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Dennis Coffey 1/67

It is with deep regret that I advise that 1732683 Dennis Brian Coffey – AAAvn Corps passed away peacefully

on 14 September 2013.

Dennis was born on 28 March 1945 in Brisbane.

For those who may not remember Dennis Coffey he was a fixed wing pilot with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from

29 April 1970 until 01 May 1971. From Vietnam he was posted to 171 Air Cav Flt at Holsworthy until June 1972.

Dennis flew in excess of 1200 hours whilst posted to 161 in Vietnam. Dennis had the honour of flying Cessna 180

A98-045 on its last flight in Vietnam on 14 February 1971. The 161 Cessna’s were subsequently returned to Australia.

Dennis ended up at Oakey for a number of years before he got out of the Army serving at 173 Gen Spt Sqn and

the School of Army Aviation.

I think it was in the late 70’s (1976) that Dennis flew one of our Pilatus Porter across Australia to win the Benson

& Hedges Air Race.

Many will remember Dennis’s involvement in sport both in the Army and after he got out of the Army where he became

involved internationally with Touch football.

Dennis Coffey’s involvement within the sport spanned over three decades, being the inaugural National Coaching Director

of the organisation and the National Coaching Director between the years of 2000-2010.

He was previously an Australian Touch Football representative, playing in the 1988 World Cup as well as against New Zealand in 1991.

Dennis had been battling some major health issues since mid to late 2012 after being diagnosed with cancer however, whilst on a trip

to the Middle East in May/June of this year he became very ill and was subsequently diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.

He was hospitalised in Abu Dhabi until he was well enough to be medevac’d back to Australia where he was admitted to the Wesley

hospital in Brisbane. During the past week Dennis was moved to the Buderim Private Hospital so that he could be closer to his family.

Unfortunately his condition continued to deteriorated and he passed away peacefully on 14th September 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with Carol, Son Andrew, daughter Emma and their extended families.

Dennis will be dearly missed by those who had the pleasure of knowing him.

dennis



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The Deane-Butcher family have advised  that John passed away peacefully in his sleep at 500 hrs on 9th September 2013.

 

John was a member of the first national service intake, a graduate of the first class of OTU Scheyville and commanded  9 Platoon C Company during the tiger’s first tour of Vietnam. The sad loss of a good friend.



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List of Deceased Scheyvillians

 ( Click on Surnames in blue to access  obituaries and details)

