Sadly I let you know that our dear Pauline Watson died peacefully at home early this morning.
I met Pauline at the first 'formal' support group meeting in Launceston, over 9 years ago, and we formed a close friendship. It was she who enthused me to become as active as I have with BCNA, the Tasmanian Breast Cancer Network and our local Launceston Support Group.
She was an inspiration to so many, instrumental in spreading the BCNA word, and support to so many affected by breast cancer.
Diagnosed over 20 years ago, our group celebrated that milestone a few years ago with a cake and she rallied on despite the cruel harshness of her situation.
As recently as the last Melbourne Cup Day she was attending functions (see photo above) and was truly inspired by the Launceston Cancer Centre, where she regularly visited.
She touched so many, over many years and our sympathy is with Russell, Wayne and Paul.