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2 February 1938 - 20 September 2017


It is with great sadness that we report the sudden passing of Ron Spratt, OAM. 
Ron was the President of the Island Association for over 16 years. He represented the Island residents with Gosford Council on many committees and was a driving force in helping create the facilities that we enjoy today. 
Our thoughts go out to Fay and family in these difficult times.




Ron came to St Huberts  Island some 25 years ago and for 16 of those years he spent as Chairman of the Island Association. He oversaw a number of projects on the Island and was the main conduit between the Committee and Council. This was due to the large amount of contacts he had having worked for many years at Ashfield Council in Sydney. He started as a plumber and latter moved to the Council.

Ron spent a number of years as Presidents of the NSW and Australian Environment Health Association, as well as the President of International Federation of Environmental Health (1988 - 1991). He and Fay organised and represented Australia at many of their conferences both here and at locations around the world.

Ron loved to entertain and would go to as many parties as he could - I think he just loved to be around people. He was a mad-keen supporter of the Balmain Tigers.

Ron had been a boaty for a time when he first moved to the Island and owned 2 boats over that period but decided age had got the better of him and gave it away.

He had three children, David, Craig and Leanne as well as five grandchildren and three son/daughters in law.

Ron was an active member of the Liberal party.

He was particularly pleased and proud of his Medal of the Order of Australia that he received on 26 January 2000 for 'service to community health, through the environmental health and waste management industries'.

(Thanks to long-time friend and Island resident David Mason for these insights to Ron.)