ANZ Retired Officers' Club (VIC)


Vale Keith Higgs Respected Honorary Member of Anzroc Victoria

ANZROC member  Dianne Newton was advised by her friend Bernadette, daughter of Keith Higgs that  our Honorary Member Keith had passed away in Colac yesterday 18/06/2019  at the age of 84 years


Keith was a regular attendee to our lunches with his great mate the late Laurie Foord  but after Laurie’s passing moved to a Nursing Home in Colac to be near his daughter but he has been in poor health for some years.


Our condolences are extended to Keith's family.


There will be a private funeral in Colac for family but Bernadette is hosting a family gathering at her home 30 Ligar Street, Colac (phone 0426 910 703) from 1pm on 30th June. ANZROC members are welcome to call in but I suggest you call beforehand. Dianne Newton and husband Ron will be in Colac on the day and will represent ANZROC.

Vale Peter O'Brien Respected Member of Anzroc

Sadly Peter O'Brien has passed away aged 68 after a 2 year illness.

Our condolences are extended to Peter's family

Peter worked in IT at ANZ for 22 years including a term in London. He will be missed.

The Funeral Service for Peter will be held in the St Bede's Chapel, Gate 13, Palermo Street, Mentone on TUESDAY June 11 2019 commencing at 2.30pm. Parking in the Mentone RSL carpark, 9 Palermo Street, Mentone

Vale Neville James Elvish Respected Honorary Member of Anzroc

We were sorry to hear of the passing of Neville Elvish from his son Brett.



Our condolences are extended to Neville's family.


Neville was one of the pioneers of the Computer Department at ANZ.



The ANZ Bank (and all its incarnations) was such an important part of my Dad’s life that I wanted to let you know of Dad’s passing.  Neville James Elvish started at the Wodonga branch as a junior messenger in 1950/51 at the age of 15 ½ years.  In 1958, Dad was transferred to the Swan Street Richmond (Victoria) branch where Mum (Sheril Joy Elvish) was working.  They married on 28 November 1959, and have been together ever since.  In Dad’s younger years he coached the  ANZ Bank football team, which was another outlet for his competitive spirit.  Near the end of his career, Dad was fortunate to be able to have a leadership role and introduce computer technology into branches facilitating electronic processing and allowing central real time records of bank transactions, as well as the introduction of ATMs.  At the time, very few people really appreciated the significance of this work, and how it would change our lives.  As we now know, it was the initial foundations for our now digital lives.  Acronyms like EFTPOS were second nature to me as we regularly discussed the various challenges and opportunities of electronic banking during my childhood.


The video below was co-produced by Dad and profiles the work in his last few years at the bank.


Dad is survived by his wife Sheril Elvish, children Jan Elvish, Craig Elvish and Brett Elvish, and grandchildren, Daniel Foote, Laura Foote, Adam Elvish, Tarryn Elvish, Kaelah Elvish and Panadda Jurai.



Brett Elvish




The funeral service will be Saturday 8 June at 11am at Tobin Brothers Mt Martha, Victoria.




Vale Respected Honorary Member Nola Forsyth aged 89

Daughter Heather Campbell advised that her mother and our Honorary member Nola Forsyth passed away  02/04/2019 aged 89 years.

Nola was the long time organiser of annual ANZ Collins Street branch reunions and enjoyed hosting members that over the years included many of our past members such as the late Charles Rennie. She moved into a nursing home in Ashwood some 6 years ago, but she still enjoyed receiving our Anzroc newsletters.

Our condolences are extended to Nola's family.