It is with great sadness that we learnt that Michael Purling (’89) died in a vehicle accident Tuesday 12 May 2020 while in Vietnam. Many would remember that Michael is a son of Rev David Purling, Westminster Chaplain, 1977 to 1995. With travel restrictions still in place, the Purling family is now faced with many difficult decisions and plans to make. Our thoughts and prayers are with Rev David and Judith Purling, Michael’s siblings Rebecca (’83), Catherine (’85) and Kym (’89), and the extended Purling family, during this time of grief.
Even with the easing of some restrictions, we are not yet in a position to recommence our Old Scholar Reunion program. We are, of course, monitoring changes in restrictions as may be expected under different stages but will not know yet for some time when we can enjoy our reunions. We will update Old Scholars with significant anniversaries in 2020 as more information comes to hand. In the meantime, WOS Football Club and WOS Soccer Club have both recommenced training according to the guidelines now in place for community sport. Go Dragons!
Peter Trenorden (’77)
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