Vale Ann Dillon
Theresa Lillian Ann Dillon
who passed away on Friday 13th. September 2002 at 8-20AM
She was their ANCHOR and their DRIVING FORCE
Over 300 people
attended Ann's farewell on Tuesday 17th. in Nambour
Ann was born
at Nundah in Brisbane on December 2nd, 1943, the second
of three children of Bert and Theresa Humphrey and a sister for Pat
It was here at
the PMG that she met Syd Dillon who was to become her lifetime partner.
They married in St Stephen’s Cathedral - within view of their workplace
across the road - on June 4, 1960, six months short of Ann’s
Syd was then transferred to Rockhampton where they lived from 1970-1977. Ann resumed work and returned to the telephone exchange, now known as Telecom.
They were transferred
to Nambour in 1977 and Ann took a position at Skinners Mazda where she
was to work for the next 17 years.
After her retirement in 1994, Ann had time for charity work and dedicated herself to PACT (Protect All Children Today) and discovered line dancing. She formed the “Country Girls” line dancing group which has since performed in various nursing homes and other venues around the Sunshine Coast. Line Dancing became an important part of her life.
Ann was diagnosed
with cancer just six weeks ago - about the time she and Syd were to set
off on their overseas trip of a lifetime.