It is with much sadness we regret to inform you of the passing of our Life Honorary Member, former Chief Fire Officer, Donald Alistair McErlich (Don Snr, PopaDon), on Sunday 17 March 2019.

Don joined the Silverdale Volunteer Fire Brigade on 15 June 1953, and was Chief Fire Officer of both Silverdale and Manly Volunteer Fire Brigade's from 1984 to 1990.

Don was the first of three generations of McErlich's to join our fire brigade, with his son Donald, and grandson Donald, both following in his footsteps.

Don is survived by his wife Judy, son Donald, daughter Heather, their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Don's life will be held at the Hibiscus Coast RSA, 43a Vipond Road, Stanmore Bay, Auckland, at 10:00am, Saturday 23 March 2019.

Fire and Emergency personnel are requested to wear undress uniform without caps.

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