Vale Don McDonald

IBM Quarter Century Club of Victoria > In Memoriam - NSW

Sorry to inform all members, via communication from Jim Templeton, that it is with sadness we have to report the death of Don McDonald, who passed away on 12th March.

Don had been in care for a while.

He was a great person to work with, spending his later IBM years working at the Albury-Wodonga Customer Service Office. He is fondly remembered for his good humour, friendliness and willingness to help anyone at anytime.

Don’s sister Heather has advised Jim the the funeral will be held on Friday 24th March at Wodonga Baptist Church, 154 Melrose Drive, Wodonga at 2.00pm.

We will also ensure this is posted to the relevant Facebook pages for our group. 


Vale Bob Galloway

IBM Quarter Century Club of Victoria > In Memoriam - NSW

Many of our Victorian Members will be sad to hear that Bob Galloway, who gave many years of service to IBM in Victoria, passed away in hospital on Wednesday last (8 June). He was resident in Sydney and his funeral is to be held on Monday 20 June at 10.00 am at Northern Suburbs Crematorium North Ryde in the South Chapel. Our thoughts and sympathies are with his wife Audrey and their family.

Jules Fornarino has kindly offered to any IBM QCC member wishing to record a message of condolence for Bob Galloway, you are welcome to send a note to Jules at his personal email address of – and he will ensure the message is passed to Bob’s family. Our thanks to Jules for this kind offer.

Bob’s wife, Audrey has sent out a message for all of Bob’s colleagues and friends:

Hello All,
As you may be aware Bob has passed away on the 8/6/2022. We are having a funeral at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium, North Ryde. South Chapel. On Monday the 20/6/2022 at 10am.
The service will be available for 90 days to view.




Vale Hilton McKenna – July 2019

IBM Quarter Century Club of Victoria > In Memoriam - NSW

With great sadness, the Quarter Century Club NSW Incorporated advises members of the passing of one of our most respected members.

Hilton McKenna joined IBM in October of 1964. It was obvious from the beginning that he would be an IBM’er who would rise rapidly through the ranks. He quickly earned the respect of his peers and of IBM customers through his dedication to providing excellence in service.

Hilton’s talents were quickly recognised and many promotions ensued. He was offered and undertook positions in various IBM locations and in different parts of the business. He always presented with a wry sense of humour and a ready smile. But, importantly, he got the job done and did it right and no challenge was too difficult to accept.

In later life, Hilton had a long illness and was cared for beautifully at home by his loving wife, Anne. His passing at the age of 73 closes the chapter on this remarkable individual who did so much for IBM and his fellow IBM’ers.

A service was held at the Camellia Chapel at Macquarie Park on Tuesday 23 July.

Published on behalf of the Quarter Century Club Incorporated.

Fred Hawkins – Secretary