Grateful councillor moves on
My life in the Pilbara is, for me, one of the most wonderful experiences of my life. It will be with me forever. I came to Tom Price after graduating with a masters degree from university with a lot of knowledge but no experience in my practice.
My great interest since I came to Australia 25 years ago was to meet and understand Aboriginal people and their culture.
I was living in Brisbane and there was little opportunity to fulfil my goal so at the first opportunity, I applied for a job in WA. I was successful in obtaining a position with the Department of Community Development in 2004.
The icing on the cake was when I became a councillor for Tom Price in 2007. I have taken my role with great honour.
The role of councillor was not easy but gave me so much experience, knowledge, maturity and confidence in myself. This has been like taking a doctorate degree in the best university in the world. Now I have to go, for medical reasons, but my heart will continue loving all of you.
I want to thank from the bottom of my heart all the wonderful people that I have met.
I have become a special minister of the Eucharist and will take holy communion to sick people in the community and hospitals. I am sad to go but feel at peace with myself that in everything I did, I did my best.