Belatedly, our thoughts are with Evelyn and her family as they come terms with the loss of Alan. May the memories of happier times sustain them in the days ahead.
How beautiful to have read all messages from people Alan has been involved with and been loved. An easy man to love. The above people and myself will have you constantly in our thoughts Evelyn.
You are truly a beautiful person Evelyn, and admired by many…especially the P L’s and me Our Love JUNE Smith.
To Evelyn and family
Our thoughts are with you. Alan’s many decades of involvement and commitment to the fire brigade and community organisations, is a legacy that will live on.
A wonderful service for a wonderful man. A great community member who will be missed by many
A true gentleman one of the best my sincere condolences to all the family and a special hug and love to Evelyn a respected work mate bless you all.
Alan it was an honour to know you. Few people make such an enormous difference to the lives of so many. Thank you for your kindness and service.
When I remember you I will smile.
( Puffing Billy )
Dear Evelyn and Family,
Thank you for allowing us to join you, for this very moving service, to Farewell our wonderful friend.
Alan commenced volunteering at Puffing Billy Railway the same year as me (2004)!
He was one of those rare people whose eyes truly sparkled when he smiled. Never once saw him anything other than pleasant, cheerful, dedicated, courteous and helpful. Even during ‘extra busy’ times. It was an honour to know this treasured gentleman.
Alan will certainly be missed by many. Sending you strength, during this difficult time. Kind regards, From Fleur.
To dear Evelyn and family,
What a beautiful and moving service. So sorry we couldn’t be there in person, but so glad that technology allowed us to watch the service from afar. I am so proud of all the family coming together during this time. Alan was a very special man and was so loved. Sending hugs and love to you all from afar. Xxxxx
Rest In Peace, my thoughts are with the family at this time,
Beautiful service for an absolute gentleman.
My sympathy for your loss of Alan, and appreciation for his life and work.
A great man who will be missed by all that we blessed to meet him. Rest In Peace my friend.
Memories of a dedicated CFA Firefighter and Station Officer. A wonderful example of mixing seamlessly Volunteer and Permanent CFA service. Rest in Peace Alan “Honky” Hodgkin. Kindest regards and thoughts to Evelyn and Family.
Our condolences to Evelyn and family. We are thinking of you today.
Ash & Louise Higgins
To Evelyn & family,
Thank you for allowing us to feel part of a lovely Service for a wonderful man.
To hear all the wonderful stories & to view the great photos was amazing.
He was amazing.
You are all in our thoughts,
Love, Alan & Judy O’Brien
Always a good friend and a mentor. I have known Alan since joining Boronia in 1968. Kept in regular contact when he went to Bayswater to start up the brigade there and he came back to Boronia as Day firey in 1973. He came back to Boronia as an SO and stayed with us until he retired. He remained very active with Bayswater since he retired from the staff. He always offered a friendly greeting and would talk about the old days.
Always will be sadly missed.
Deepest Sympathy and Condolence to you Eveleyn and to your family. I have known Alan for many years through the Knox Historical Society and through the Knox City Council’s City Pride Committee on which we both served. We have lost a great friend.
RIP Alan. Condolences to Evelyn and family.
Rob and Ailsa Llewellyn
My thoughts are with u today.
Deepest Sympathy to Evelyn and family.
Dear Evelyn and family. We wish all the best and to let you know we have very special memories of Alan.
A lovely service for a great man, he will be missed.
Love to Evelyn and family.
Condolences from all of the Hand Family
Stuart & Helen Hand
I knew Alan through Puffing Billy doing Fire Patrol duties with me. The service was excellent. Rest in peace, will be missed greatly. Sincere condolences to Alan’s family.
The Service was marvellous for a wonderful man is now at peace
Rest in peace Alan – you will be missed.
Thank you for sharing the history of CFA & Bayswater Brigade with me.
Condolences to Evelyn and family.
Have a lot of memories of a very kind funny man.
Thinking of you all.
Heart felt condolences to the passing of a good man.
Alan was a big part of my Bayswater Fire Brigade days, his constant smile, joking around and caring attitude will stay with me always, he has never been forgotten and never will be. RIP Alan, a wonderful man.
