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Dominic David Drake (1989W)

Dominic David Drake (1989W) passed away on Friday 10 January in Knysna Hospital, after a long fight with bowel cancer.

Dominic David Drake (1989W) passed away on Friday 10 January in Knysna Hospital, after a long fight with bowel cancer.

In the words of Dom's good frined Andrew 'Tank' Lanning (1989S)

Played 1st XV loosehead prop in the unbeaten 1989 1st XV, as part of what I am told is still the heaviest front row Bishops has ever had. Hooker was Rowan Belchers, tighthead Tank Lanning. Think we were heavier than the WP front row that year.

A gentle giant in touch with his artistic side, he loved his music, and connecting with good friends.
He eventually lost a long fight with bowel cancer, passing away on Friday 10 December in the Knysna hospital.

For the last 9 or 10 years, he owned and managed the Oyster Shack in Sedgefield, where he lived as a colourful character who touched many in the garden Route area.


Members of Dom's class have organized a memorial for Dom on Friday 17 January to be held at the Barry Heatlie Pavilion from 16:30 to 21:00, for those who cannot make the trip to the Wilderness. 

There will be some snacks and a cash bar.



 

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