Thursday, 5 May 2011

Obituary: Noel Stanaway

noelstanaway Noel Stanaway, former Queensland television weatherman and local boating identity, has died from a stroke at the age of 76.

A long-time presenter at Brisbane radio station 4KQ, Stanaway was a weather presenter for Brisbane television channels BTQ7 and TVQ10 during the 1980s.

From the early ‘90s, Stanaway presented weather and fishing reports for Sunshine Television News, based on the Sunshine Coast.  In 15 years at Sunshine Television (now Seven Queensland) he never took a day’s sick leave.

He had a lifelong passion for boating, writing books on the topic and was commodore of the Mooloolaba Yacht Club.  For his contribution to boating he was awarded a British Empire Medal and an Australian Sporting Achievement Medal.

He enjoyed fishing and racing cars and also earned his pilot’s licence. 

A funeral for Noel Stanaway will be held in Caloundra next Tuesday.

Source: Seven Local News

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