of Pittwater, Australia
Vale Philip Bond - A True Gentleman
Philip passed away peacefully in his sleep after a few sips of Johnnie
Walker on Sunday afternoon, 26th July 2015 surrounded with love by
Trilby, his grandson and partner Tina.
Philip was a highly respected member of the Scotland Island community
for 30 years.
He was a founding member of the Woody Point Yacht Club back in the
early 80’s and became Commodore in 1994. That year he and Arthur
the WPYC Charter commencing with the line “Founding Members were a
group of social drinkers with a boating problem”!
He started the Gentleman’s Launch division at the Australia Day Putt
Putt Races by racing his timber half-cabin boat Aldrych against
Wetzler of bottle shop fame. He continued to race Aldrych for another
20 years winning many bottles of champers on the beach at Treharne Cove
for Best Dressed boat.
Philip was a long time member of the Bush Fire Brigade and a Harmonica
player and clown in many Scotland Island Player revues.
Philip was a British war veteran of the Korean War and his main
contribution to the off-shore community, along with Old Brucie and
Michael Moxey, was organising the Anzac Day Ceremony at Church
and making it into the special event that it is today.
A private cremation for Philip has been organised according to his