Vale John (Jock) Trethowan
It is with great sadness that Surf Life Saving Australia advises that Life Member John Trethowan passed away on Wednesday 9 September.
John joined the City of Perth SLSC in 1951 and went onto a lifetime of distinguished service at a club, state and national level.
Among a range of club roles, he carried out the position of Chief Instructor 4 seasons; Handicapper 3; Ambulance Officer 2; and Vice President 3 seasons.
In his patrolling activities he was a Patrol Captain, winning both club and State Champion Patrol Trophies. He was also a Club Champion Lifesaver and was awarded the Best Club Member on three occasions.
John was WA State Team Manager and/or Coach on seven occasions between 1969 and 1976. He performed many roles at the Australian Championships over many years including acting as an R & R Judge.
John was a very active member of the State Board of Examiners from 1955 through to 1980, carrying out a wide range of state and national activities, culminating with holding the position of State Superintendent for four years between 1976-1980. John was the National Council delegate in 1973 and again between 1976-1980.
John was awarded both Life Membership of SLSWA and of Surf Life Saving Australia and in 2001 he was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for his service.
Surf Life Saving Australia extends their deepest sympathies to his wife Joan, and daughters Ann, Barbara and Kay, and families.
Vale John Trethowan.