Registry of Ex Military Land Rovers

REMLR General => IN MEMORIAM => Topic started by: Carzee on May 28, 2018, 07:05:04 PM

Title: Vale Stephen Stansfield, ex-Ambulanceman, REMLR Member 001
Post by: Carzee on May 28, 2018, 07:05:04 PM
Late this afternoon news was posted on Facebook that Stephen Stansfield had passed away after a long illness.

I had a call with him recently after the 70th Celebration in Cooma and he had returned to his home and begun catching up on telephone messages. Stephen was very interested in details of the Land Rovers and people who attended and he said he really missed out not be able to attend. Stephen also spoke about his efforts to have Norma Jean and his very complete medic gear collection preserved by a museum.

This news is very saddening and my condolences to his close friends and family.

RIP.

Stephen was REMLR member number 1.

(http://www.remlr.com/photos/pics1/njdash.jpg)

http://www.remlr.com/stst.html (http://www.remlr.com/stst.html)

http://www.remlr.com/remlr-history.htm (http://www.remlr.com/remlr-history.htm)

http://www.remlr.com/sheds/ssshed.html (http://www.remlr.com/sheds/ssshed.html)

Title: Re: Vale Stephen Stansfield, ex-Ambulanceman, REMLR Member 001
Post by: The ho hars on May 28, 2018, 07:15:32 PM
Rest in piece Stephen.  We loved your ambulance and our trips together.  RIP
Title: Re: Vale Stephen Stansfield, ex-Ambulanceman, REMLR Member 001
Post by: pop058 on May 28, 2018, 07:37:57 PM
very sad news indeed.
Title: Re: Vale Stephen Stansfield, ex-Ambulanceman, REMLR Member 001
Post by: muddy on May 28, 2018, 07:55:41 PM

  RIP mate
Title: Re: Vale Stephen Stansfield, ex-Ambulanceman, REMLR Member 001
Post by: Barefoot dave on May 28, 2018, 08:28:02 PM
RIP Stephen.
Title: Re: Vale Stephen Stansfield, ex-Ambulanceman, REMLR Member 001
Post by: Outlaw on May 28, 2018, 09:03:17 PM
RIP Stephen :(
Title: Re: Vale Stephen Stansfield, ex-Ambulanceman, REMLR Member 001
Post by: Carzee on May 29, 2018, 07:06:20 PM
Waiting on a quote for a flower arrangement. Msg soon on REMLR and here.
Title: Re: Vale Stephen Stansfield, ex-Ambulanceman, REMLR Member 001
Post by: BEARMAN on May 30, 2018, 02:41:29 AM
RIP Stephen. And my condolences to his family.
Title: Re: Vale Stephen Stansfield, ex-Ambulanceman, REMLR Member 001
Post by: Carzee on May 30, 2018, 07:36:09 PM
We have a email quote for a flower arrangement at the memorial service. I sent a photoshop of the arrangement I thought well suited to Stephen (see attached file below) and the local florist is saying they can do it and it will be $150.

Any members who wishes to contribute to the arrangement please send the money to REMLR's normal account using a EFT or Direct deposit and please write in the "Description" window "SSflowers" to aid the book-keeping:

Acc Name: Registry of Ex Military Land Rovers Inc
BSB: 037608
Acc: 553286
Institution: Westpac Bank Tas.

The donations (as a total) for the flowers and the florist's invoice will both appear in the annual treasurer's report.

Thank you in advance.

Here is the arrangement design for Stephen in red and white carnations...

