It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of the passing of Peter Andersen of Australia who has been our Commonwealth Fencing Federation Secretary-Treasurer since 2004. Peter passed away last Monday after a prolonged illness. He is survived by his wife Bridget, sons Paul & Sean (both talented former fencers) & their families.
He was a loyal & hardworking officer of the CFF & has remained active in the role until very recently. His continued dedication to his task up to recent days is truly inspirational and demonstrates Peter's resolve in the face of adversity.
I am sure many of us will miss our pleasant "pub crawls", his "tell it like it is", matter-of-fact counsel & his many jokes.
I will personally miss his advice, his efficiency as secretary & treasurer & his ‘mateship’.
I plan to attend the funeral & will pass on my condolences to his family, letting them know that Peter had, not only colleagues, but many friends on the Executive, as well as across the Commonwealth, who will remember him fondly.
Helen Smith President
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