Kate is the 14 year-old daughter of friends of Trevor and Ann Burgess
Pilot Officer Trevor Burgess: Vietnam 1971
In Loving Memory of Trevor Burgess
Passed away: December 22, 2008
Loved and Loving husband of Ann
When he shall die, take him and cut him out in the little stars and he will make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with the night, and pay no worship to the garish sun.Back in Gippsland…
The first sentence of many stories,
We heard from our neighbour,
From Willunga to McLaren Vale he often walked,
Returning with many questions about the district:
Why is this happening?
Why are they doing this?
Many stars in the sky:
All of which needed discovering
Through the trusty telescope of his.
He always loved
Signals to know if she was home,
In need of a friend to play with.
The rain gauge was always full,
Always needing checking.
Did we get 6mls or 20,
In the rain pour last night?
Now Trevor flies through the sky,
On his last mission,
Towards Snug Cove,
To relax in peace.
©Copyright December 2008 by Kate Ross
No. 9 Squadron Association Incorporated
(NSW Incorporation No. INC 9876945/Australian Registered Body No. 099 781 389)
Patron: Air Chief Marshal A.G. Houston AC, AFC
24th December 2008
To the Burgess family,
We were saddened to hear of Trevor’s passing.
On behalf of Trevor’s many colleagues and mates within the No 9 Squadron Association, please accept our sincere condolences.
RAAF O46790 Pilot Officer Trevor Burgess, General Duties Pilot, served with RAAF No 9 Squadron in 1971, during the Vietnam War and many will remember him from that time. Subsequently, he served with RAAF No 9 Squadron when the squadron was based at Amberley and flew on many of the squadron detachments throughout the region.
Trevor was held in very high esteem by those that knew and worked with him in the RAAF and subsequently.
We are all thinking of you during this very sad time.