August 1, 2015

Farewell to Lung Foundation Friends

Geoff Bicknell
16 April 1928 – 3 June 2015
It is with regret that Lung Foundation Australia advises of the recent passing of GeoffGeoff 150px
Bicknell, former leader of the SWILS Patient Support Group in Bunbury, Western Australia. Geoff, who had COPD, was generous with his time, both in supporting others with respiratory conditions and advocating for respiratory health within the wider community. One example of this was his involvement in the production of a self-management DVD with WA Health’s Country Health Service. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.


Helen Bill
Tribute submitted by Pink Panters Patient Support Group, Randwick, SydneyHelen Bill
Helen was one of the founding members of the Pink Panters and was co-Chair for the last 10 years. She lost her battle with COPD in April aged 81 years. Helen was a keen tennis player in her younger years, enjoyed a good book and was a keen supporter of the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Helen always expressed how she rued the day she ever started smoking and volunteered tirelessly to support others with chronic lung disease.