In Memoriam

Established in 1939, the NSW GBOTA not only provides membership advocacy, but the opportunity for participants to gather, share ideas and socialise. 

Sadly, sometimes our friends leave us. The NSW GBOTA has generated this page to share vale notices, including Memorial service details. 

Family of Members are welcome to send vale notices with funeral details and an image if desired for display on our website. These can be submitted to

Mr Harry Hughes
The NSW GBOTA is saddened to advise that Life Member, Harry Hughes has passed away.
Mr Hughes funeral service was held on Monday, 20 March, 2017 at North Chapel, Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Camden Valley Way, Leppington.

Eulogy courtesy of George Hayes
Harry passed away on March 10th 2017. His funeral service was on Monday March 20th 2017. Harry was aged 94 years of age.

He was honoured with Life Membership of the GBOTA in 2011- for his service and support of the GBOTA. Harry served several terms as an MDA Delegate for the City Branch, prior to the amalgamation of City & Parramatta Branches.

He was still training greyhounds well into his eighties, in fact was Harry still putting on the collar and lead up to 2010 .

Some greyhounds Harry enjoyed success with included: Choppy Waters, Ebony Brin, Fair Value, Gold Zar, Light Spring, Pet Rock.Harry Hughes was a stalwart within the GBOTA, together with his wife, Irene, who predeceased him.


Mr Paul Barnes
The Association is saddened to hear this morning of the passing of Paul Barnes. Paul came to the Association as Manager of Bulli and like many was an all rounder willing to give any job a go to ensure things went ahead. Our thought are with Paul's family and friends