DALE BURZACOTT

Born in Australia on 19 June 1958
Passed away on 22 February 2017
Late of EDEN HILLS
Aged 58 years
Photo taken by Lara in England 2007? In England 2007?
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  • Martin Davies: This was taken at my wedding on 28/51994 at Old Government House in Belair. Dale was best man and is witnessing my signature. Farewell old friend. Thanks for everything.
    • 5 years ago
I heard the sad news via Radio National's program "Off Track" today (8th April) when driving. I am still in shock. Dale was a great friend of mine during my Adelaide days from 1985-2000--and one of the first people I met when I arrived there. I visited him in Eden Hills more times than I can remember; and he visited me too: both at Chelsea and at our holiday shack at Inverloch. He stored my car at the bush block when I went overseas for a year. He was best man at my wedding. We lost contact when I moved back to Melbourne for work, and while I emailed him a few times, I am ashamed to say I never picked up the 'phone. I assumed he would be around forever -- such was his jest for life. Dale was the first person one called on to help with anything, be that fixing a car or shovelling mulch on the garden. Dale had a formidable intellect and prodigious memory. He would learn about things that interested him, and remember them with astonishing accuracy. His power of memory was intimidating on occasions. I recall during the centenary of the Titanic that he learned everything about it, including the temperature of the water upon sinking, the number of people in steerage, etc. I learned a lot about Dale's work and interests (principally number plate collecting and cars--but also a wide-range of things including antiques, politics and history) and was always very impressed with him. He was a solid friend of mine when my father died tragically, and while we lost touch, I retained a great affection for him over the years. I will miss you old friend. Thanks for all the great memories.
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