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A proud member remembered

A proud member remembered

Paul Egan enjoyed the camaraderie of the workplace.

Long-time PSA CPSU NSW member Paul Egan passed away in September 2023.

Coming from a blue-collar working family, Paul’s father had a strong view that he did not want his children to struggle. Paul was therefore encouraged to start in the Public Sector, obtaining a traineeship in Survey Drafting at the Register General’s Department in the 1970s. In the 1980s he moved to the Department of Lands to undertake special projects.

Paul received several promotions and remained there until the late 1990s when he took voluntary redundancy.

He went to work as a contract manager in the NSW Police Integrity Commission.

“He made many lifelong mates during his time working in the Public Sector, and enjoyed the friendships he gained from working there,” said Paul’s daughter, Christie Holt.

As a child Paul enjoyed school and weekend sports and played for Wentworthville Rugby League Club.

He was a coach, assistant secretary, and secretary of Engadine Dragons Rugby League Club and was a loyal Cronulla Sharks supporter.

He also pursued an interest in kayaking and was president of the Sutherland Kayak Club in the mid 2000s.

Paul is survived by partner Sue; daughters Renee, Carly and Christie; sons in-law Simon and Richard; grandchildren Jayden, Akala, Caitlyn, Jasmine, Brianna, Courtney, Rhianna, Shae and Taylor; brothers Greg and Brian; and sisters Marilyn, Lesley, Gail and partners.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Annette.

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