Sunday, 16 October 2011

Family, friends, teachers, nurses, doctors, therapists, and loved ones

Today at church we were told that people think there were actually more than 500 people at Noah's funeral. We were thinking that it may be a big funeral because we know that Noah does touch a lot of people's lives, but as we saw the people streaming through the doors, and not having enough time to say hello to them, we were overwhelmed with how much love and support was being shown to us as a family.

Principals, former principals, teachers, former students and current students, office staff, cleaners and groundsmen from Kings Meadows High, Punchbowl Primary and Newstead Heights Schools came.

 Mr B even wore a Hawks scarf just for Noah, even though he doesn't go for Hawthorn.

We were so touched that Noah's paediatrican came as well as his wife and receptionist.

Also our friend and naturopath Marlo who has been treating Noah for over three and a half years for free,

and our friend Naomi who is also our chiropractor and has also treated Noah for free for the past eight years.

Noah's physio therapist, OT and other staff from St Giles also came, as well as nurses and other staff from the hospital.

It was so wonderful to have my friend Karina there who was my housemate while we were going to uni together,

 and lots of friends from all around Tasmania as well as from interstate.


We were so touched to have Jan and Brian there. Their grandaughter Courtney was friends with Noah years ago after we met them on oen of our many hospital visits.  Noah and Courtney later had many admissions to hospital at the same time, and when Courtney passed away they gave Noah all of her equipment.

There was of course a lot of extended family members and other people from church there. 

We are so grateful that so many people came to show their love to Noah and love and support to us as a family.  It meant so much to us and really gave us the strength we needed to get through the day.


  1. Gosh...those PICTURES. Brings back so many memories. They look SO similar to the ones at Ben's funeral. Very touching Lisa. Keep 'em coming.

  2. So many familiar faces Lisa! I wish I could have been there too. I have been reading your blog every day - thanks so much for putting so many pictures and thoughts up.

  3. I Love the one of you and Michelle and the one of Tim and Aaron and Aaron and his dad....but I top Favorite would be the one with you and Tammy.....
    Can't wait to give you a hug xxxx

  4. Oh those pictures are priceless. I just wish that Lisa, Becky and I got a hugging picture with you... LOVE YOU bunches!


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