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It is a very difficult and sad time when a Member is extremely unwell and or has passed away. In a bid to assist our Members and their families and friends, the Club has appointed an Almoner who may assist. SYC Almoner is Gill Stubbs and her contact details are available via the office 9599 0999.

SYC provides a range of services including;

  • Almoner Gill Stubbs
  • Personal Visitation – we can arrange for local visitation
  • Communication – If you would like, we communicate with the Membership to notify Club friends and fellow Members
  • In the event that a Member has passed, we lower the Australian Flag to half-mast and issue an internal death notification
  • Club Chaplain – SYC is very fortunate to have a Club Chaplain, Mr Graeme Disney. Graeme may assist you in a number of ways and normally you can reach out to him directly. Unfortunately Graeme is addressing some of his own health issues in 2022 and whilst normally, subject to his availability, he would be able to assist with your funeral or Celebration of Life service, he is unable to do so at the moment. 
  • The Club can also assist with the spreading of Ashes on Port Phillip by providing access to a club boat and driver
  • You are also welcome to conduct your onsite funeral service at SYC. Your funeral director can get in touch with our events team on 9599 0999. 
  • SYC also offer Celebration of Life services (wake) at the Club in the Port Phillip Room or Olympic Room. If you would like to discuss further please contact the events team on 9599 0999.