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A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF ROTARIAN ‘GNOME MASTER’ DAVID COOK

David was widely known throughout the Rotary Family in Australia and New Zealand.

 

It is our sad duty to announce the passing of Past District Governor David Cook of the Rotary Club of Lower Blue Mountains.

David passed away peacefully at home in Glenbrook on Thursday 8th October, 2020 due to a long battle with cancer.

David was widely known throughout the Rotary Family in Australia and New Zealand – and internationally through his Lower Blue Mountains service and dedication to The Rotary Foundation.

A former Apexian, he commenced his Rotary career with Canberra South before joining Lower Blue Mountains in 1995.

David shared all aspect of his outstanding Rotary career with his wife Carolyn – hosting of Youth Exchange students, Group Study team leadership, vocational guidance on Australia’s Rotary Insurance scheme, and of course an excellent year of gubernatorial leadership in 2011/12.

The Australian Gnome Convention on Australia Day in Glenbrook was David’s unique concept and spread his fame all over the world!

We gather today to farewell David, to celebrate his life and achievements with Carolyn and their family and to help them begin their healing journey.

In lieu of flowers, the family have requested donations to the Rotary Foundation in David Cook’s name. Click my.rotary.org/donate and choose The Annual Fund. 


CONTACT INFORMATION
Rotary Lower Blue Mountains
Meetings: Emu Plains Sporting Club
Club Phone: 0400 698 828
Email: Contact Form