10th October 2023.
The community is mourning the loss of Bryce Fairley, who passed away after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Born in 1950, Bryce lived in Bargo for 15 years. He leaves behind his wife Vicki, two children, and seven grandchildren. Alongside a career as a computer operator and metallurgist, Bryce and Vicki ran WeCare Country Kennels, a dog boarding and rescue shelter. Known for his dedication, Bryce served various roles in the Bargo fire brigade, including captain and senior deputy. Even after moving interstate, his commitment to service never waned, and he was proud to be a life member of the brigade. His final wish was to wear his "Life Member" patch on his last journey. Vicki described Bryce as a man whose entire life was an achievement, devoted to family, community, and his passion for dogs. "There's going to be a lot of dogs waiting for him at the Pearly Gates," she said. Bryce Fairley will be remembered as a selfless community servant and a loving family man. His impact, spanning generations and species, leaves an indelible mark.