It with sadness that we advise the passing of ex SSO and ex Officer-in-charge, Arthur Plummer, of Sumner Volunteer Fire Brigade.

Arthur passed away at age 97.

Arthur serves some 34 years in the brigade and may have been the last remaining firefighter to have attended the Ballantyne's fire in 1947.

He had been the President of the Canterbury Provincial Fire Brigades Association in 1963.

A private family ceremony has already been held.

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