(April 12th, 1965 - November 4th, 2005)
I was faithfully and lovingly married to Julie for nineteen and a half years, before her life was taken suddenly and very unexpectedly by a double cerebral hemorrhage.
Medically, everything that could have been done was done correctly and quickly, but it was too late.
The period following her death was worse than I could have ever imagined it would be. I survived only because of God's love poured out through my family, friends and neighbours. I remain very grateful for their emotional and practical support.
Julie lived her life in service to others, and her hands were rarely idle: knitting outfits for babies, cooking meals for people in need, whatever. She was active in service at the church and at school.
She will continue to be missed and will be fondly remembered by all who knew her.
Julie donated her organs.
Five people have benefited from Julie's donation, some of whom would not be alive without her.
Your organs are no use to you when you've died. Don't waste your organs. You could be the reason that someone else lives. Please consider registering your consent on Australia's official organ donor registry. Go to Medicare's site, www.medicareaustralia.gov.au and follow the links to the Australian Organ Donor Registry.
1. Decide to donate your organs.