ANZ Retired Officers' Club (VIC)


Vale Respected Honorary Member J.J.A.(Justin) CLEZY M.B.E. aged 85 years who passed away on 26/08/2021

Vale Respected Honorary Member J.J.A.(Justin) CLEZY M.B.E. aged 85 years who passed away on 26/08/2021


The family tribute in the Age “A humble warm and humorous gentleman who is at peace after a long illness. Sadly missed.”


Our condolences are extended to Judy and the Clezy family.

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ANZ Bank has a support program that provides a free counselling service to those who are experiencing distress for a variety of reasons. As a part of this program, they have extended this offering to the Retired Officers Club to have access to this program. When members of ANZROC make contact, they have their own dedicated option number to select from.

The Program is provided by Benestar, a leading provider of individual support, mental health and wellbeing programs and is provided independently from ANZ.


Overview of the program

Funded by ANZ at no cost to the Retired Officer, this allows you to speak with a qualified and experienced clinician across a wide range of issues such as bereavement, domestic violence, elder abuse, the impacts from a natural disaster, your mental health, family, relationships and work. The service operates 24/ 7 / 365 and there is a maximum of 2 days as to when contact is made for an appointment.

Please note the program is not available to family and friends and is confidential with ANZ only receiving de-identified information pertaining to key presenting issues and State breakdowns.

The program is available now and the phone number is 1800 273 239 (option 2)

A link to an information brochure follows:


ANZROC Counselling support

Vale Bill Gardiner Respected Honorary Member of ANZROC Victoria


Margaret Gardiner, wife of our respected Honorary Member W.R. (Bill) Gardiner advised that her husband aged 90 years passed away on Thursday 5th August 2021.


Bill retired from the bank as Manager Rosebud and has lived on the Mornington Peninsula from retirement.


Margaret said the funeral was by invitation only as the Covid lockdown limitations are in force.


Our condolences are extended to Margaret and her family.

Vale Gerry McPherson Respected Life Member of ANZROC Victoria

President Ken advises that due to the restriction to 50 people able to attend  the funeral service for Gerry, the service  will be live streamed  at 2pm on Wednesday 4th August  and the link to the service is below:


“Please see below the link to the Tribute Page on our Tobin Brothers Funerals website. 

This is where the Webcast/Live Streaming can be viewed. 

Through this site you can view the webcast, light a virtual candle and leave a tribute or message.

I hope you find this helpful.”



Ken Crawford advised It is with much sorrow and sadness that I advise that Gerry McPherson passed away this morning at 4:30 am with Faye at his side. Gerry was 96 years.


Gerry was a Life member of ANZROC and was Treasurer for 23 years, retiring from that position in 2009


We were fortunate to have him and Faye attend our ANZAC meeting in April where he gave a talk on his WW2 service and which has been repeated in the last two newsletters.


Vale Gerry



Gerry McPherson

(From Ken Crawford and John Brown)

Gerry was born on 14 November, 1924 in Horsham, Victoria.

He had 44 years of service with the ANZ.

He enlisted on 29 January 1943 and embarked for England on 17 November 1943.

During the war (WW2) he was a rear gunner attached to Lancaster Bomber group, RAF Squadron #186, #5 Group flying out of Stradishall, Suffolk UK.

He was the recipient of France’s “Legion of Honour” in 2015.

Val Goldsworthy (ANZROC member) once ask Gerry about the Cathedral in Cologne (Germany) as it was not damaged during the war and Gerry advised that the Cathedral was a checkpoint for Navigators so it’s preservation was essential for Navigators for air raid directions.

Gerry (and wife Fay) was on the Odd Bods committee (an associated RSL group) for several years.

Gerry was Treasurer of ANZROC from 1984 to 2009, 25 years and was granted Life membership in 1995.

"Gerry was elected to the ANZROC (Vic) committee, and in 1984 he took on the role of Treasurer, a position he held for 25 years, an enormous commitment.

During his time as Treasurer, member details were recorded on around 800 individual hand-written cards that also contained records of annual subscription payments. The cards were held in alphabetical order in about 10 binders.

In those days, member subscription payments were made either by cheque or cash - no electronic payments - and financial records were meticulously hand written by Gerry into a journal for reconciliation with the bank statements each month. As you can imagine, this was a very time consuming job, and I am sure that Fay would have assisted Gerry during the busy times.

Gerry enjoyed his time as Treasurer, but he was happy to hand over the role in 2010 when it was decided to transfer the records and financial accounting to the computerised MYOB system."