Eileen’s Why – “it’s a great service for country people”
Eileen was a special friend to all who knew her. She lived in Coffs Harbour all of her lifetime, was married to Rex and they had a much loved son, Glen.
At 8 years old Glen was diagnosed with a brain tumour and Eileen spent many months with him in Sydney as he underwent surgery and treatment. Although it left him with a small disability, after finishing school he gained employment at Coffs Harbour Hospital where he worked for many years alongside his mother. Sadly, Glen’s tumour reoccurred in 2007 and Eileen became his carer until Glen passed in 2015.
Eileen was a wonderful mother and loved her “beautiful boy”. She was a very humble lady, with a great sense of humour, and a wonderful, loyal friend.
Although her family never had to use the helicopter itself, she thought it was ‘a great service for country people.’
Eileen spoke often with friends of her wishes to support research and services that had helped her family and many others over the years by leaving a gift in her Will. We at the Rescue Helicopter are so proud and grateful to have been honoured with Eileen’s trust and generous gift in memory of herself and Glen.