noelstanaway Noel Stanaway, former Queensland television weatherman and local boating identity, has died from a stroke at the age of 76.

A long-time presenter at Brisbane radio station 4KQ, Stanaway was a weather presenter for Brisbane television channels BTQ7 and TVQ10 during the 1980s.

From the early ‘90s, Stanaway presented weather and fishing reports for Sunshine Television News, based on the Sunshine Coast.  In 15 years at Sunshine Television (now Seven Queensland) he never took a day’s sick leave.

He had a lifelong passion for boating, writing books on the topic and was commodore of the Mooloolaba Yacht Club.  For his contribution to boating he was awarded a British Empire Medal and an Australian Sporting Achievement Medal.

He enjoyed fishing and racing cars and also earned his pilot’s licence.

A funeral for Noel Stanaway will be held in Caloundra next Tuesday.

Source: Seven Local News

2 thoughts on “Obituary: Noel Stanaway

  1. I met Noel as a crew on his racing yacht out of Mooloolaba back in the early 2000s. It was a stripped out, Adams 10 m flushdeck. A pure racing yacht without any frills at all. We had a great day out sailing in a race to Caloundra and back. He was always a thorough gentleman. Undrestated in the way of that generation. A quiet, calm skipper and skillful sailor. He is remembered fondly. May he rest in peace.

  2. Hi Pete,
    Noel’s granddaughter here. So nice to see he’s not been forgotten. He was simply the best.

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