It is with sadness that Newsmonth reports the recent death of David Davies a member for more than 30 years with a distinguished history of IEU involvement and commitment. Dave was the chapter representative at O’Connor Catholic High School in Armidale for much of his time teaching there and the North West Branch President for more than a decade.
He became a member of the executive at the elections in October 2004 and retired in October 2010. Prior to this he was a long-time delegate to the Union Council where he formed many firm and lasting friendships with colleagues across NSW and the ACT.
A strong voice for rural and regional members Dave was never one to take a back seat and could be counted on to speak his mind. Proud of his Welsh heritage, a keen amateur artist and photographer with significant success at regional shows he always had a story to tell and very much enjoyed a glass of Shiraz while he did so.
The significant numbers at his funeral were testament that he only had friends.