Larry Park’s Funeral

Message received from Larry’s daughter:

“Hi, it’s Nicole Park. Here are the details for Dad’s funeral:
Thursday, 4th February at 12:30pm
South Chapel
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Camden Valley Way, Leppington

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, only 36 people are allowed to be seated inside for the service while up to 300 people are allowed to stand outside. There are two large television screens outside with sound to observe the service.

For those who are unable to attend, there is the option to watch Dad’s funeral via video streaming. If you would like the link for this, please send an email to before Thursday.

Also due to the current restrictions, we have been unable to hold an organised function for the wake. Following Dad’s funeral, Mum, Matt, Dan and I will be going to Gledswood Hills Country Club (91 The Hermitage Way, Gledswood Hills) and you are welcome to join us to have lunch and a few drinks to celebrate Dad’s life and remember all of the good times we shared with him.

If anyone would like to speak at Dad’s funeral or provide a reflection for the service, please let me know.”

Mates for ever

Richard Carter

Richard has been fighting a cancer that started in a kidney, but has spread to other parts of his body, for over five years. He is in discomfort and pain. Needless to say, the outlook is not good.

Because of his condition and the various medications, Richard can’t always answer or respond to telephone calls, but he certainly appreciates hearing from classmates, so if a phone call doesn’t appeal, send him an email to:

Or message to: 0417 521 536

Our thoughts, prayers and best wishes go out to him.

Larry Park

Our NSW classmates connect via a WhatsApp group called KLINK RMC 68-72. More very sad news was posted yesterday that Larry Park has been informed by his doctors of cancer in his liver and other parts of his body. No further treatment is possible.

Larry is being supported by classmates from 1968 and 1969 – mates for ever. All our thoughts are with Larry, Janice and family.

A Message from Barb Callan

It is hard for me to find the right words to express myself,  but inadequate as this seems, l would like to thank you all for your messages of condolence.  Ian’s funeral was a great event that we felt was a fitting testament to the man he was and am so thankful that we were able to share it with so many of you.
I would also like to thank all those who shared Ian’s journey last year. Your support during the year gave both of us a huge lift every time you made contact, either in person or by phone or email, and was very much appreciated.
Now it’s all over l still keep expecting him to walk in the door. I am so thankful that l have moved to our apartment and that Ian was able to live here for his final few weeks, we both love it.
So please don’t lose touch – Ian was,  as you all know, a great one for staying in touch, and l intend to keep that going.
My sincere thanks to the Class of ‘72
With love, till we meet again
Barb (and Callo) xxxx

Recording of Live Stream-Callo’s Funeral

The live stream of Callo’s funeral is now available. I’m assuming that if you received the forwarded invitation you can watch it using your own credentials. I have tried to downbload it, but there are costs involved which I need to follow through to confirm. As I understand it, the recording is available for 90 days. Anyone who doesn’t have a login can use mine – the email address is and the passwoird is FZWZCN. Go to, and enter those details above: I have done so and it worked, so fingers crossed!

A Last Wave from Callo

Last Wave
Callo’s funeral service yesterday (29 December) was an accurate and appropriate farewell to our mate. His two sons beautifully captured the family man that he was, and will continue to be in their and our memories. John Black delivered a fitting and lovely eulogy for a good mate just held it together. I reckon Callo would have been very (unusually) quietly  happy with his send off. As well as what appeared to be a full house at Somerville, many of the class watched the live stream.