Posted on Apr 28, 2021
A small gathering of family, Rotarians and colleagues gathered in person to celebrate the life of District 5040 Governor Dave Hamilton, who passed away recently. The service was livestreamed and it was recorded. The service was a fitting tribute to a 30-year member of Rotary, who gave so much of himself in Service Above Self, to Rotary, the community and the lives of so many. Here are just a few comments at the service about Dave:
"inspired us, left a lasting legacy"
"didn't stop going"
"never complained"
"knew everybody in the community"
"was a servant of the community"
Past, and now present, District Governor Darcy Long spoke about
the many contributions Dave made to Rotary
Past District Governor Garry Shearer, who was MC, spoke
about the many years of work together in Rotary and friendship
Dave's partner, Rotarian Tanya
Hall, spoke about how fun,
loving and courageous he was
Dave's brother MarkDave's son Kirk
Successor as publisher at the
Delta Optimist Matt Blair
Dan Hare, of the band, March Hare, was a good friend
Blake Cowan, chair of the 2021 District Conference, "Rotary Family",
June 4-5, 2021, spoke about the conference as one of Dave's last,
of many, contributions to Rotary