Passionate Peel local David Smeeton honoured

Laid to rest: Local icon, David Smeeton, will be farewelled at a funeral service next Wednesday. Photo: Supplied.

Laid to rest: Local icon, David Smeeton, will be farewelled at a funeral service next Wednesday. Photo: Supplied.

A patron of Mandurah Performing Arts and local aged care advocate has lost his battle with oesophagus cancer.

David Smeeton, an icon of the Peel region for 20 years, died peacefully in his own home on January 15 supported by his partner Sheila Twine and carers.

Mr Smeeton most recently narrated local history production Mandurah Milestones and Memories, working alongside students from five schools who created props of Indigenous dwellings, shipwrecks and cottages from the days of early European settlement.

In the sporting arena, he was a committee member of Halls Head Country Croquet Club and travelled extensively to compete and encourage new players to learn the game.

Mr Smeeton was also a member of Croquetwest's management board.

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He was also board member of Palliative Care WA and was honoured in December with a plaque and citation acknowledging his contribution.

The advocate assisted workshops in the Peel region to help people plan their advanced health care and start conversations with families about what they want for themselves as they age.

Mr Smeeton's funeral will be held at the Peel Thunder Pavilion on Dower St, on Wednesday, January 29 at 2.30pm.

Light refreshments will be served after the celebration of his life and attendees are asked to wear shirts from their various community organisations to reflect David's passion for community.