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Remembering our Angels


Our Beloved

Fay Johnson


Fay was one of our first members when she joined Dragons Abreast Hobart in 2004 perfecting her technique by sitting on a chair upstairs in…

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…

Frances Hey


Frances Hey of Dragons Abreast Hobart was such a sudden and unexpected loss to our community. She was a seemingly fit 64-year-old when she died…

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…