Tribute to David Gordon TVW stills photographer
Ron Frank has kindly provided the following tribute to David Gordon TVW stills photographer.
David Gordon – TVW stills photographer in 1972
Photo courtesy of Steve Thompson
It is my duty to advise you that yet another of the TVW workers has passed away.
David Gordon who was the stills photographer employed at TVW for many years
He ran the darkroom.
He shot many of the stills that the station used.
He processed all his own work in a small area among side the news photographers room.
He used all his own gear as the station had none for many years.
Steve Thompson was his assistant.
The cameras he used were:
- Canon 35 mm
- Speed graphic 4×5
- Linhof 6 x 9
- Plaubel 6 x 7
There was a large array of lenses at his disposal.
Previously he had been employed by British admiralty photographing many aspects of weapons research.
He had served an apprenticeship as an electrician following his father but preferred to work as a photographer.
He married Harriet and had two children, David who graduated from UWA having gain a PHd in fresh water biology and Elizabeth who worked in a Perth bank.
There are several grandchildren.
He nursed his wife till she died at home from Cancer.
Published in The West Australian on March 31, 2012
GORDON (David George):
Passed away peacefully 29th March, 2012 aged 97.
Dearly loved husband of Harriet (dec), much loved father of David and Elizabeth, and companion of Wyn. Loved father- in-law of Lise and Philip. Cherished grandfather of Andrew, David, Katherine, Emily. Great grandfather of Oliver and Edward.
So dearly loved, so sadly missed.
A past Member of the RSCDS WA Branch (Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. Western Australia Branch Inc.) who was highly regarded for his contribution to Scottish country dance music in WA. Sympathies to Wyn and his family from RSCDS WA Branch members.
Deepest sympathy to Wyn on the death of her fiance and both families on the sad loss of David. He was a true friend and a proud Scotsman.
Bill, Fay and family.
David GORDON (Funeral notice)
The Funeral Service to celebrate the life of Mr David George Gordon, late of Balcatta will be held at KARRAKATTA Cemetery, on THURSDAY (5.4.2012) commencing at 10.00am.
No flowers by request, Memorial Donations to The Bethesda Hospital Palliative Care Unit would be appreciated.
Funeral Arrangements in the care of Elaine.
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