Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A brave and beautiful meso warrior's funeral 18 June 2013

Daniel (Noura's son), Anne (Noura's daughter in law and married to Daniel), Lou Williams, John (Noura's husband), Mary (Noura's daughter), Suzi (Noura's daughter), and her 2 gorgeous little grandkids next to their proud parents Daniel and Anne.  A beautiful photo with Noura in the front pictured.  RIP beautiful warrior, you are truly missed so much.

Bernie Banton Foundation via Asbestos In The News - A Bernie Banton Foundation Social Media Network Page
Lou Williams is a legend, no not in her own mind, but around the world, as an asbestos cancer survivor, supporter of many adversely affected by exposure to asbestos, and an awareness advocate.
All at the Bernie Banton Foundation are proud to call Lou, not only part of our team, but a friend!
Karen and I call her KS ('Kindred Spirit' - As she was also to my late, beloved Julie), but she is far more than that, she is a very special person.
(The above is what Rod Smith and Karen Banton have written about me - I am truly touched by their beautiful words.) To me all meso warriors are legends, heroes and beautiful people who through no fault of our own have this cancer and just get on with our lives, and try to help others so that they do not get this deadly cancer.

A train journey of 2 hrs to the other side of Melbourne where Rod Smith and Karen Banton (Bernie Banton Foundation) were waiting for me.  This beautiful meso warrior who lost her life to deadly asbestos on 14 June 2013 aged 57 yrs, her funeral was held at the Greek Orthodox Church, Dandenong and was well attended by family and many friends who loved her very much.  We were priviledged to be there too to help celebrate Noura's life that was cut short by deadly asbestos through no fault of her own.  Her exposure was as a small child. 

After the service and buriel there was a peace offering luncheon back at the church.  We were welcomed by Noura's beautiful family including her husband, John, children Suzi, Daniel, Mary and beautiful daughter in law Anne and grandkids to sit at their table, eat some beautiful food and to give thanks and celebrate Noura's life.

To see all the love in that room was just amazing.  Noura touched so many lives.  She was a very vibrant and beautiful lady.  Noura may you be cocooned in peace and free of pain. 

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