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David Shepherd ('83)

David Shepherd passed away on the 10th February, 2022, aged 56.
26 Aug 2022

A message from the wife of David Shepherd: 

I am writing to advise you that my husband, David Shepherd, passed away on the 10th February, 2022. 

David attended the Trinity Grammar School on an academic scholarship from 1978 - 1983 inclusive.  David also played Rugby Union for Trinity’s First XV’s for several years.

After graduating from Trinity, David attended Sydney University where he completed a Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering.   He commenced employment at Hawker de Havilland Pty Ltd (I met him here) based at Bankstown Airport where he was employed for ten years.  David also worked at Boeing in Seattle as a contractor on the B777.  After returning from Seattle he worked for Qantas at Sydney Airport and the last six years worked for Nauru Airlines at Brisbane Airport.  He retired late December 2021due to ill health, less than two months prior to his passing.

David was a loving, caring and nurturing father to Alexandra and Jake and a wonderful loving husband to me for a few weeks shy of 27 years.  

Our daughter was actually baptised in the beautiful Trinity Chapel.

Keeping aviation in our family, whilst David did get to see our son Jake graduate as a commercial pilot, sadly he didn’t get to see Jake fly for Jetstar.  It was one hope David was clinging to, but it wasn’t to be.

I believe David’s parents, Janice (Jan) and John Shepherd were involved with Trinity as there were friends known to me as ‘the Trinity friends’.  I know Jan was involved with the Ladies Auxiliary.

Our family is devastated with losing David and now trying to navigate life without him.  He will forever be 56.


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