Grate­ful coun­cil­lor moves on

Pilbara News - - Opinion -

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.

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