In no particular order, conversation, carpentry, landscaping, computer technology, the bushland, nature's bounty, photography, country music and reading; these were the things Des enjoyed so much.
We shared long coffees in our retirement with lots of varied conversation and laughs, enjoyed walking around our garden and looking for new things happening, and what needed to be attended to next.
We bounced off one another's creativity and admired each other's projects.
Des started writing some articles online also. This is the Helium link to Des' articles, a photo, with some of his own biography notes.
He worked with optimism through almost three years with melanoma cancer - this link being my article from December 2007. Des' final three months plummeted downhill fast and he'd wanted his last days here at home. I became carer for Des with daily advice from palliative care nurses until his final two days, when he needed to be back in hospital.
Des passed away September 25, 2010 aged 65 years. This post is to share with everyone my grateful thanks for emails and cards of support and encouragement throughout our journey.
There is an old saying "if you love someone, set them free" ... these photographs of the sea-eagle had been taken by Des one day when we were bushwalking a few years back, not too far from home. We were both so thrilled knowing the distance away that eagle was, with the 12 x zoom lens he used, these photos were prize snaps in our eyes.
In fond rememberance of a dear husband of 43 years, Dad to our two daughters, Renee and Natalie, and Pop to his three grand-children, Ashlee, Brianna and Aiden. Son-in-law to my Mum, Valda. Brother to Joan, Robyn, and Kim. We will forever love you Des.