WESTERN AUSTRALIAN BUDGERIGAR COUNCIL (INC)

OBITUARIES

WE SAY FAREWELL TO THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WHO WERE GREAT SUPPORTERS OF THE HOBBY IN WA

1992† AUGUST

DOUG WIGHT-PICKEN

Sadly, we have to report the passing of one of the better known figures of the WA Budgerigar fancy.

Mr Doug Wight-Pickin passed away on Thursday 20th of August from a Coronary Attack. He was 47 years old. Our condolences go to his wife Carol and family.

Doug was a major contributor to the fancy over the years and was a founding member for a number of various clubs and branches. At the time of his death he was the President of the Budgerigar Society of W.A., having only just been re-elected to that august position on Tuesday last. He will be missed for his personality, his great depth of knowledge and his charisma; that special quality he had that made club meetings and meetings of budgerigar fanciers in general all that more interesting for his participation. Doug was a man of single minded purpose and firm conviction, he held fast to his beliefs and tried to convert others to his ideals.

Without question Doug has left his mark on the world and on the budgerigar fraternity in particular. His shoes will not easily be filled.

The fancy is poorer for his passing.

Mervyn Britton ......on behalf of the Budgerigar Breeders of W.A.

1994† MAY

PHIL SMITH

By now a lot of our members will have seen in the news paper that Phil Smith passed away on Wednesday 11th May 1994.

Phil was a valued West Coast member as well as being the State Ring Steward over the past two years.† Although a fairly new member Phil showed a definite skill in his breeding programme and had a good eye for a good bird and he always found the time to assist with club jobs where he was able.

Phil will be dearly missed by his wife and two sons as well as the club committee persons and the many members that Iím sure he helped along the way.

Goodbye Phil I know that you will find happiness and be at rest in your final resting place.

From all the Budgerigar Breeders of Western Australia.

1994† JULY

JIM CLARK

By now Iím sure that most members will have heard about the sad loss of one of our most valued and knowledgeable members JIM CLARK.† For those who didnít know him I can only say that it was your loss, for Jim was the sort of person who would always help, whether it was a new member or one of the more experienced, he was always there.

I myself [?] have known Jim since my early days with B.S.W.A. right through to the formation of the State Council which he always believed was the right way for the hobby to go in order to advance, to the forming of his own club and council branch Budgerigar Improvement Society.

Jim was there as State Show Manager when we hosted the Nationals here in 1981 and 1987. He was very active in the hobby for a great number of years, as member, committee person and on the state committee.†† Being such an active member he will be missed as a hobbyist and a dear friend of so many.

To Elsie and family our sincere condolences.

From the council committee all your fellow members and friends - Rest in peace.

1995 APRIL

LEN JOHNSTON

IT IS WITH REGRET THAT WE ANNOUNCE THE DEATH OF LEN JOHNSTON.

LEN WAS KNOWN TO MANY IN THE FANCY AND WILL BE SADLY MISSED BY ALL.† HE WAS A PAST PRESIDENT OF SOUTHSIDE BUDGERIGAR SOCIETY AS WELL AS BEING AN ACTIVE AND LONG SERVING COMMITTEE MEMBER.

LEN WAS ALSO PRESIDENT OF SOUTH WEST BUDGERIGAR CLUB (MANDURAH) INC [1992 Ė 1995]; SECRETARY OF PERTH BUDGERIGAR CLUB AND A TIRELESS WORKER FOR THE HOBBY IN WA.

ON BEHALF OF THE WABC AND ITS MEMBERS WE EXTEND OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE JOHNSTON FAMILY.

1996† JULY

KEITH RYMELL

Southside announces the sad loss of Mr Keith Rymell.

A founding member of Southside, Keith was a tireless worker who put everything he had into what ever he did.† He was a very determined man and when he made up his mind it was just about impossible to get him to change it. As well as holding various positions, some at the same time within his own club Keith also held the position of Council Treasurer for a number of years.

The other side of Keith that most people never saw was that of a family man. I had the good fortune to spend many an hour with†Keith and family, watching him with his grand daughter who he loved very much and listening to the stories he told. These were good times and shall not be forgotten.

