by Graham Torrie & John Cooper, both past Chairs of ADBKA
Members will be sad to hear the news that David Pert passed away on Monday the 6th of November. He had been ill for some time. David was an enthusiastic beekeeper and a much valued member of the ADBKA committee.
We were pleased to take the opportunity in last May’s edition of our newsletter to pay tribute to his contribution to our association and it is good to know that he was able to see from this the high regard in which he was held.
David was an Association member for many years, and a valuable committee member for the past 5 years.
David was the kind of man who never said no when asked for help, and when the new apiary was being established at Crathes his many practical skills were constantly put to good use in a wide variety of ways. David always turned up with a smile and was a pleasure to work with. His contributions to the work of the committee and to association events were unstinting. David epitomised the voluntary ethos on which the association depends and thrives. He will be sorely missed.
Our condolences go to his wife Dorothy, his daughter Heather and his wider family.