To the families of those whose name we commemorate,
please remember that your loved one will always be in our thoughts and hearts.
This memorial is now sacred ground and you are welcome to visit this place at any time.
I expect you to pass this way but once;
Any good therefore that I can do for you,
Or any kindness that I can show to you, a fellow creature, let me know.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
For you may not pass this way again.
(Written by Craigieburn SES Member, Paul Ledwich, in the Unit’s 15th Anniversary History)
Volunteer Frederick Gordon Tyrrell had been a member of the Unit serving from 1994 to 2009. Fred qualified for operational status at age eighty and served the SES with distinction for fifteen years; achieving many awards and commendations. Fred was also the driving force behind the re-establishment of ANZAC Day service in Craigieburn and he played a significant role in the relocation of the War Memorial to a more prominent site.
Volunteer Neil Ronald Ferguson was a foundation member of the Unit serving from 1981 to 1987 – Neil played a pivotal role in the early days of the Unit and worked hard in helping the Unit establish its Headquarters complex.
Staff Officer Rosalyn Dawn Macartney served as both a member of the Rodney and Craigieburn Units from 1982 to 1996 – Ros served as a Staff Officer for many years and made a positive and lasting contribution to the Unit.
Volunteer Charles Thomas Pickett served from 1988 to 1990 – Charlie joined the Unit while in his retirement and proved to be a strong and dedicated volunteer, until ill health led to his retirement from SE.
Volunteer Glenda (Wray) Lambert served from 1993 until she died in 1994 – While only serving a short period with the Unit until she was called to God, Glenda’s happy personality would have ensured her a very bright future as a member of the SES.
Volunteer Noel Philip Ford served from 2005 until he passed away in May 2008 – Noel was a true gentleman who gave one hundred per cent to everything he undertook in SES. While he served for three years, he achieved the qualifications of a volunteer twice that service, through sheer perseverance.
Supporter Kevin Campbell (Craigieburn Lions Club) Kevin’s dynamic personality and commitment to the Unit helped raise thousands of dollars for new equipment and vehicles.
Craigieburn SES Unit Prayer
‘The Rescuers’ Intercession’
Dear Lord, calm my fear lest I hesitate
and guide my judgement as I go forward;
Steady my hand that it be true and not waiver
and open my heart to those in need;
Protect those that we work to save and
cherish those who pass to your care;
Stand by my side, so that I shall not fall
and lead us back to those we love;
Welcome us when you call for us and
care for those we leave behind.