Final farewell to Aunty Betty McMahon

06 December 2018

It is with great sadness that we say a final farewell to Historical Elder Aunty Betty McMahon, who passed away on Sunday, December 2. 

Aunty Betty McMahon has been a large part of Suncare Community Services for many years. She joined Suncare Committee on the 30 September 2013 and was a devoted committee member until her retirement in July 2015.  During this period Aunty Betty was an active member of the Strategic Marketing Committee, was the lead Cultural Advisor on both the First Peoples Advisory Committee and on our RAP (Reconciliation Action Plan) council since 2015. 

She has been our Main Aunty for our Nandjimadji Art and Yarning Group on the Sunshine Coast and Murri Connections Art Group in Zilmere Brisbane, as well as for our Murri clientele and staff alike for more than six years.

Aunty Betty has been Suncare’s Lead Advisor/Organiser for our Reconciliation Week Coastal Walks since we began, and she was instrumental in starting the initiative with Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group with Suncare as the main sponsor of the event. 

She has mentored us, given us encouragement, direction and common sense, always delivered with kindness and compassion.  She always checked in with Christina Fletcher, Suncare’s First Peoples Cultural Lead, to make sure services, referrals, information etc. were in place for those in our community who needed help, often forgoing her own needs to make sure that others had what they needed.

Aunty Betty was a great support to many and will be greatly missed.

Funeral details as follows:
Our Lady of the Rosary
61 Edmund Street

Tuesday, December 11 at 11:00 am.

Aunty Betty McMahon 1934 - 2018


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