Tributes flow to Sandy Dunshea, Rotarian from Dubbo

Sandy Dunshea and Mick Adams in 2013 ahead of a Rotary Club of Dubbo South charity golf day. File photo.
Sandy Dunshea and Mick Adams in 2013 ahead of a Rotary Club of Dubbo South charity golf day. File photo.

Sandy Dunshea’s mates will remember his commitment to giving back to the community, and miss having a beer with him.

The Rotarian and former Dubbo Chamber of Commerce president’s dedication to helping others was “superb”, fellow Rotarian Brett ‘Macca’ McCarthy said.

At the Tuesday meeting of the Rotary Club of Dubbo South, members stood for a minute’s silence to remember Mr Dunshea, who died on August 29, aged 65.

A long-time Dubbo businessman, Mr Dunshea had significant involvement with Destination Outback, a major project of his Rotary club.

The biennial project has raised more than $2.5 million.

Mr Dunshea was on board the first Destination Outback in 1990, served on its committee multiple times, and was event director in 2016.

Sandy’s dedication to helping others has just been superb.

Rotarian Brett 'Macca' McCarthy

“He has been a massive part of Destination Outback and its success, and generally a fantastic, all-round good fellow,” Mr McCarthy said.

“Sandy’s dedication to helping others has just been superb.”

Another of Mr Dunshea’s legacies was the hundreds of students who had taken part in Rotary’s youth driver training program.

“He put a hell of an effort into teaching kids about the dangers of driving,” Mr McCarthy said.

Mr Dunshea, a much-loved husband, father and grandfather, will be farewelled at a funeral service at Dundullimal on Friday at 1.30pm.

Mr McCarthy shared how he would remember and miss his mate.

“His dedication to helping others and [that he was] always willing to stand around and have a beer,” he said.

As well as owning a financial planning business at Dubbo for 25 years, Mr Dunshea served as Dubbo Golf Club president for a period.

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