbairn follows:
The funeral will be on Monday, 7th, and due to COVID restrictions registration to attend the funeral must be made with White Lady Funerals on 02 9980 9935. It will be Live Streamed but I don’t have the link yet.
Russ was diagnosed on Christmas Eve with the only symptom being a sore shoulder so it was a shock.

Streaming details will be forwarded when known.

Yours aye

Bob Mummery

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:04 pm 
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Update -

Hello,

Thank you for choosing our live streaming service - we trust that our platform will enable those who cannot directly attend the funeral to be as close to the service as possible.

The service for:
Russell Fairbairn
is scheduled to begin at:
Monday, September 7th 2020 at 10:30 AM (Australia/Sydney)
Monday, September 7th 2020 at 12:30 AM (UTC)

Watch Service

This is a Private Service and as such requires a PIN number to access the page.
Please ensure that this PIN number is only provided to individuals that you would like to have access to this live streamed service.
This service's PIN number is:
6543
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If you are unable to view this stream at this time, you can revisit this link at a later time to watch a recording of the live event.

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• Internet Connection
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Thank you,
Macquarie Park Cemetery & Crematorium - Camellia Chapel

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Anzac, Nirimba, Stalwart, Moresby, Creswell, Waterhen, Penguin, Vampire, GMGID (PJP), Coonawarra, Attack, Ardent, Cook, Kuttabull, Cerberus.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:17 pm 
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:omg: Wow...! I just tested out the live-stream... :omg1: If the quality I saw is matched by the real thing, it will be :fantastic:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:00 pm 
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Rest In Peace Russ. :tear:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:32 pm 
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Hippy Chippy wrote:
:omg: Wow...! I just tested out the live-stream... :omg1: If the quality I saw is matched by the real thing, it will be :fantastic:


Yes, it is great quality video. Will have to wait and see what stream out on Monday to see if it matches this quality.

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