Long ca­reer of car­ing for oth­ers

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Obituary -

MAR­GARET HU­BERY Born: 1928 Died: Jan­uary, 2015 MAR­GARET Hu­bery was the sec­ond old­est of five chil­dren. She had four broth­ers and her fam­ily lived close to the Learoyd Street, Mt Law­ley parish school.

She com­pleted her sec­ondary stud­ies at Sa­cred Heart, High­gate, and went into nurs­ing.

Mrs Hu­bery had a dis­tin­guished ca­reer in nurs­ing and com­mu­nity health. She was direc­tor of nurs­ing at Royal Perth Hos­pi­tal and served as act­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive of the hos­pi­tal.

She was also the first woman pres­i­dent of the Sil­ver Chain Board of Man­age­ment, vi­cepres­i­dent of St Anne’s Hos­pi­tal, a mem­ber of the Di­vi­sional Coun­cil of Red Cross, pres­i­dent of the Friends of Royal Perth Hos­pi­tal and chair­woman for the Com­mit­tee for the Aged Sis­ters – Our Lady of the Mis­sions.

She was awarded the Or­der of Australia in 1993.

She was mar­ried to Percy Hu­bery and had two daugh­ters, El­iz­a­beth and Louise.

The cou­ple started out on a farm near Bridgetown, where Mrs Hu­bery es­tab­lished the Sil­ver Chain nurs­ing post, be­fore the fam­ily moved to Perth.

Mrs Hu­bery’s love of fam­ily was well-known, as was her strong faith and com­mit­ment to the church. She loved sport, par­tic­u­larly ten­nis. She had a great love of mu­sic, par­tic­u­larly singing. Ms Hu­bery sang at any op­por­tu­nity and ev­ery­one en­joyed her melodic voice.

“Mar­garet gave her col­leagues and the SCC board great in­sights into re­silience, for­ti­tude, courage, em­pa­thy and com­pas­sion­ate ser­vice to oth­ers,” South­ern Cross Care chair­man John Bryant said.

A me­mo­rial mass to cel­e­brate the achieve­ments and life of for­mer Royal Perth Hos­pi­tal direc­tor of nurs­ing Mar­garet Hu­bery was held at St Vin­cent Pal­lotti Chapel in Ross­moyne on Thurs­day. Mrs Hu­bery made a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to the aged care sec­tor and nurs­ing pro­fes­sion in WA. She was a board mem­ber and chair­woman at South­ern Cross Care. The Mar­garet Hu­bery re­tire­ment com­plex in Shel­ley was named in her hon­our in 2000 and she lived there un­til her death in Jan­uary.

Mar­garet Hu­bery.

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