ANZ Retired Officers' Club (VIC)

Vale Stan Lancaster Respected Honorary Member of ANZROC Victoria on 28/5/2022 aged 87


We were very sorry to hear from Dierdre that her husband Stan Lancaster passed away from bronchial pneumonia on 28/5/2022

Our deepest condolences are conveyed to Dierdre and her family.


Stan Lancaster was born on 26/8/1934 – died 28/5/2022


He commenced his working life with the E.S. & A. Bank (January 1951 in Ballarat) which was in due course taken over by the ANZ Bank.

He was admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court on 1/10/1979 after studying part time while working in the bank. This involved early morning and late-night lectures outside of 9.00-5.00 working hours whilst he was also raising a young family.

When he turned 18 he had to register for National Service and served in the Navy, part of that time was on HMAS WAGGA, a mine sweeper. He always said he mainly learned how to polish brass.

His final position at the ANZ Bank was as Chief Legal Officer with quite a few solicitors working within his department.

He finally retired from the Bank in 1992 and enjoyed fly fishing and golf at Eastern Golf Club. Stan was a life member of The Victorian Fly Fishers’ Association. He enjoyed many adventures, travelling both overseas and within Australia, throughout his retirement.

Stan is survived by his wife of 62 years, Deirdre Lancaster, 2 daughters, 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.