Late of Roma & formerly of Townsville. (“St James Village Retirement Home) Passed away 9th February 2023. Aged 80 years.

Dearly loved Husband of Heather. Much loved Father of Max (dec’d) and Darryl (Dee). Cherished Grandad of Shani, Ryan, Rianna, Lane & Jordan, and Great-grandad of Charli-Leigh, Brylee, Hayden and Amity. Much loved Brother of Brian (dec’d), Pat, Jim (dec’d), Eileen, Christine and Philip. 

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Service to celebrate Alan’s life to be held at the Church of Christ, 119 Currey Street, Roma on Sunday, 19th February 2023, commencing at 12.30 p.m.

“Promoted to Glory”


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  1. Darrell & Berni Mears

    A true gentleman, a man of God, a soldier who served his country with honour and pride, but most of all, a true friend and mentor. Thank you for your friendship, honesty and kindness. Our sincere and deepest condolences to Heather and all the family.
    Rest peacefully in the arms of the Lord
    With love and prayers

  2. david clifton

    Dear Heather,

    I extend my deepest condolences to you and your family for Alan’s passing. He was a good bloke and a very nice man and I deeply regret that I’m not able to attend his funeral.

    I served with him in 1966/67 in 1 APC Sqn and he was my section commander on the 21st February in 1967 when he was wounded and we lost Kevin Mitchinson & Robert Wilsen.

    At the Welcome Home March in, I think,1988 I met him for the first time since our Vietnam days and he completed the bit of my circle because I had not seen of him since that day in February 1967. I always wondered how he had fared so he became part of my healing process.

    Vale Buck, and condolences to you and your family

    David Clifton
    76 Oleander Drive

  3. Brian & Leonie Davies and the Davies Family

    A great mate, who would do anything for you, asking nothing in return. We have laughed together and shed tears together, shared some highs and lows in life. A man deserving of respect and a person to look up to, as much a brother as a friend. To Heather and family we share your loss. “ God Knows!”

  4. Chris Heaney

    Dear Heather
    Sincere condolences such a sudden loss. I didn’t meet Alan in Vietnam, I returned home just before he arrived for his second tour. But we 3 Troopers are a close knit family and we stick together. Not sure if you were a fan of GOT but there is a notable line in one episode, “What is dead never dies” Alan will be remembered always.

  5. Chyrel McLeod

    Alan “akka” Dad . You and Heather opened your arms , hearts and home to me in my late teens and became Mum and Dad ro me. The love and understanding , the guidance and nurturing has and will always be close to my heart. You had a gentle way of explaining things delivered with love. Not big and scary at all as sometime your look portrayed.
    Heather and family my love and thought to you all.

  6. Vern Judd ( Juddy )

    1969/70 Sergeant Buckingham was 3 Troop Sgt , & I was his driver of 39J for 5 months. Alan was a good soldier, a good man & to me a good mate. In Vietnam I always felt safe with Alan behind the gun. We never had a problem or a cross word with each other, he was just a good friend. Good memories. Sympathy to Heather & Family. from Juddy

  7. Debbie Bazzo

    I want to send my condolences to Heather and family at this time. I appreciated Alan for all the hard work he and Heather put into serving with WEC especially their time at Mt Tamborine. Alan always had a smile and a quick wit and we had some great laughs together. My prays and thoughts are with you all especially today as you remember the life of Alan. We know he had a deep love for Jesus and we know today he is with His Lord and Saviour. I pray you all may know the comfort , strength and peace of God today and in the days that come. God bless

  8. Alan and Anne King

    Dear Heather
    Our condolences go to you Heather, and to Darryl (Dee) and your extended family. Alan will be greatly missed.
    He was a good Christian bloke, a man’s man, always friendly and ready for a chat and a laugh together. Having said that he could be serious when required and gave good common sense input. He had the gift of ‘helps’ always ready to serve where needed, without looking for anything in return.
    He gave many years in Christian service in our Mission WEC and in wider Christian circles. We have appreciated him very much.
    We would have loved to have been with you on Sunday. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Much love

  9. rex harris

    Heather our thoughts are with you and your family at this very sad time. I know you will miss him as will those who served with Alan. I find it hard to believe that we have been mates for sixty years and I saddened by his passing.

  10. Craig Disher

    We wish to express our sadness & condolences at the loss of Alan, The Disher’s

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