BID TO HONOUR GP
Petition seeks park to honour popular doctor Elizabeth Torrance, who died in August
PLANS are under way to create a lasting memorial in honour of St Clair doctor Elizabeth Torrance, who died on August 24.
Dr Torrance, who died a day before her 62nd birthday from aggressive brain cancer, served the St Clair community for 32 years.
“Dr T” was held in extremely high regard, and her loss hit the community hard.
“The only doctor I would trust with my life,” one patient posted on social media.
The St Clair and wider community immediately turned their thoughts to how they could honour Dr Torrance in an appropriate and enduring way.
Patient Melanie Taylor immediately started lobbying for some sort of community memorial to remember Dr Torrance’s selfless and long service to the St Clair community.
At the time she said wanted to see a garden or park dedicated to Dr Torrance.
“Dr T” looked after four generations of Mrs Taylor’s family over 31 years.
“She was caring, extremely knowledgeable and always talked to her patients,” Mrs Taylor said.
An online petition to lobby Penrith Council for a park in St Clair to be named in Dr Torrance’s honour, has gained momentum since it was established in mid-October.
It has now attracted 800 signatures and more than 60 comments singing praise for Dr Torrance.
“It would be a beautiful place for reflection and respect and remembrance of Liz,” one commenter Michele wrote.
Another former patient wrote: “I signed this petition as I could not think of a more appropriate way to celebrate the life of a truly dedicated human being.”
“To me this would be a beautiful way of keeping her memory alive.”
The petition, Dr Elizabeth Torrance Memorial Park, can be found online at petitions24.com.
It would be a beautiful place for reflection and respect and remembrance Michele