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$2,220
raised in memory
In memory of
David Denton
David was an amazing man, who dedicated much of his life to surf lifesaving. He was a much loved; patrolling member, trainer, official, assessor, and mentor, with the Scarborough Wombarra SLSC. Devoting 27 years of service; not only to our club, but to many other clubs throughout the Illawarra and beyond. Everyone I have spoken to recently, has made comment on how much he helped them and their clubs.

He had a brilliant analytical and mathematical mind, and spent many hours applying his knowledge to difficult problems, and dissecting politics. On top of this, he was one of a very few, who was able to cite club constitution, by number correctly, with monotonous regularity.

David was fond of a good wine, and spent many an evening analysing both reds and whites, in the company of good friends.

His first experience with hospital involved the removal of a meningioma (benign), and his first act upon awakening, was to jot down a complicated maths problem and ask if he was correct. He was very relieved when it was deemed acceptable.

A few years later he was diagnosed with retroperitoneal cancer, and was told to go home and get his affairs in order. He was still doing patrols at this stage, but not long after, he did resign his position on the committee, after receiving his 25 years of service award. He continued right through to his last operation, as a patrolling member! As a club, we are reeling in shock, and as friends/family, we are devastated. All through his battle, right up until his last 24 hours, David was full of enthusiasm, a little lack lustre towards the end, but still quite upbeat.

The dedicated doctors and nurses were amazing, and helped to keep David on top of things for over a year longer than was first anticipated. We have been told on numerous occasions, that he was a lovely patient and a wonderful man, and that he kept better notes than most doctors.
All of us appreciate the work that the Chris O'Brien Life House does.
$2,220
raised in memory
Thank you to 9 donors
Anonymous
306 days ago
$100
Anonymous
311 days ago
$500
Anonymous
311 days ago
$170
Scarborough Wombarra Surf Life Saving Club
In memory of one of our valued life members. Thanks for your enormous contribution over 27 years.
331 days ago
$500
Daniel Saffioti
It is a privledge to have to been a friend and colleague of David - he will be dearly missed.
334 days ago
$500
LHRL Social Club
In memory of David from his friends at ANSTO
336 days ago
$200
Steve Allan
David's dedication & support of SLS was unparalleled. My sincere condolence to your family/friends
338 days ago
$50
Lisa Carroll
Thanks for teaching us the ins and outs of surf life saving & for your patience with our kids, RIP x
338 days ago
$100
Bindi
Thank you for being part of my life Dtd, we will miss you sorely and remember you dearly.
339 days ago
$100