Title: Re: Vale Stephen Stansfield, ex-Ambulanceman, REMLR Member 001
Post by: BEARMAN on May 31, 2018, 05:42:40 AM
Well done Ross, a fitting flower arrangement for an ex ambo.
Title: Re: Vale Stephen Stansfield, ex-Ambulanceman, REMLR Member 001
Post by: The ho hars on May 31, 2018, 08:11:46 AM
Money is hitting the account already for the flowers.  I will let you know how much in a couple of days.
Title: Re: Vale Stephen Stansfield, ex-Ambulanceman, REMLR Member 001
Post by: dugite on May 31, 2018, 08:28:18 AM
Thanks for doing all that Ross, it is very much appreciated :)
Title: Re: Vale Stephen Stansfield, ex-Ambulanceman, REMLR Member 001
Post by: The ho hars on May 31, 2018, 03:09:21 PM
To date $70.00
Title: Re: Vale Stephen Stansfield, ex-Ambulanceman, REMLR Member 001
Post by: The ho hars on June 01, 2018, 09:01:22 AM
To date $120.00 has been raised.
Title: Re: Vale Stephen Stansfield, ex-Ambulanceman, REMLR Member 001
Post by: Carzee on June 01, 2018, 11:01:04 AM
Well thats excellent in just a couple of days.
Maybe some waiting on payday and it will reach the target.
Title: Re: Vale Stephen Stansfield, ex-Ambulanceman, REMLR Member 001
Post by: The ho hars on June 05, 2018, 07:15:29 PM
$145.00 to date has been raised.
Title: Re: Vale Stephen Stansfield, ex-Ambulanceman, REMLR Member 001
Post by: Carzee on June 05, 2018, 09:54:36 PM
Sorted then.
Now we just wait for the details of when the service will be held.
Title: Re: Vale Stephen Stansfield, ex-Ambulanceman, REMLR Member 001
Post by: The ho hars on June 08, 2018, 03:41:17 PM
Some one deposited money on 6th June with no name or REMLR No, from Bank Vic.  Is it for flowers or something else?  If it is flowers we have more than enough to pay for them.
Title: Re: Vale Stephen Stansfield, ex-Ambulanceman, REMLR Member 001
Post by: The ho hars on June 09, 2018, 07:49:04 AM
Some one deposited money on 6th June with no name or REMLR No, from Bank Vic.  Is it for flowers or something else?  If it is flowers we have more than enough to pay for them.

Received a PM, it was for Flowers.
Title: Re: Vale Stephen Stansfield, ex-Ambulanceman, REMLR Member 001
Post by: The ho hars on June 18, 2018, 07:27:07 PM
Memorial will be held 26th June Boonah RSL

Mrs hh
 
Title: Re: Vale Stephen Stansfield, ex-Ambulanceman, REMLR Member 001
Post by: Carzee on June 18, 2018, 09:05:54 PM
Well, thats a week. I will contact the florist asap i suppose. Will someone pickup the flowers?
Title: Re: Vale Stephen Stansfield, ex-Ambulanceman, REMLR Member 001
Post by: The ho hars on June 23, 2018, 09:48:55 AM
We are going to the funeral in the 101.  Will pay for the flowers when we get there, have sorted it with the florist.
Title: Re: Vale Stephen Stansfield, ex-Ambulanceman, REMLR Member 001
Post by: Carzee on June 23, 2018, 10:39:17 AM
Are any others members attending the service, with or without a ex-mil vehicle? It would be great to have some Ambulances there.
Title: Re: Vale Stephen Stansfield, ex-Ambulanceman, REMLR Member 001
Post by: Carzee on June 26, 2018, 08:47:47 AM
Well the day has arrived. Thinking of Stephen today.

The forecast is for possible showers. :(
Title: Re: Vale Stephen Stansfield, ex-Ambulanceman, REMLR Member 001
Post by: DennisM on June 26, 2018, 11:19:10 AM
Yes sad day for his friends and family, ? it's only a memorial service today ? is it not cheers dennis
Title: Re: Vale Stephen Stansfield, ex-Ambulanceman, REMLR Member 001
Post by: The ho hars on June 26, 2018, 03:54:12 PM
No Rain here today.  The service was a Memorial, I would say at least 60 people attended.  A few Ambulance officers and several ex service men and women.  Spoke to his 2 sons and they are taking Steven's ashes to be scattered in Cabramurra where Steven grew up while his father worked on the Snowy Hydro Scheme.  There were us, Muddy and ZD534 attending the service the only military vehicle there was our 101.  I will start another thread on what is happening to Stevens Ambulance.

Title: Re: Vale Stephen Stansfield, ex-Ambulanceman, REMLR Member 001
Post by: DennisM on June 26, 2018, 04:59:25 PM
I have been on the lookout for a mutual friend who grew up with him in Cabramurra, their fathers worked together on the Snowy scheme
Title: Re: Vale Stephen Stansfield, ex-Ambulanceman, REMLR Member 001
Post by: Carzee on June 26, 2018, 07:55:04 PM
Thanks for all the details and the photo of the flowers. Interesting about the number of people attending and the Cabramurra connections.