In Memory of
Sadly Steph, aged 43,
lost her hard fought battle with cancer on
28th January 2017 at the Peter MacCallum
Clinic in Melbourne. On behalf of the
committee and all members of Young Ostomates
United (YOU), our deepest sympathies are
extended to all of Steph’s family,
particularly to husband Dave, daughter Sarah
and son Joshua.
Stephanie had her Ostomy surgery in December
2015 and even prior to surgery embraced the
Ostomy movement and YOU. Carol Martin was
Steph’s link person prior to and throughout
her journey - surgery, chemotherapy,
radiotherapy and immunotheraphy - and they
became firm friends. Thank you Carol for
giving so much of yourself to Steph, she
really appreciated your friendship and our
special thoughts are with you as you mourn
the loss of a friend.
The funeral was held on February 2nd at St
Joseph’s in Port Melbourne and held a most
poignant moment with both Sarah and Josh
writing on their Mum’s coffin. Dave has all
his family in New Zealand so a second
funeral was held there on February 11th.
Young Ostomates United mourns the loss of a
vibrant member who put up such a courageous
Rest in Peace
Leonard - Founder of YOU Inc in 1989 and
present Committee member.