Billy will be known to members and officials as the heart and soul of the union's training rooms at St George's Basin in Southern NSW.
He was also a constant presence around the Southern NSW Branch Offices - a fountain of knowledge, good humour and comradeship.
His passing, whilst sad, has been mercifully quick, given that Bill was fit enough to take his usual place in the SNSW union rooms only two weeks ago.
The union extends its deepest sympathies to Billy's family, friends and comrades.
Funeral details will be posted when known.
The Maritime Union of Australia mourns the passing of one of its most stalwart members, William Harvey (known to all as Billy Bunter).