Community mourns loss of community ‘keeper’ David Clark

Cessnock City Council extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of David Clark who has sadly passed away. 

Cessnock City Council extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of David Clark who has sadly passed away. Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent is deeply saddened calling it a huge loss for all the community.    

“David was an outstanding member of our community, immersing himself in every aspect of community life volunteering countless hours to assist at community events, helping vulnerable members of our community and was a community leader at various local organisations and clubs.”  

David was named Citizen of the Year 2016 in recognition of his commitment to community, he was a member of the Rotary Club of Cessnock, President of the Kurri Kurri Retired Mineworkers Association Branch, a member of the Gospel Hall Church and part of the Cessnock Christian Christmas Dinner team.  

David’s contribution to Rotary was acknowledged when he was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow, the highest honour Rotary bestows on a member.  

“The loss of David leaves a gaping hole in our community. David had a passion for mentoring young people and connecting with them came easily to him. Many young people in our community had the pleasure of learning from him through his involvement in the Mayoral Debate and through his work with young people looking for employment. He was also an important supporter of the Mayoral Scholarships.”  

“David was always there, whether it was behind the BBQ for our Australia Day Celebrations, or to help us at the Cessnock City Carols. Every Council meeting we would look forward to seeing David sitting in the gallery, keeping an eye on the business of the day for our community. His smiling face will be sorely missed.”  

“A person like David is a rarity, he is what I like to call a keeper of our community, always working for the betterment of our community and for the greater good.” 

 2/28/2018