By

Mark Buckingham

Allan Forno, International Director of the Rotary Club of Dural, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with liver cancer on October 26 2018.

Allan was an valued member of our community, having been president of the club previously and was instrumental in raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for various charities. He personally oversaw the appointment of counselors to local schools to assist with youth mental health.

He was also passionate about rugby. Allan spent 36 years as Chairman of the Australian Rugby Golden Oldies, and one of the many highlights was organising the 2010 World Golden Oldies Rugby Festival, hosting 5,000 participants making up over 230 teams from around the world at Centennial Park in Sydney.

Allan was a committed family member and leaves his wife Joan of almost 52 years. Cherished father and father-in-law of Deanne and Darren, Anthony John, “special father” to Kari, adored grandpa to Peter Jnr and Jack, Special Uncle to Reini, Trenna and Colin, Bronsen, Trianah, Breeann.

At Allan’s request in lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Storr Liver Centre @ the University of Sydney – Dr Jacob George -envelopes will be available at the Service.

We will all miss him with a passion a better man you could not find.