I have often wondered where Kon was practicing now. We came to him in the late 70s and onwards, while he was at West Pennant Hills and when our little family lived on New Line Road. He had a wonderful sense of humour and his kindness and decency were of a quality that doesn't fade in memory. We now live in South Australia, in the Adelaide Hills and my eldest son Tom is a dentist, married to another dentist, with 4 children. I am sure that the early memories of this benign example of 'kind and skillful dentist' would have remained deep down in Tom's memory.
I am very saddened by the news of his leaving far too soon. Deepest sympathy to his family.
Shocked to eventually learn of Kon's passing and sincere condolences to Lynn and family as well as thoughts for Sandra and girls. He loved a flutter on the horses in his early days where we developed a strong relationship. When he decided to concentrate more on his professional duties my holdings declined rapidly! He was a most interesting guy, a great dentist to my entire family over several decades and a devoted family man who will be sadly missed by all.
Mick Rolfe ( formally Dural /West Pennant Hills)
I have only just received this very sad news. Feel dreadful that it's been six months and hadn't heard about poor Kon's demise. What a great guy. Loved visiting the dentist because he chatted away and put a very anxious patient at ease. Great guy. Great dentist. Will be missed by ALL his patients I'm sure. Condolences to his beautiful family of whom he often spoke. He was a very proud husband, father and grandfather. RIP Kon. Hope there's a lovel putting green in heaven for you!
So sorry to hear the sad news as I tried to make an appointment to come in for a chat. Sorry a checkup. I shall miss catching up on your adventures with the Golf and life in general.
Happy fathers day dad xoxox
I have only discovered the sad news . I worked with Kon on dental education committees for many years and always admired his enthusiasm and respected his views .He led the way .We had a great working relationship He was a good friend. I will miss him , and dentistry will be the poorer without him . .....a great teacher and thinker.
Dr. Graham Parry Dental Surgeon
Adelaide . South Australia.
We have only just learned of the passing of Kon. We are devastated and so shocked. He was our dentist since 1977 when we ran the TAB under the original surgery ( which is now Bakers Delight ) Sending our Deepest Sympathy to his much loved family and Sandra and staff. He had me ( almost cured ) of my fear of dental work going to anyone else is almost unthinkable. Really can not comprehend the news I think he has « GONE FISHING »
Sorry to hear of Kon's passing. He was our dentist for many years.
So saddened to hear of Kon's passing. You were my dentist for over 25 years and always with your wit and humour made visits pleasurable. Condolences to all your family.
Have just heard the sad news. We are all so saddened and feel for you all. Take care Lynn and family.
Pat,Wayne,Rachel, Stephen and David Dunlop
What sad news we have heard today, Kon you will be greatly missed. You were our family dentist for 35 to 40 years, and a friend for just as long. You made us laugh with your special brand of humour, you made sure we were never in pain from treatment, you explained what was going to happen, every step of the way - you were one of a kind! You were a man of honesty and integrity, and will never be forgotten. Our sympathies to your family.
I have only just heard of Kon's sudden & sad passing. As a child through to my 20's I went to Kon as our regular family dentist. I NEVER had a fear of the dentist, & actually looked forward to going - Kon made the visit fun with his joke telling! I also recall a Saturday as a teenager when I injured some teeth playing sport & Kon kindly met us at his practice to repair the damage. My condolences to Kon's family - RIP Kon.
Dad wherever you are I am sending you a hug and kiss. We love and miss ou so so much . I never told you enough tha you are the best dad and dido xoxo
Such sad news and such a loss to our community. Thompson's Corner will not be the same without Kon's smiling face. He made going to the dentist something to look forward to. Our family went to him for 35 years, he was the best, one of a kind. His wonderful sense of humour and caring nature will be dearly missed - he was a true gentleman and a proud family man. He will stay in our hearts and memories and we send our condolences to his loving family. The Aarons Family
I have only just heard the sad news. I have been to many dentists over the years. Kon was the first one to actually show me how to look after my teeth. He was a good dentist and an easy man to like. Our condolences to his family.
we will miss you dad.
we love you. xoox
Our 4 families have been patients and friends since the 1980's and have thoroughly enjoyed each meeting and treatment because Kon was always professional,caring and interested in our wellbeing, as well as, our latest family news. We shared many humorous
moments responding with our smiling eyes! A wonderful gentle man who will be sadly missed by all. Our thoughts and condolences - The Hoon, Ching, Sun & Croyle families.
We met some 35 years ago when you were a young dentist at West Pennant Hills and we owned our first business. We got to know you so well over this time,and as a client we actually enjoyed coming to see you because you entertained us as well as fixing our teeth. What a great man, humourous, caring, so well liked, genuine and a great family man. We will miss you.
A professional and a gentleman in every way, taken from us far to early, I will always be in your debt dear friend, you will be surely missed. RIP.
Don & Lyn Macready, Sydney, NSW.
U took away the fear in me with ur soft spoken gentle professional way. I will forever be grateful for our short but memorable encounter. RIP