Comets Baseball Club would like to acknowledge the passing of Steven Whitney, aged 44, father of Ben Whitney (12/3’s Gold) who tragically died over the Christmas period.
Steve suffered a medical episode at their home in the days prior to Christmas and was rushed to Sutherland Hospital for treatment. Despite the best efforts of hospital staff the heartbreaking decision was made several days later to turn off his life support and he passed away peacefully with family by his side. It was only fitting that during this time of giving Steve was able to give the most precious gift of all by donating his organs, something that would not have been possible had it not been for the actions of Ben who found his dad unconscious and called ‘000’.
Since Ben joined the Comets Baseball club Steve has attended every one of his games and has always put his hand up to help out at training, on the BBQ or with ground set-up and Comets Baseball club would like to pass on their sincere condolences to Steve’s wife Sharon, son Ben and the rest of his family and friends at this difficult time.
A funeral service for Steve will be held at 2.30pm on Friday 6th January 2017 at Georges River 16ft Sailing Club (Sanoni Avenue, Sandringham) and the family have asked that those who may attend leave the suit at home and wear clothing that acknowledges one of Steve’s passions; the Cronulla Sharks, fishing or animals, or alternatively, bright colours.
If you would like to help the family out at this difficult time then please feel free to contact Steve Bourke (Coach – 12/3’s Gold) on 0405 139 103 or Jodie Friedrich (Manager – 12/3’s Gold) on 0410 473 951.