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For those Australians with a rare or less common cancer, we owe it to them and their families, to advocate for better prevention, diagnosis and treatment measures. Without this focus, we cannot hope to have an impact on improved patient outcomes. 

But, there is always hope. In memory of those who have lost the battle, let’s work hard to give all patients, just a little more time.

If the person you would like to make a donation in memory of does not appear on the list below, you can donate and leave a message here.

Alternatively, if you would like to set up an individual page such as the ones below, please email contact@rarecancers.org.au 

 


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Elise Young

In memory of the beloved Elise Young, who contributed so positively to all who came across her path. She will be remembered for her joy, hope, love of life and determination to succeed under duress.

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Lorrie Jones

Lorrie was a woman who was forever smiling and would light up any room she walked into. She was a kind, gentle and loving mother, Granny, sister and friend. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

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Andy Jewell

In loving memory of Andy who left us too soon on Thursday 8th August 2019. You were the very best husband, father, son, son in law, brother, uncle and friend. You fought so bravely my darling, you were an 'Ox' right to the end. Our worlds are emptier, but our hearts are full of the love and memories we will always have. I love you with my whole heart. From your loving wife Laura.

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Anthony Zanella

In loving memory of Anthony who passed away on Thursday, 25 July 2019 at age 54 after a gallant battle with salivary gland cancer. He is survived by his wife and three children. Even through his illness he kept his humour and loved doing as much as possible with his family and friends. His bravery was inspiring and he will always be in our hearts.

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Nicolle Brown

In loving memory of our beautiful Nic! Nic you are loved by so many and special to all. Your strength, your bravery, your kindness, your love and your beauty will remain with us always. You laughed, you cried and you loved to the end through it all. Now the cancer is gone and you can rest without pain.

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Ned Isham

Ned Bringer of joy, cheekiness, rude jokes, gentleness, sensitivity; the most perfect brother for Lucy, Eleanor and Gilbert. The cancer is finished. Your suffering is over. From our sorrowful arms into the loving arms of Jesus. Please ask all of those mysterious questions, run with your newly- strong legs, cuddle Giraffe, eat all of the sausages and olives.

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Larry Dichiera

On Saturday the 22nd of September, 2018, Larry Dichiera was shockingly diagnosed with Cancer Unknown Primary (CUP) in the abdominal area. After a courageous 6 month battle, Larry quietly and peacefully passed away on Tuesday the 12th of March 2019. Rest in peace beautiful Larry. 

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Annabelle Potts

Our hearts were broken two years ago with Annabelle’s DIPG diagnosis. When Annabelle left us at age 6, our hearts were shattered to pieces. She left us quickly and peacefully.

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Matthew Owen

Matthew, Karen and William wish to continue to support RCA and other families affected by Rare Cancer. Your donation will help.

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Karen Earle

Karen passed away on Tuesday July 24th, 6 months after her diagnosis of Osteosarcoma, at the age of 52. She was treasured by her family and friends. She was a fantastic daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and friend and an inspirational teacher who has left a lasting impression on her students.

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George Varkanis

The adoring husband of Maria and the most loving, generous and inspirational dad to his three beautiful daughters, "GV" was a man who walked among the greats -- a great leader, mentor and positive influence to everyone who knew him, George will be remembered for his selflessness, his strength and for the love he had for his family.

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Michele Suriano

On April 27th, 2018 at 7:54pm in Sydney, Australia, our precious father was carried up to the heavens by an army of angels. You took your last breaths with your family all around you, loving you, respecting you, crying for you and telling you how much we adore you. 

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Helen Hachler

It is with heavy hearts that we must announce that Helen peacefully passed away on the 12th May 2018, living and loving life until the end. Loving Wife, Mother and Nan. Will be sadly missed by Sam, Suzanne, Andrew along with grandchildren, Fynn, Sarah, Lola, and son and daughter in laws, Nick and Kate.

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Tracey Trumper

It is with heavy hearts that we must announce the passing of Tracey Trumper. Survived by husband Mark and her three children; Renee, Courtney and Josh, Tracey will be dearly missed but never forgotten and always in our hearts.

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Tim Edwards

Many people who met Tim briefly thought him to be a cynic. In truth he was an idealist. He was a visionary who could see what the world could be and dedicated most of his life to making it happen.