To Marie and familv we express our sincere condolences and wish you all well in the future.

To Keith, we will miss you.††† Rest in Peace††††

1996 SEPTEMBER

MANNY CHEMLAL

The Executive Committee, Judges and members express our regret at the death of Manny Chemlal.† Manny moved here to Perth approximately 8 to 10 years ago.† He was a true Aviculturalist with first his breeding and exhibiting of Canaries and then as a breeder and exhibitor of Budgerigars.† Even with his health deteriorating rapidly Manny, still managed to participate with Carolyn, in his hobby.

To his wife Carolyn, two sons and daughter we extend our sincere condolences at your sad loss.

Manny will be missed at all branches of the Council where he regularly attended.

1997  DECEMBER   -    BOB EVANS

VALUED MEMBER OF SOUTHSIDE BUDGERIGAR SOCIETY (INC)
AND SOUTH WEST BUDGERIGAR CLUB (MANDURAH) INC

1998 FEBRUARY   -   EVAN DAVIES

Founding member of Melville District & Rockingham District Bird Societies. Evan was well known and a friend to many WABC members.

1998  MARCH   -   KEN KING

VALUED MEMBER OF SOUTHSIDE BUDGERIGAR SOCIETY (INC)
AND SOUTH WEST BUDGERIGAR CLUB (MANDURAH) INC.

1999 NOVEMBER   -   RUSTY HAMMER

A keen fancier and supporter.

2004† MARCH & 2006 AUGUST

DENNY & HILDA WILDBLOOD

It is with deep regret that I advise members of the passing of Denny Wildblood on 19th March 2004.†

It is with deep regret that I advise members of the passing of Hilda Wildblood August 2006

In earlier years Denny and Hilda were in the top echelon of exhibitors in this state; and also in England; prior to their arrival in Australia.† For anyone lucky enough to have had the opportunity to visit Denny and Hilda it was a journey down memory lane with visitors unable to leave without first viewing all the certificates and trophies won by them over the years.

Denny and Hilda will be sadly missed within the Budgerigar fraternity in Western Australia.†

2009 JULY

TREVOR DOIG

Trevor was the Co-founder of the South West Budgerigar Club [Mandurah] and worked tirelessly for the Club - Trevor was the inaugural President of the Club and in latter years held the position of Vice President and Show Manager and was an active exhibitor for many years.
In his younger days Trevor exhibited at the Budgerigar Improvement Society in Perth before moving to Mandurah.

2011 OCTOBER

LEN LARSEN

Len was a member of the South West Budgerigar Club [Mandurah] and a Delegate to the WABC when it reformed. Len was an outstanding contributor to the SW Club and the hobby in general - his enthusiasm and dedication has been sadly missed. Len left us way too early.

2013 APRIL

RUSSELL McMAHON

Russell was the Co-founder of the South West Budgerigar Club [Mandurah] and worked tirelessly for the Club. Russell held many positions in the Club including Vice President, Treasurer & Show Secretary.

2016 JULY

ROB HUGO

Rob has been in the hobby since he was 10 years of age. When he was 10 he built his first aviary, to hold his first budgies, in Kalgoorlie [WA]. Rob has shown birds for approx 35 years. If it has been done, he has probably done it. If it has been experienced, he has probably experienced it! Rob has worn many hats for this hobby:

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

President of the Metropolitan Budgerigar Club of WA (Inc); President of the Budgerigar Improvement Society; Secretary & Treasurer of Budgerigar Improvement Society; Vice President of RBCWA;
WA Colour & Standards Representative; WA Senior Judge; WA Judges Co-ordinator; WA Chief Team Carer.

Western Australian Budgerigar Council (Inc) Delegate; Vice Chairperson Western Australian Budgerigar Council (Inc);
WA BRASEA Representative; President of the WABC in the early nineties.

NATIONALLY

ANBC National Colour & Standards Co-ordinator; The Australian Crested Budgerigar Club Secretary/Treasurer.
In 2012 Rob was admitted into the ANBC HALL OF FAME [Service Division] for his contribution to the ANBC.