All Newsletters : September 2004 : Farewell To Our Old Friends
Farewell To Our Old Friends
We note with sadness the recent passing of clients and friends of C-BERS.
Gordon was born on 25 May 1963 in Western Australia and lived with his parents in a bush settlement north of Geraldton until he was two years old. The Child Welfare Department placed him and his brother (aged five) and his sister (aged one) in the care of the Sisters of Nazareth in Geraldton and subsequently Gordon was sent to Castledare. Gordon subsequently lived and worked in and around the Perth and South West area. Gordon suffered many health problems and in the last twelve months discovered he had a brain tumour which claimed his life on 24 April this year.
We remember Gordon as a great Eagles supporter who wore his Eagles jacket with pride. He was writing his autobiography and from the extract we read had a keen memory of his childhood and early adult years. With C-BERSí assistance Gordon acquired a computer and quickly became very good at working out the difficulties posed by learning a new skill.
We shall miss his quiet ways and his sometimes unexpected but welcome visits to C-BERS. Rest in Peace Gordon. We extend our deepest sympathy to his extended family and to his sister Pauline.
Paul was born in Mullingar, Ireland on 29 June 1932 arriving in Australia in 1939 where he was placed in Castledare, Clontarf and Tardun.
We remember Paul as a great friend to those from the orphanages who were in need, a gentle and religious man in every sense of the word.
Paul died (29 July 2004) where he was born - in Mullingar, Ireland, during a trip to revisit his roots and family connections.
He was accompanied by his wife Jill. We offer our sincere condolences to Jill and family.