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John Jones

My dearest husband John, beloved son of Peter and Susan, recently passed away due to NK T Cell Lymphoma - a rare form of Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma at the age of 38. He was brave and courageous throughout his 7 months battle with cancer. He will be sorely missed, but his legacy will live on. 

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Holly Butcher

Holly Butcher aged 27, recently passed away from ewing's sarcoma, a rare form of tumour. Holly was a beloved and incredibly inspiring person while she was alive, but it was something Holly set in motion for after she passed which is now taking the internet by storm.

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Danielle Tindle

Danielle, aged 36, passed away suddenly on 25 August 2017 from a rare neuroendocrine carcinoma. A vivacious, extraordinary woman from Brisbane, Qld. She had beauty, strength, courage, inspiration, compassion and a generous spirit that anyone would admire.

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Jed

In December 2016, there was a day all of our lives changed and the worst news was given, Jed my 33 year old brother had a rare and incurable cancer, cholangiocarcinoma. 

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Don Gough

Maroons supporter, community worker, grammar enthusiast, Eagles fan (even the cover band), car lover, handyman extraordinaire, teller of Dad jokes, Sultan of the golf swing.

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Jane Margaret Parker

Actor, singer, personal assistant and nanny to the rich & famous, and all-round sportswoman succumbed to metastatic appendix and peritoneal cancer after a courageous and strongly fought  six and a half year battle on 9th August 2017, just shy of her 62nd birthday.

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Julio

Julio was diagnosed with a rare ALK positive cancer of the Lung in 2011 when his wife, Jo was pregnant with their second child. They have two beautiful young girls, 15 and 6 who will carry the light and love forward just as their father taught them to do. 

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Rachel Parsons

Our dear sister Rachel Parsons passed away on Friday 3rd March 2017 at age 52. Rachel was a really lovely and kind person and she will be deeply missed by all her friends and family. Rachel had a short battle with signet cell cancer.

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Jane Pitman

Our dear Jane was a remarkable person who was an inspiration to many and loved by all who met her. Beautiful, caring and funny, she would walk in and light up a room. A gifted interior designer by profession with a great sense of style, her creative talents extended well beyond her passion for residential design to include exquisite cooking, entertaining, flowers and table arrangements. She also had  an exceptional dress sense with a particular passion for hats. However Jane was no princess but rather a people person, with no pretentions and with a generous spirit. She also loved our animals, Cooper and Jovi, the two Golden Retrievers, Pipi the horse and the 2 cockatiels (Codan and Lucky).

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Laurence Vorel

This page is in loving memory of Laurence Edward Vorel, who, at 19 years of age so humbly and courageously contended with a rare and highly aggressive form of childhood bone cancer called Osteosarcoma, for three and a half years. 

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Margaret Martin

Margaret Martin was an exceptional human. She will be remembered as one who gave life to the party, advice to those who sought it and love unconditionally. 

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Kerry Dodson

It is with heavy hearts that we must say good bye to Kerry Dodson; a loving partner, adored mother and grandmother. Kerry passed away in the early hours of Saturday 11 June with her family by her side. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. We take comfort in knowing that Kerry had so much support and love during her courageous battle with cancer.

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Linda Mary Myers

A beautiful soul taken from us too early. For the past 2 years Linda bravely fought a rare cancer that just would not respond to treatment. Each time it came back she was positive that she would beat it. It wasn’t until a few weeks before it claimed her, that she acknowledged that the cancer has won. Linda has been an inspiration to all of us, always smiling, always positive throughout the whole journey.

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Fiona Jane Bardenhagen

This donation page has been established in memory of Fiona Bardenhagen, who sadly passed away in November 2015. In lieu of flowers, Fiona's family requested that donations be made via this website to aid in research and endeavour to find a cure for this terrible disease.

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Benjamin Robert Peddler

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Rachel Netting

This donation page has been established on behalf of Rachael, who asked that family and friends support her wish to provide a meaningful legacy for ongoing cancer research and patient care.

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Michael Kerr

An inspirational man has left us. Michael Kerr showed incredible strength and dignity during his valiant campaign against Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumour (MPNST) - an insidious and exceptionally rare cancer.

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Claire Sobels

An incredible person has left us. Claire showed great strength and courage during the biggest battle of her life. 

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