Vale Dennis Gorton Ex CPO(RS)
21 Sep Vale Dennis Gorton Ex CPO(RS)
Posted at 23:48h
in QSO World
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,