Trib­utes flow for teacher

Joondalup Weekender - - Front Page - Laura Pond

FOR­MER stu­dents have shared their mem­o­ries of a re­tired teacher who was killed at Green- wood train sta­tion last week.

David Allan Collins (69), known as Allan, died on Septem­ber 30 af­ter fall­ing from his mo­torised bike into the path of an on­com­ing train.

He was a for­mer teacher at Hali­don Pri­mary School in Kings­ley and many past stu­dents took to so­cial me­dia to pay trib­ute.

Melissa Oven­den de­scribed him as a “truly amaz­ing teacher” and Daniel Sala­m­one said he was “a fan­tas­tic teacher and a won­der­ful per­son”.

Sa­muel As­bury said Mr Collins had made a dif­fer­ence to his life.

“He was one of my favourite teach­ers and helped me be­come a much bet­ter per­son than I was on track to be­ing,” he wrote.

Michelle Smith also re­mem­bered him fondly.

“I have such happy, fond mem­o­ries of be­ing in his class. I still re­mem­ber how he would sign his name on our work with a happy smil­ing face in his let­ter ‘A’,” she said.

Pic­ture: Face­book

David Allan Collins.

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