Alan was one of the treasures I found in the CFA. He was always so helpful, never critical, and was an absolute delight to be associated with. Always ready to have a chat, always ready to provide some advice and always ready to listen to a problem. It has been my great pleasure to have met and known Alan and he will ne missed for his knowledge and experience but most of all because he was just a real good bloke.
To the Bayswater Brigade my deepest condolencys Alan was a mate and will be sadly missed .
Alan AFSM was a very special person and has been an absolute inspiration to so many. Alan’s involvement to the CFA was a love, a commitment and a major part of his life. There are so many of us that can say thanks to Al for his ability to pass on his operational knowledge to all of us.
Thanks Alan, a true professional and a community minded person that volunteered his life to help others.
Great memories of a great leader, a person.
Thanks for your great efforts for Bayswater. I remember the day in early 2000 when you urged me to “do something” to revitalise Bayswater. You then joined in the efforts.
Always working to the community, usually with Evelyn. The Hodgkins were well known for their joint efforts around Bayswater.
The Lockwood family extends our condolences.
Gone but never forgotten forever in our thoughts you will be sorely missed may you rest in peace
Stuart Barlow and family
Bayswater Fire Brigade
Rest in Peace!
Our Condolences to Evelyn and Family.
Anita & Horst Lantzsch
A genuine gentleman who will never be forgotten.
Alan a true gentlemen, you will be sadly missed by the brigade along with many other people, our prayers and thoughts are with Evelyn and family at this difficult time. The fire station will not be the same without your car driving past keeping us on the straight and narrow.
Alan was a great person, mentor and teacher, and always fun to be around and listen to a story or two.
He will be sadly missed condolences to Hodgkin family
Deepest sympathy to Alan’s family. Will miss seeing Alan around Bayswater Fire Brigade. Thankyou for your Services.
Alan was one of my mentors during my training as a conductor and later he was a friend and a colleague in the Thursday crew. He was gentle, kind and respectful, and he had a sense of humour. Rest in Peace Alan! My condolences to his his wife and his extended family.
Alan was my mentor as a conductor at puffing Billy railway, his wry humour will be missed at our morning meetings.
Alan. Thanks for sharing your knowledge, stories and for being a true gentleman too us younger Firefighters at Bayswater. You always felt more like a grandfather and had that unique smile that lit up any room.
You will never be forgotten.
A gentleman in the true sense of the word. Our condolences to Family and friends.
Chris & Peter Ellerton Puffing Billy Gembrook
I couldn’t have met a nicer person, never a cross word for anyone. RIP Alan, we’ll catch up again one day. My condolence to the family.
Alan’s kindness and generosity will be missed by many. My thoughts are with his family and friends during this time. I am so sorry for your loss. The world has lost a true gentleman.
You will be missed very much. All our love Evelyn and family.
Love Lind and Jeremy King
Bayswater Fire Brigade
Alan was part of our Thursday Puffing Billy crew. A lovely man, great friend and sadly missed. Paul Woodward (Woody)
I knew Alan as a member of the Fire Museum. Absolute gentleman. RIP Alan
Have known Alan since I was very young, with our paths intersecting during my 9 years with the Bayswater Fire Brigade. He taught me many things and as a result helped to get me to where I am today. Sincere condolences to the family.
Forever to hold a special place in my heart.
Thank you for treating me as a granddaughter and accepting me wholeheartedly into your family. Your presence will always be missed.
Worked and chatted with Alan over the years about his love for Fire Brigades, will be missed greatly. Deepest condolences to Alan’s family.
Fond memories of my time at Bayswater Fire Brigade. I will always remember your smile and appreciated you sharing your knowledge with me.
An outstanding man who will never be forgotten.
To Evelyn and family our thoughts are with you.
Ron and Beryl Cole
It was lovely knowing and working with you Alan over many many years, Rest In Peace my friend and thank you for your service.
Having worked with Alan at many locations in the CFA mainly at Bayswater, Boronia he will be sadly missed. Deepest condolences to Alan’s family.
Rest in peace and deepest condolences for the family.
I knew Alan briefly as a Fire Patroller at Puffing Billy when I was Station Master. He will be surely missed. I share my condolences with the family.
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