Neil Adams   1/66
Ross Adams   2/69
John Ainsworth   2/67
Max Almond   DS
Barry Anderson   3/68
Warren Ashfield   4/70
Fred Atkinson   2/69
Clifford Bailey   Instructor / SI
Gregory Baker   1/70
Tim Bakker   01/73 OCS
Alec Ball   3/66
David Barker   2/72
Gordon Barwell   3/69
Tony Beddison   3/69
Robin Bennett   3/72
Brian Betts   DS
Alex Bomm   1/65
Graham Botwright   2/66
Malcolm Boyle   1/67
Brian Boylson   1/68
Brian Brand   1/69
John Brebner   4/69
David Bridge   3/69
Lyle Brown   1/65
Noel Brunker   3/67
Richard Bryant   2/70
Robert Buchan   4/71
Geoffrey Butts   1/72
Alan Cameron   1/70
Stewart Cameron   01/72 OCS
Michael Chapman   4/71
David Chivell   1/70
David Christie   1/68
Lawrence Clark   DS
Christopher Clarke   3/67
Geoffrey Clisdell   1/70
Peter Coats   2/69
Dennis Coffey   1/67
Philip Cogan   4/72
Geoffrey Colless   1/71
Terry Coman   1/69
Peter Commerford   4/68
Gavan Connell 1/71
Bob Cooper   1/66
Owen Cosgriff   4/71
Brent Couper   1/70
Douglas Cribb   1/65
Lindsay Cutler   1/69
Noel Dalton   3/70
Phillip Davies   DS
Craig Davis   3/66
Philip Dawe   Instructor
John Dawson   1/72
John Deane-Butcher   1/65
Donald (Trick) Dennis   1/65
Michael Dobney   4/70
Brian Donegan   1/70
Ray Dousset   01/73 OCS
William Dunn   3/69
Glen Duus   1/65
Raymond Earl   1/65
Paul Egan   1/71
Ian England   1/65
William Evans   2/72
William Ferguson   3/66
Bob Fielding   4/70
Tim Fischer   3/66
George Fisk   1/65
Gordon Fitzgerald   SI
Gary Fizzell   DS
Murray Fletcher   2/66
Dick Flint   Chief Instructor
Brian Foreman   1/70
Walter Foreman   3/68
Peter Fox   2/70
John Fraser   2/65
Maxwell Fraser   4/69
Ian Furlonger   02/72 OCS
Ian Gaunt   1/66
Ian Geddes   Commandant
Brian Gill   2/68
 Michael Gillespie   1/65
George Giummarra   1/70
Bruce Gladman   4/71
Colin Gray   1/72
Russell Green   1/70
Anthony Green   2/68
Lawrence Griffiths   2/65
Christopher Gunn   4/68
Klaus Hahn   01/73 OCS
Anthony Hammett   DS 65
David Harley   2/70
Michael Hart   2/69
David Haskett   2/65
Joe Hassan   2/67
Barry Hawkins   DS
Byron Hayes   1/65
Terry Hayes   3/67
Robert Healy   1/69
Russ Henderson   4/67
Lynton Herron   1/65
Warren Hind   1/69
William Hindson   DS
John Hogan   1/69
John Howard   3/66
Lynn Hummerston   1/69
Christopher Humphreys   1/68
Richard Jackson   3/67
Rick Jarrett   2/69
Alan Jellie   3/67
Peter Johns   3/66
James Johnstone   3/72
Chris Joscelyne   1/68
David Kaethner   2/69
Paul Kearney 4/71
Donald Keith   DS
Gary Kendrick   1/65
Brian Kelleher   DS
David Kerr   Commandant
Czeslaw Krawczyk   4/69
Charles Koch   2/67
John Landsberry   4/67
Terrence Langlands   2/67
Gregory Lamb   2/72
Luciano Lapuma   1/71
Peter Lauder   2/66
Vlastimil Lauterbach   3/72
John Lawson   1/68
Brian LeDan   DS 65
Peter Lee   1/70
Douglas Leeden   2/68
Lex Levy   Padre  3TB
Antoni Leweczko   3/71
Colin Linklater   2/65
John Littlewood   3/72
Guy Lloyd   2/67
Grahame Loadsman   2/65
Paul Logan   02/72 OCS
Brian Longue   1/65
David Lord   1/67
Malcolm MacFarlane   4/71
Peter Macfetters   2/65
Digby Mackworth   1/66
Leslie Maike   1/67
Rick Main   3/67
Stan Maizey   Chief Instructor
Stan Maizey   Chief Instructor
Humphry Maltman   1/72
John Mangan   3/70
Peter Mansfield   2/72
Robert Martin   2/65
John Masters   1/71
Ian Mathers   1/70
James Mayhew   1/67
Kevin McAnuff   2/72
Brian McCaffrey   3/66
Richard McCubbin   1/69
Joe McCulloch   2/72 OCS
Daniel McDaniel   4/67
Dick McEvoy   1/67
Michael McEwan   4/71  
John McGrath   3/70
Malcolm McIntosh   2/72
Ross McKeand   1/69
John McKenner   Instructor
Des McKenzie   2/66
David Mee   3/66
Kit Miles   Commandant
Neil Mitchell   2/72
Bruce Monotti   2/69
Dale Moon   3/68
Lawrence Moon   RSM
Leslie Morgan   2/68
Max Napper 1/71
Richard Nicholls   1/66
Terrence Nunn   1/65
O. O’Brien   DS 65-66
Peter O’Brien   4/70
Jon O’Connell   3/68
Brian O’Sullivan   3/68
Keith Outridge   Commandant
Robert Owens   1/66
John Parker   1/70
Anthony Parkes   4/69
David Paterson   1/67
Kim Patterson   DS
Warwick Patton   2/65
Peter Peelgrane   3/69
Ronald Peters   1/70
Adrian Pitcher   1/67
Alan Plummer   1/65
David Presgrave   DS
Terry Properjohn   1/65
Anthony Pullen   2/66
Mick Reynolds   3/66
Glenn Riley   4/69
Kerry Rinkin   1/65
Brian Roberts   1/70
Malcolm Robinson   4/66
John Robinson   3/72
Cyril Rodoreda   3/71
David Roubin   1/65
Leon Rowe   4/71
Anthony Schiess   2/67
Howard Sattler   3/68
Bruce Scrivenor   Instructor / SI
Gordon Sharp   1/65
Ray Sheedy   2/70
Kevin Shoppee   3/70
Peter Simonds   2/68
Ian Sinnott   1/67
Graeme Smith   3/68
Malcolm Smith   3/66
Anthony Sonneveld   1/70
Peter Spurling   3/66
Robert Stach   1/68
John Studdert   Commandant
Brian Sullivan   1/66
Terrence Summers   1/70
Robert Sydes   3/70
David Taylor   4/66
Leonard Taylor   1/66
Paul Terry   4/67
Bob Thomson   3/66
Robert Thornley   1/70
Gary Ticehurst   4/72
Lawrence Tilbrook   DS
David Tomkins   1/70
Christopher Topp   2/68
John Tucker   1/71
Eric Tucker   2/71
John Urquhart   1/70
Martin Vincent   01/72 OCS
Mark Walker   01/73 OCS
Neil Wallace   2/68
Colin Ward   2/68
Lachlan Warlters   2/67
Bill Watson   2/69
Peter Webber   4/66
John Webster   1/67
Neil Weekes   1/67
William Wheelock   2/72
Percy White   DS
Ronald Whiteford   2/68
David Woidt   2/67
John Yenn 2/72
David Zach 1/70