Saturday 13th July, 2019
It is with immense great sadness and our deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of our life-long patron, co-founder of FNAWN, inaugural Chairperson of FNAWN, tireless advocate and true “Kuracca Warrior” ~ our most beloved Aunty Kerry Reed-Gilbert.
Aunty Kerry, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, Aunty, cousin, and a true friend to so many from across the nations passed away in Canberra in the early hours, 13th July. Aunty Kerry was comforted and surrounded by her beloved family.
On behalf of the Executive Board of FNAWN, our Members, and our allied writers networks throughout the A.C.T and Australia, FNAWN would like to extend our deepest condolences and sympathies to her daughters, family members of the Reeds and Gilberts, their children and their families.
As our FNAWN family mourn the grief and loss of our beloved literary matriarch we stand united, saddened by our nations’ incomprehensible loss.
Vale Aunty Kerry – may the wings of your Kuracca crest soar high. You are so loved and will be so sadly missed. Forever in our hearts.
FNAWN will update in the coming days with further notices to be announced.
In Unity & Strength
Yvette Holt & The Executive Board FNAWN