7th March, 2017

Funeral Details


Date:     14th March, 2017

Time:     10.30am  St Marys Catholic Church Toukley

              Followed by burial at Toukley Cemetery (New Section)

Wake:    Solders Beach Surf Club 




On  Friday,   Col Stephens,  one of our most loyal and committed Rotarians, lost his battle with life. Col had been a Rotarian for many years before coming to Toukley Rotary Club after his former club, Lake Munmorah Rotary Club was closed in 2002 . He was a founding member of Lake Munmorah RC. 


Col was President of Toukley Rotary Club 2003-2004 and, during this year, the first female member was inducted, an historic moment in the life of the club.  He was responsible for securing a major sponsor (Valhalla Village's Darrell Smith) for the annual art show and the club was awarded the District Governor's trophy for small clubs. Col saw during his year the rebuilding of the Toukley Rotary Club after a number of members left the club.


He was instrumental in welcoming nine new members to the club, a record number. Col was a gentle man who contributed to our work with dedication and enthusiasm. Col was  awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship for his service to Rotary in 2011. He  will be greatly missed by all.


The Rotary Club of  Northlakes Toukley sends our deepest sympathies to Col's wife Ruth, his children,  Helen and Peter,  and their families.


We understand that the funeral will take place on Tuesday 14th March, 2017. I will supply details when they become available.


Col & Ruth 60th Wedding Anniversary January 2017

Col, Wednesday dinner meeting August, 2016