Liberal Upper House MP, Scot MacDonald has had a moving Tribute Motion unanimously adopted by the NSW Parliament’s Upper House in honour of local iconic figure, Dr Frederick Burton.
“Dr Burton who served as Nelson Bay’s first full-time dentist sadly passed away on 27 September 2017 at a mighty 100 years of age” Mr MacDonald stated.
“His work in the community from being a trail blazer in the community to improve dental health for residents, to helping to establish the Nelson Bay Baptist Church as well as his work as President of Probus and in the Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol has had a huge positive impact on the community for many decades”.
“It is pretty clear that despite his age, Dr Burton’s energy knew no bounds when it came to helping the community and involving himself in good causes” Mr MacDonald said.
“Such a Parliamentary Commendation is a fitting gesture in honour of an obvious fine gentleman who devoted the majority of his life to serving others, – he was a trailblazer that will always be remembered for all the good he did for people and the wider community” Mr MacDonald concluded.