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Vale – Roxanne Kavanagh

By November 14, 2022No Comments

The community of Transplant Australia are deeply saddened at the passing of Roxanne Kavanagh on November 8.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and all members across Australia, we would like to send our condolences to Roxanne’s family.

Roxanne was involved for many years and in so many ways with the transplant community.

She was full of vitality, positivity and enthusiasm in everything she put her mind to – as Chair of the Transplant Australia Victoria Committee, assisting with events and the Victorian team at the Transplant Games and always there to offer care and support to participants at the national and world transplant games. Roxanne was also heavily involved with The Alfred Hospital; fundraising and visiting transplant recipients in need of guidance and support.

Roxanne was a joy to be with – playful, smart, funny, sincere and compassionate – direct, yet always, mindful of everyone’s feelings.

A person of great integrity and strength.

Roxanne received a double lung/heart transplant over twenty years ago. She was so grateful for her gift of life.  Even in the past couple of very difficult months, Roxanne could always see a funny side, be philosophical and so grateful for the life that she had been able to live.

Roxanne was truly a wonderful role model for both new and long-time recipients.

Roxanne’s Funeral will be held on Monday 21 November at 2pm at the Boyd Chapel in the Springvale Cemetery.  The service is expected to take 1 hour and 15 minutes, with a public burial, and then a catered gathering in the café on site at around 3:30pm.

Roxanne requested that black is not worn

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