David GODBOLD – The Story :
Born:   June 17, 1938 – Died: February 22, 2002.

David GODBOLD was a distinguished architect and sports administrator wo loved Australian poetry and Pickering Brook heritage
 His family and friends admired his knowledge of Australian poetry and he enjoyed nothing more than reciting his favorite poems.
In 1994, the Pickering Brook Heritage Group was founded and Mr Godbold was elected inaugural president.
He inspired other to respect and cherish the district’s heritage
Mr Godbold was born in Kalgoorlie in 1938.
He was schooled at Pickering Brook Primary, Mary’s Mount School in Kalamunda and the old Christian Brothers College in St Georges Terrace in Perth.
He studied architecture while in the army.
After getting his degree in 1970 he was hired by the Public Works Department before going into private practice in West Perth.  His designs were highly respected with a building in Pier Street East Perth on of his most noted works.
He was elected a fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects in 1962 and remained in private practice until 1997.
That year he joined the City of Perth as its contracts manager.
Mr Godbold also loved cricket.  He was secretary of the Victoria Park Cricket Club from 1967-1970 and president from 1971-1974.
He coached junior teams at the club.
The self-described ‘flashing left-handed batsman’ joined the executive of the WA Suburban Turf Cricket Association in 1973 and was its vice-president from 1974-1977.
He also chaired what became known as the Godbold Committee.
The Committee reviewed the association’s operation and initiated major structural change which benefited the association and its member clubs.
He was made a life member of the association in 1978.
Mr Godbold loved the East Fremantle Football Club as well as his regular tennis matches.
A keen curry chef, his ‘curry nights’ were famous among family and friends.
He also loved all things Italian.
The devoted family man had many childhood friends and business associates of Italian descent and he studied Italian for three years at night school.
Upon his death he was survived by his wife Carolyn, daughter Karen, sons Anthony and Timothy and stepdaughters Jodie and Tonya.
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