Vale Dennis Gorton Ex CPO(RS)

Vale Dennis Gorton Ex CPO(RS)

Following received from WA President RANCBA David MacLean.

About 150 people gathered at Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park this afternoon to farewell ex-CPO(RS) Dennis Gorton RAN.

RANCBA WA was represented by the Treasurer, Arthur Large and your President. Our Hon secretary had a medical appointment.

The congregation was an eclectic group of people who had encounter Dennis over his very active 94 years and joined in paying tribute to a remarkable man, a husband, father, grandfather, sailor, radio technician, teacher, glider and fixed wing pilot, altogether a remarkable man, our former president and life member.

Dennis’ wife of 72 years, Betty, was also fondly remembered at the service.

The RAN provided a WO Liaison Officer and a PO (Musn) to sound the Last Post and Rouse.

A wonderful service and one of those days when the writer was proud to belong.

Fair winds and following seas for the next sector of your journey Old Sailor, Old Friend,

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