RFS vol­un­teers re­mem­ber a mate

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Ali­son Bald­ing

SHANES Park Ru­ral Fire Ser­vice vol­un­teers have formed a guard of hon­our at the fu­neral of their col­league Todd Arthur, who died of a heart at­tack.

The loss hit his com­rades hard and they have pledged to help sup­port Mr Arthur’s dev­as­tated fam­ily.

Mr Arthur was only 47 when he died, leav­ing be­hind his wife Doreen, who he was a full-time carer to.

His fa­ther Gus Arthur said his son’s death was “most un­ex­pected”.

While still com­ing to terms with his loss, Mr Arthur said he took com­fort in the sup­port of those who loved his son.

“Todd al­ways had time for oth­ers, ap­par­ently he has been very well loved by ev­ery­one he has met,” he said.

Shanes Park RFS cap­tain Bill Er­ring­ton said Mr Arthur was about to be pre­sented with a 10-year medal for ser­vice to the brigade.

A fundraiser has been set up to help Mr Arthur’s fam­ily. To do­nate, visit gofundme. com/ec3zn3tt.

Pic­ture: PHILLIP ROGERS

Shanes Park RFS vol­un­teers form a guard of hon­our at Todd Arthur’s fu­neral on Tues­day.

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