Sue and Mark Cummins
Mark passed away after a short illness on 2nd August 2017 and I am sure this is his message to Family and Friends ..Cheers..
Hello Family, I am Narelle Cummins. It is good to hear from you. Since going to Ireland my family has been opened up to a whole different family that we didn't even know about. My immediate family is still coming to grips that there is a whole nother side which is mind boggling for us. But were getting there! It has been a constant topic around the dinner table in the last week since we got home.
I supose i'd better tell you a little bit about myself and my family. My
(Mark) works at Caltex Oil refinary with both my uncles (Michael and
my dad's brothers). He works at the wharf where his father (Sean) once
worked. He also works at the local Fire Brigade as a retain firefighter.
That means he only gets called to a fire when there is a fire in their
and doesn't sit at the fire station all day. So its like his part time
Then there is me. I am 28 and currently a school teacher. I teach Physical
Education at High School (kids aged from 12-18yrs). I have been doing that
for 4 years. I am also a qualified Massage Therapist.
I have just been accepted into the New South Wales Fire Brigade as a full
time firefighter. I'm leaving teaching because one of my work colleges
making my working life difficult. So i thought a change of career would be
good. I'm looking forward to it as we work 2 day shifts followed by 2
shifts then 4 days off. This will be beneficial to me as i can sprint
on my days off. I start with the Fire Brigade on 12th Nov at fire college
Sydney. (We live about 1 hour from Sydney at a place called Wollongong.
right on the beach). Both Dad and I have to travel 1 hour to work, so that
travel wont change for me with my new job! So i wont be at a station till
the end of Feb as i have to be at the college for 4 months. I'll send you
photos when i get my uniform! Can't wait!