It is with great sadness that we inform you that Steve Oakley has passed away following a battle with cancer. Steve was a well loved and respected member of workshops and had been employed with Avon Fire & Rescue Service since 1 May 1995.
Steve attended Brislington Comprehensive School and went on to achieve a City and Guilds qualification in mechanics, serving an apprenticeship at Hartcliffe Motors from 1971 – 1975.
From 1975 – 1976, Steve worked at Lex Brooklands where he worked on Rolls Royce cars before moving to BT Motor Transport. In 1994 Steve worked for Avon County Transport before starting with Avon Fire & Rescue.
Steve was passionate about rugby and was involved with Old Reds Rugby Club. He also loved music
Steve will be sadly missed by all his colleagues at Nova Way and throughout the Service, and our thoughts go out to Steve’s family. Details of Steve’s funeral; Thursday 11th January at 11.15 South Bristol Crematorium, afterwards at Old Redcliffians Rugby Club, Scotland Lane, Brislington.