On a sad note, I regret to inform the Club community that Russell Wilson, a founding member of BBRD had died.
Russell passed away on Friday while in the ICU of the Toowoomba Base Hospital, and understandably his wife Sharron and son Douglas are distraught. His funeral is being organised by Heritage Funerals, Toowoomba and I understand is scheduled 10.30 am this Thursday (17 May). Notices in the Toowoomba Chronicle and the Heritage web site are due to be published tomorrow.
Russell was the Club’s Treasurer, an enthusiastic participant in Jujutsu, Kendo and Systema, a volunteer with the Queensland Rural Bushfire Service, and had worked for many years at USQ in the ICT section. He was a first responder in the aftermath of the 2011 floods that affected Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley, and a good friend to many.
I will post on the Club Facebook page any updates I receive regarding arrangements. Unfortunately, I will be in Bundaberg for Thursday, but I am sure we can organise some type of memorial on behalf of the Club.