SMITH, Herbert “Des”

 Herbert “Des” SMITH

20.01.1932 – 15.06.2023

Passed away peacefully at Box Hill Hospital

Aged 91 years

Des was a well respected and loved member

of the softball fraternity and will be greatly missed by his friends.


The service to celebrate the life of Des will be held in the Boyd Chapel,

Springvale Botanical Cemetery, 600 Princes Hwy, Springvale on Monday 26th June at 11am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukaemia Foundation.


For those who are unable to attend, you may wish to watch the service via the following link:

2 Tributes

  1. Margaret May
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    Des you were more than a coach to those who played in your team and especially to those of us from Syndal. I just want to thank you for all the wonderful memories and great talks, some were even serious, that we shared. I was one of the lucky ones to have played for two of your softball loves, Syndal and Chas. Cheers Des!
    Will always be remembered and never forgotten. RIP Des

  2. Janine Craig
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    Dear Des,
    You were a huge presence at Syndal and contributed so much as a coach at this club. I was certainly one of the players who benefited greatly from your coaching, and remember my time in your teams and at Syndal with great fondness. Rest in peace…..

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