Remember our Angels

Merri ( fondly known as “HOLLY” ) was one of our newer members who was thrilled to meet and join up with her fellow BC survivor sisters, she was an asset to our club. Merri considered the “pinkies” as her exte... Read more
Dear Robin, “Narnie” to all of her “pinkie” paddling sisters. Narnie was a special lady who had a very soft reasuring nature. Always quietly there in the background with a soft word, a hug or a shoulder to lean... Read more
Since overcoming a particularly bleak prognosis of breast cancer, and after some gentle persuasion, Helen Taylor joined Dragons Abreast Tasmania Inc. in January 2007. After suffering another form of cancer, and findin... Read more
Within two weeks of the death of Bev Wright, Sue passed away. Although it was expected it was an event of extraordinary sadness when it happened. Sue was also once a paddler, but when illness prevented this Sue eagerly... Read more
Our group was recently thrown into the depths of despair by the sudden death of our much loved drummer and former paddler, Bev. In fact, we still cannot believe that she has gone from us. Bev represented all that is go... Read more
In April 2005 Julie Scott became one of the co-founders of Crewsaders Dragons Abreast Bunbury, and their inaugural Co-Ordinator. Julie was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2000 at the age of 37 and she celebrated... Read more
  Margaret Joannou was a founding member of Dragons Abreast Coffs Coast and previous Coordinator. Margaret was a warm and loving person and a great listener and was an inspiration to all who knew her. Margaret was a ... Read more
We sadly lost Lesley in 2009, after she suffered a recurrence of breast cancer. Lesley was a long time member joining DAGC in the very early days. Lesley loved to participate with the team in regattas across Qld, NSW ... Read more
Rose was a warm, generous and positive person whose cheerful and caring approach was greatly appreciated by all our members. She was renowned for her stunning collection of gorgeous scarves and beautiful matching jewel... Read more
Sophie Marinucci was one of the original members at Dragons Abreast Sydney and the youngest for a while. She loved paddling and couldn’t wait to turn 40 so that she could paddle in the Masters division at regattas. W... Read more
Lyn Alcock became a member of Dragons Abreast Sydney three years ago as a supporter and was diagnosed with ovarian cancer 18 months ago. She was a great friend and a wonderful woman who walked the talk of her beliefs a... Read more
The members of Dragons Abreast Bribie Island are very sad to retate that Auriel Ainsworth, one of our founding members, passed away last Friday after her battle with secondary cancer. Auriel was a tireless worker for ... Read more
Anne Holmes was a very energetic, vibrant, well loved and respected member of the Dragons Abreast and Bundaberg Dragon Boat Club. She was Co-Ordinator of Dragons Abreast and Vice President of the BDBC. From the inaug... Read more
A founding member of Dragons Abreast Peninsula Dragonflys, started in 2006 and Gina was there to help get us up and running. Even though she had a fear of water she always sat in bench 2 behind me because she said I w... Read more
This link is to a fabulous tribute prepared by Pacific Dragons. ABC’s Australian Story “In the Pink” Gold medal for Jenny at the Masters Games 2003 We ... Read more
Many members of Dragons Abreast who knew Deb Martin will be very saddened by her departure to Angels Abreast on Wednesday 11 February 2009. Deb & Reuben with BCNA ‘Aunties' Jan Davies & Pam Bell Deb was a vibrant, young woman with a huge smile whom we first met when we were both repr... Read more
A founding member of Clarence Valley Dragons Abreast, Di passed away on January 10th after a long and brave battle with this dreaded disease. A service was held in Lismore on January 15th. Di is survived by her husband... Read more
Patricia Pierce – Miss Pat, as she was affectionately known was a valued member of Dragons Abreast Coffs Coast. Pat was grounded, normal, honest, determined and hard working. She lived a simple life, full of love. F... Read more
Chris Bell – affectionately called “Peaches” has lost her valiant battle with breast cancer. Fortunately Peaches, although ill at the time was able to experience the elation of competing at the International Drag... Read more
On Friday 24th October 2008, Members of Dragons Abreast Mackay, Mackay Dragon Boat Club, Away BC and Mackay Surf Life Saving Club gathered together with family and friends of Maria Kelley for her final farewell. The se... Read more
Margaret was a tireless supporter of the sport of dragon boating helping out her daughter Melanie at regattas across NSW and further afield. In recent years Margaret also became a paddler with Dragons Abreast Sydney. ... Read more
A long standing member of Dragons Abreast Bendigo finally lost her battle with breast cancer on Wednesday 17th September 2008 after living with advanced breast cancer for seventeen years. Carolyn Johnson was just the ... Read more
Kendall passed away on 2 July 2008 after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Kendell joined us 10-10-07 and had some good times with us and joined us for the Falls Creek Regatta where she was able to drum... Read more
Julie Quigley was an active Dragons Abreast member for many years. She paddled with the Central Coast team from when its inception in 2002 and then with the Illawarra team when she retired and moved south with her husb... Read more
A member of Rainbow Dragons Abreast since the very early days, Glenis loved regattas and was very excited about attending the Abreast In Australia Regatta in Caloundra. Shortly after returning from this regatta she w... Read more
Although Cheryl was only a member for the last 6 months she will be sadly missed by all members.... Read more
Jenny and Jim McGoldrick were at the first ‘meet & greet’ for the start of our new breast cancer survivors and supporters club, and although she was still having treatment they joined in September 2006. They b... Read more
Carolyn Parsons was a good friend and inspiration to many and a wonderful example of someone who ‘kept the spirit alive’. Following her breast cancer diagnosis she managed to ‘get off the tit and on with life’ ... Read more
Anna Wenk, founding member of Dragons Abreast Port Macquarie, passed away at home on Friday 21 March. Anna was an enthusiastic advocate for Breast Cancer Awareness and an equally enthusiastic paddler – loving the cha... Read more
Robin had been ill for several months with cancer in several areas and had decided on no more treatment. Although not paddling for some time now she made an effort to come to breakfast afterwards and in the latter days... Read more
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