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Sunshine Coast
Country Girls
Vale Ann Dillon

Forever Linedancing

The Country Girls mourn the loss of their Founder and Leader
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
many of them in their linedancing attire to listen to her favorite dances.
and to celebrate her life: 

December 2nd,  1943
September  13th,  2002

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 and Syd. 
She grew up and went to school in Brisbane and then started work at the telephone exchange. 

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 17th birthday. 
The newlyweds settled in Windsor before being transferred to Warwick in 1961, where they were to spend the next nine years. 
Their two sons - Robert and Glenn - were both born in Warwick.

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. 
She became well known as the face of Skinners.

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. 
She died in Selangor Hospital at 8.20am on Friday morning, September 13th, 2002. 
A dearly loved wife to Syd,  mother and mother-in-law to Robert and Heather and Glenn and Sharon  and grandmother to Jarrad and Alysha,  she will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered.

The Girls bid farewell to their cherished friend