Remember our Angels

Our "Flowers on the Water" ceremony commemorated our angel Ann, who was always an enthusiastic dragon boat drummer who loved being on the water with us. One of her experiences was drumming in our first Port Lincoln ... Read more
Joyce joined Dragons Abreast Illawarra (DAi) in August 2011. Joyce was beautiful, inspiring, loving and kind. She was an exceptional lady who had such good qualities that we all admired and aspired to. She would come ... Read more
Cheryl joined Dragons Abreast Illawarra in 2003.  She took up dragon boating enthusiastically and with a passion - just like she did everything.  She was part of the 'engine room' due to her strength and long reach.... Read more
In March of this year we at Dragons Abreast Penrith lost a treasured member of our group. Anita sadly lost her fight with breast cancer and we are all saddened and heartbroken by her passing. Anita was a much loved me... Read more
Twenty third of June 2016 was a difficult day for Dragons Abreast Port Lincoln as we farewelled our dragon angel, Paula. Our bright, bubbly member with an engaging smile and a sense of humour, always caring to all, mi... Read more
Renate Jones was Dragons Abreast Mt Warning's youngest breast cancer survivor member. Renate paddled with us during the very early years of our club, after her initial diagnosis of breast cancer in 2006. She was a much l... Read more
   Barbara Pinter, key founder of Rainbow Dragons Abreast (DA Byron Bay) passed away on 21st May. Barb was passionate about raising breast cancer awareness and inspired survivors in the Byron Shire and beyond. Amongst... Read more
Julie Richardson   11/09/54 – 22/01/16 Dragons Abreast Canberra is very sad to announce the passing of Julie Richardson. Julie joined Dragons Abreast Canberra as a supporter in 2007.  She loved paddling and enth... Read more
Dee Fathers was a member of Dragons Abreast Central Coast since joining in 2003 , holding the position of club captain for many years. She was a good friend, and is sadly missed. Dee was widely known as our diminutive... Read more
  10 years was not enough time with you Jo Jo. We loved you, your smile, your love of fun, your friendship. You endured a long and brave battle. Remembered with love and respect. Now at peace. 30.08.1960 – 24.05... Read more
It is with great sadness to advise that Genevieve Carruthers passed away on Jan 2nd 2015. Genevieve was a Director of Dragons Abreast Australia (DAA) for the last two years.  Prior to that she had been involved with... Read more
Dragons Abreast Canberra is very sad to announce that our founder and matriarch, Anna Wellings Booth, died peacefully in her garden on 3 October 2014.Anna founded Dragons Abreast ACT in 1999, and has been an inspiratio... Read more
On the 16th August 2013, another Dragons Abreast Mackay member, Maureen Meikle, affectionately known as Mawsie, sadly lost her long battle. Although Mawsie was a member in Mackay, it was only in 2012 that she and hus... Read more
Cathie was originally diagnosed with Breast Cancer in April 2011, which sadly spread to other parts of her body 18 months later. During her illness Cathie became a paddler with Pendragons.  She loved the exercise and... Read more
Beautiful vivacious sparkling girl, funny and strong.  She was full of plans for the future and worked hard to make a blessed life for her twins Greta and Francis.  She had a big smile, we loved to see her in the boa... Read more
Lorraine was a strong, determined dream catcher and goal setter.  A warrior for DAM Busters and her family and friends.  She had an unfailing positive nature only matched by her courage; she was an inspiration.  We ... Read more
Clever and bright with wonderful blue eyes and wild blonde hair. Mandy had a mischievious wit which was followed by a laugh that moved mountains. She loved to be in the thick of the action and was determined to succeed... Read more
Dragons Abreast Canberra today said a sad farewell to one of our original paddlers – June McMahon.  June joined Dragons Abreast in 1999, in the very first crew of DA ACT. June’s sister Sue was on board with us on... Read more
  Karen Baker was one of the founding members of Dragons Abreast Mackay and played an active role in the group right up until illness prevented her from doing so. Her secretarial skills were amazing and she was such ... Read more
Jan was a founding member of Dragons Abreast Ballarat in 2005 and became President for 2009/10. She was a driving force behind raffles, sausage sizzles, craft and book sales, fashion parade and many more activities to... Read more
We’ll still meet at West LakesAnd paddle on the lakeBut Sandi won’t be with usHer spirit’s in our wake I talked to her on TuesdayShe’d only hours to goBut somehow she seemed tranquilAnd somehow in the know Sh... Read more
After 7½ years of living a mostly happy, healthy and very active life since her original diagnosis, Jill had finally found her wings and soared away. Pat Hancock, Dragons Abreast NT wrote: Jill and I were diagnosed ... Read more
Deb Read was a champion in every way – an outstanding sportswoman, with a magnetic personality, who threw herself into life with unmatched enthusiasm and commitment. She was passionate about her work in the YWCA wher... Read more
Alice Dragons Abreast Merimbula... Read more
P Passed away 19th August 2011 after a long battle with Breast Cancer. Our group is diminished by the loss of Judy but we will always celebrate her guidance, her empathy and care of our members as well as her enthusias... Read more
Dragons Abreast Mackay lost another dear member to Angels Abreast, when Glenda Brosnan lost her battle for life on 10th August, 2011. We always knew when Glenda was in the boat, as she had the most infectious laugh ... Read more
  The members of Dragons Abreast Bendigo are much saddened by the passing of June. She was a valued member of our team over several years and we have missed her in recent times. We always enjoyed her company and her ... Read more
Michele PittDragons Abreast Mackay30 March 2011 Michele, or Shelly as we affectionately knew her, was born on 14 December 1961. She passed over to Angels Abreast on 30 March 2011 all too soon. Shelly was a very valu... Read more
Chris Hawksworth became one of our Angels on 25th March 2011. Chris used her talents in accountancy for Dragons Abreast Ballarat as Secretary and then Assistant Secretary, she was a loyal, dedicated and courageous mem... Read more
Dragons Abreast Geelong will never be the same again. We have lost our No. 1 Supporter, Smurph who died in Geelong Hospital on 5th January, 2011. Smurph was a foundation member of Dragons Abreast Geelong and was a ver... Read more
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