ANZ Retired Officers' Club (VIC)


Vale David Woods Respected Honorary Member of ANZROC Victoria


John Brown had a phone call from David's wife, Wendy, to advise that David passed away peacefully last night, 14 June 2020, aged 80.

David had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease many years ago, but had been able to make the most of his life with support from Wendy.

He was a Past President and Life Member of both the ANZ Bank Staff Social Club and the ANZ Basketball Club. He attended most of the Queen's Birthday ANZ Sporting Weekends at Wagga Wagga where he was a prominent player in the basketball team, and also played golf for the Victorian contingent. This was also where David first met Wendy.

He was a keen golfer and a regular at the ANZROC (Vic) Mansfield Trips , and for a number of years he also helped organise the very successful annual golf visits to Traralgon.

Wendy advised that David would be a privately cremated, however when the isolation days are over, a get-together for friends would be arranged.

David was well known and will be missed by many.

RIP David, another of the 'family' has left us.'

Vale Margaret Crawford


Sadly ANZROC Victoria President Ken’s wife Margaret passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 2nd. I spoke to Ken on Friday morning to express our condolences at this  difficult time.A notice is in Friday's Herald Sun.


The funeral service for Margaret will be held on Thursday June 11th at 10am. As you will be aware due to covid restrictions attendance will be very limited.


The live stream link is



Our thoughts are with Ken and his family .

Vale Jack Willoughby Respected Honorary Member of ANZROC Victoria

Gerry  McPherson let us know that there was a death notice in the Herald  Friday  for John James Willoughby  aged 94 who died on 25th May 2020…..the notice was placed by Box Hill RSL  


Jack served in the Royal Australian Navy towards  the end of  the World War2 conflict enlisting in Port Melbourne in June 1944 and on discharge in February 1947 was with the HMAS Manoora as a Signalman.


The latest newspaper notice is below from the family

WILLOUGHBY.— John James (Jack)

Passed away peacefully at Faversham House on May 25 2020 aged 94.

Devoted husband to Joan.
Brother of Glenys.
Loved father of Jill and Tony and father in law to Robert.
Adored Pop of Nicole, Janine, Simone, Amanda and Michael. Cherished great grandpa of Etienne, Raphael, Madeleine and Sebastien.

Forever in our hearts.

Privately cremated.

Our condolences are extended to Jack's family.