In memory of someone special
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Annette Louise Medana on Thursday, 27th August 2020. Dearly loved daughter of Harry and Barbara (both deceased). Greatly missed by her sisters Julie and Isabelle (with Ralf and Ivy), cousins (Lindsay, Kathy, Judy, Uncle Brian and their families) and friends.
Annette was a loving and doting Aunty to Ivy and was very special and devoted to the many children that she taught in Australia and Japan during her working life as a classroom / ESL teacher and librarian. She spoke fondly of "her children" and was cherished in return with many remaining in touch into adulthood.
Although partially deaf in her early years, she enjoyed music from classical to pop. She played classical piano and took up the clarinet when she attended teacher's college. Annette had a passion for travel and history. During her life she had many adventures in Asia, Canada, Europe and Russia. Most recently she followed in the footsteps of Mary Queen of Scots and Richard III.
Annette survived breast and ovarian cancer before her final illness this year. We greatly appreciate the support she received during this time from hospital staff, Breast Cancer Nurses at McGrath Foundation and the Cancer Council.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions a private service to celebrate Annette's life shall be held at 3.15 pm on Monday 7th September, which shall be live streamed for those family and friends unable to attend. In Lieu of floral tributes please consider a donation to Annette's chosen charity as a special way to honour Annette.
Adeline, Madeleine And Lillian
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Ingrid Van Loon