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Remembering our Angels


Our Beloved

Dee Fathers

Central Coast

Dee Fathers was a member of Dragons Abreast Central Coast since joining in 2003 , holding the position of club captain for many years. She…

Faye Arthur

Bendigo and Melbourne

Faye was and always will be the heart and spirit of our paddling team. Losing her from our team is heartbreaking, however we treasure the…

Frances Forsyth


Fran was a long time member of our club (16 years).  Described by many as “kind-hearted, generous, strong-willed, stubborn, tough, fun, with a soft loving…

Gayle Creed


Gayle was an inspiration! All of us that traveled with Gayle in China will always remember her grace, her dignity and her passion for getting…

Genevieve Carruthers – DAA Director

Rainbow Region

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…

Gina Beauchamp


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…

Glenis Powell

Byron Bay

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…

Helen Farquharson

Coffs Coast

Helen Hynes


The day before Easter we heard the very sad news that Helen Hynes had joined our Angels Abreast. Helen was a lovely woman and a…

Helen Taylor


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…

Irene Wescombe


Our Angels Abreast team has gained another member – Irene Wescombe, Founder of the Devonport team. Irene has battled for some time and put up…

Jan Caldwell


In June of this year (2020) our team, Dragons Abreast Penrith lost a much loved and treasured member of our group. Jan Caldwell was a long term survivor of…