Tribute to Mr Peter John Turnbull
TRIBUTE TO MR PETER JOHN TURNBULL
Motion by the Hon. SHAOQUETT MOSELMANE agreed to:
1. That this House notes that Mr Peter John Turnbull, a devoted community volunteer in Hillston, New South Wales, passed away unexpectedly at age 60 on 23 April 2012.
2. That this House notes that:
3. That this House notes the services of Peter John Turnbull and expresses condolences to his family and the Hillston community.
(a) Mr Turnbull was born Peter John Best on 20 October 1951,
(b) Mr Turnbull was the eldest of three children but was then adopted by Mavis and William Turnbull of Maroubra, New South Wales,
(c) Mr Turnbull grew up in Maroubra, New South Wales, before enlisting in the Royal Australian Infantry in 1972,
(d) Mr Turnbull moved to Hillston, New South Wales, in 1980 to work as a panel beater and mechanic with the local smash repair business where he was affectionately known as "Putty Pete",
(e) Mr Turnbull was a devoted community volunteer, assisting with the Hillston RSL Anzac Day celebrations on an annual basis and volunteering with the Hillston State Emergency Service Unit,
(f) highlights of Mr Turnbull's involvement with Hillston State Emergency Service Unit since joining in 2005 included assisting with cyclone disaster operations in Northern Queensland, volunteering during floods at Wagga Wagga and surrounding regions in 2012, and assisting with building the new Hillston State Emergency Service unit headquarters,
(g) Mr Turnbull is survived by his two daughters, Kelly and Michelle, and five grandchildren, and
(h) Mr Turnbull is greatly missed by the Hillston community, including his fellow volunteers at the Hillston State Emergency Service unit.