TravelManagersVale Denise Dean

first_imgTravelManagersVale Denise Dean The TravelManagers family is in mourning following the sudden passing of Personal Travel Manager Denise Dean, representative for Hendra in Brisbane, on Friday 24 November.59-year-old Denise suffered a brain aneurysm on the previous Tuesday and passed away at Royal Brisbane Hospital.“Denise had just celebrated her three-year anniversary with the company and in that short time she had touched us all with her positivity, enthusiasm and complete love of life,” said TravelManagers Executive General Manager Michael Gazal. Gazal paid tribute to Denise, saying, “…[she] was a highly successful PTM and was simply a beautiful person inside and out. Denise’s sudden departure from this world has come as a complete shock and she will be greatly missed by all of us.” Testament to Denise’s popularity, PTMs, en masse, have taken to social media to share their grief via hundreds of messages. Brisbane based PTM Simon Tinkler shared this tribute to his “beautiful Denise”. “Denise, I wish I could have told you more powerfully what I think about you: beautiful, welcoming, radiant, glamorous, classy, fun, caring, accepting and courageous. Every time you saw me, your face would light up and you would glide across the room like Judy Garland and we would do that gorgeous little kiss on the cheek and talk. Standing with you it all felt all so First Class with champagne. You put style and elegance back into our lives and helped me glimpse the golden age of travel. I loved your hair, your make up, your shoes, and your shining eyes. It breaks my heart to bid you farewell.”PTM Suzanne Markham’s comments typify the sentiments being shared by the PTMs.“Elegance, grace and beauty both inside and out! Cannot believe we will never see you again my friend. No words can convey my crushed heart.”Leisa Burdette, representative for Hamilton, said of Denise: “I admired you for so many reasons – your style, your kindness of spirit, your professionalism, your strength as a mother. An example of the best a person can be. I’m so grateful to have been your friend, even if only for the shortest of time. I’m going to miss you beyond measure.”Karen Dowling, Denise’s QLD BPM for the past three years, has been providing support and comfort to Denise’s family. “On a personal note, above all, Denise was my friend. She was compassionate, thoughtful, elegant and inspiring. All those who knew her will wholeheartedly agree, Denise is simply irreplaceable,” she said.“Denise was the epitome of a Personal Travel Manager; her integrity and passion for the industry, her clients and fellow PTM’s was infinite,” said Karen. “Denise was an instrumental campaigner for the TravelManagers brand and was profusely generous with her time, guidance and support to her fellow colleagues and suppliers. Denise was awarded the 2017 Advocate Award at this year’s annual TravelManagers Conference in Darwin.” Denise had been in the travel industry for 26 years, yet it was when she joined TravelManagers in 2014 that she felt really at home. Earlier this year she celebrated her personal best month of commission sales where she highlighted her passion for her clients and her love of being a PTM.“Three years ago, I became a personal travel manager and I haven’t looked back. My clients inspire me and they are the reason I get out of bed every day. My family is number one, so being home and available is the greatest benefit for me of being home based and the opportunity to combine personal interests with travel has been a dream come true.” Denise Dean leaves behind her husband Robert, and children Elliott, Claudia and Simona.A funeral service will be held at 10am on Thursday 30 November at St. Agatha’s Parish Church at 52 Oriel Road, Clayfield, Brisbane. The family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Queensland Brain Institute. Denise Deanlast_img read more