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Old 14th Mar 2006, 00:25
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Retired Tiger pilot
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Club Morocco. Subic Bay. Philippines
Posts: 460

Very sad news in that Dean Darcey, Air Traffic Controller ex Lae and Port Moresby known for his 'Joe's Jolly' and "Moresby Gliding Club' prose, a great golfer, tennis/squash player, poet, friend to all(even pilots) collapsed and died whilst playing a game of tennis in Brisbane last Saturday 11th March.

The funeral is to be held at Centenary Memorial Gardens, 353 Wacol Station Road, Sumner, next Friday 17th at 10:30 am.

Message from fellow ATC Graham Dew to Malcom Douglas.

I thought that you would like to know that Dean Darcey died last Saturday (11/3). He was playing his usual Saturday afternoon game of tennis with a group of friends on a private court in Boscombe Road, Brookfield. He collapsed on the court and despite the immediate CPR efforts of a retired cardio-thoracic surgeon, one of the group, could not be revived. There is to be an autopsy, so we expect the funeral to be toward the end of the week.

I believe all relevant the ATCs have been informed but do you know of any other aviation identities whom you think would like to know of Deanís death?

Vale a great golfer, tennis and squash player, musician, poet and laconic wit.
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