VALE: Howard Rubie ACS

It is with great sadness that we advise you of the sudden passing of industry icon and stalwart, Howard Rubie ACS.

Howard, originally a cinematographer, went on to become one of Australia's most respected directors and the winner of many awards. He was also a founding member and avid supporter of the ACS. Awarded accreditation in 1963, he was inducted into the ACS Hall of Fame on May 1, 2010.

Married to Pat they lived in Castlecrag for more than 40 years. Howard had been very active in community affairs during this period, particularly in his role as President of the Haven Amphitheatre Management Committee. Howard is a past President of the Willoughby Progress Association and served on the Committee for many years and was named Citizen of the Year by Willoughby City Council in 2007

After a long illness Howard passed away at 2.00pm on Saturday July 22, at Castlecrag Private Hospital.

Howard will certainly be missed by all that had the privilege of knowing him.

He'll long be remembered. May he rest in peace.

There will be a service on Wednesday 22 June, 11 am (tbc) at St James Anglican Church, Edinburgh Rd, Castlecrag, followed by a burial at Macquarie Park Cemetery.

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A celebration of Howard's life will be held on Thursday 23 June from 1pm at Northbridge Golf Course.

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