Farewell to my dear friend Paulie…

It’s been a hard week for myself and SF co-writer Sharon Davis. One of our dearest friends passed away very suddenly on Monday January 23rd at the young age of 32. Paul Verevis was my swing dance partner in a performance team for many years, fellow committee member for Perth Dance Society in the past, my Balboa partner and most of all; one of my closest friends.

Paul was liked by everyone who met him, not only here in Perth but all over Australia and the globe. He was one of those people who exuded happiness, warmth and joy, which is a rare thing these days. He was also a great dancer and loved the swing dance scene and all the friends and opportunities it brought him over the 10 years that we knew him. I’ve never known such a kind, generous, caring soul who was so full of fun and life and I will miss him terribly. Always smiling and joking around and never afraid to make fun of himself. I am so very glad to have had the time with him that I did.

I’ll never forget you Paulie. Love you always oxoxo

Below: Paul and I filming a dance sequence for the short film, ‘Swan Song’ in 1940s attire, 2005

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