Vale Mal Caldwell RIP
At 2.30am on Monday morning 17 June our oldest member passed away peacefully in Kempsey on the Mid North Coast.
Mal Caldwell (93old) father of Keith (President), father-in-law to Maria (Registrar) grand-father of Jamie (Director of Education) & great grand- father of Taj (Nippers).
Mal with his wife Claire (dec) along with Keith as a 15old moved to live in Woonona & thus beginning the journey as members of Bulli Surf Life Saving Club. Over 44yrs involvement with Bulli SLSC & prior with South West Rocks SLSC (gained his bronze medallion in 1965).
Mal loved the club, watched his son compete & travel all over the country attending State & Aussie Champs. Towed the club gear trailer for many years, assisting on working bees around the club, set up for carnivals, loved the social aspect & meeting new clubbie friends. Always the first & last to leave at carnivals & any social event with Claire.
RIP Mal....gone to the big surf club in the sky🙏❤
Dear members & friends,
Celebration of Mal Caldwell 93 years on the planet!
Wednesday 26 June 2019 10am Frederickton Crematorium 8 Everinghams Lane, Frederickton NSW (just north of Kempsey).
Drinks & lunch afterwards at Smithtown Pub.
From President Keith, "Thank you so much to everybody that has sent messages, phoned us & make comments on social media about dad's passing. We have been blown away with the love & support from so many people & our family really appreciates it from the bottom of our hearts. 4 generations of family in the surf club at one time now down to 3 with my son Jamie & his son Taj in nippers. Dad loved the surf club as most would have realised. I have spoken with club members & friends, I mentioned about not getting stressed if you can't make the celebrations, totally understand with costs & work commitments. Some of dad's ashes will be spread off Bulli Beach at a later stage."