Desmond James Ting was born on October 16, 1944 at Tingha as the son of Reuben and Jean Ting who lived at “Bonnie Doon”, Tingha and Gilgai.
Ten children were born into Desmond’s family including Maurice, Ross, Vince, Harry, Shirley, twins Ruth and Gwen, Des, Pam and Doug.
Des, Gwen and Pam have all since passed but are fondly remembered and missed by their siblings. Des completed his schooling at Tingha.
When he left school, Desmond went into the post office working at Inverell, Tamworth, Armidale, Stanthorpe and Toowoomba- where he retired.
Desmond married his first wife Denise from Armidale. Together the two had three children Gavin, Jason and Steven.
Ten grandchildren were to follow. Later Des and Denise divorced.
Afterwards Des married his second wife Jan and became a stepfather to her child. Desmond passed away on October 15, 2018.
A celebration of the life of Des was held at T.S Burstow Chapel at Toowoomba on October 24, 2018.
Des will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.