Surf club stalwart dies
Killcare Surf Life Saving Club stalwart Mr Phillip Tubby Senior died peacefully early on the morning of Monday, December 11.
Mr Tubby Senior was the younger brother of Mr Jim Tubby and uncle to Mr Phil Tubby Junior and Colin Tubby.
He joined the Killcare club in the 1958-59 season and was in the first intake of the famous Erko Boys who travelled from Sydney weekends.
They gained their bronze in that season and in the process, brought the Club back from the brink over the following years.
Over the years as an active member, his dedication to patrols, doorknocks, general fundraising and club maintenance was exceptional.
When the club received the donation of a new tuck stern surf boat from Gosford Meats in the 1970s, he made the trailer to transport the boat which he transported not just to carnivals and training but also around the streets of Erskineville.
It was parked outside the Erskineville Hotel which was the fund raising venue for the Surf Club in that era.
Phillip was secretary of the club 1966-67 and 1967-68.
He was also in the Killcare Chariot team that won bronze at the Australian Titles 1968 which were the first Australian medals ever won by Killcare.
Phillip moved to Killcare Heights in 2014, his dream come true at last, linking up with his old mates.
The "Good Tubby", as he named himself, would sit on his veranda overlooking Killcare Beach - "not bad for a little motor mechanic from Erskineville".
"Phillip Tubby Senior will be forever in the DNA of the Killcare SLSC and will be sadly missed," said club president Mr Peter Bagnall.
Newsletter, 15 Dec 2017
Peter Bagnall, Killcare SLSC
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