Family statement on the death of Lieutenant Commander Steven Noakes
28 June 2017
It is with profound sadness that the Australian Defence Force announces the passing of Lieutenant Commander Steven Noakes.
Steven was a much loved husband, father, brother, uncle, son and proud Navy member. He devoted 36 years of his life to serving his country and for that we couldn't be more proud of him. When not home with his family, he was most happiest when at sea with his crew.
We wish to extend our thanks to his shipmates and colleagues who provided such a rewarding and joyous career to Steven over the years. His life has made a significant impact on all those who knew and loved him.
Defence requests that the media respects the family’s privacy at this difficult time.