Sunday 19th November 2006
Gwen Steiner (Myall)
13 August 1932 – 22 August 2006
Gwen Steiner won numerous plaudits for her nursing excellence and devotion to duty during many years as community nurse for the Orana district.
Gwen was born at Walgett, trained at Manly District Hospital in the early 1950s and then went to WA to do her mid-training. She worked as an RN at Subiaco for about two years and returned to Brewarrina where she worked as an RN.
Gwen married and had two children, Kristen and Hugo Aaron.
Gwen later moved to Narromine where for many years she was the community nurse for the Orana district.
During her time as community nurse Gwen had many acknowledgements in both the local and Dubbo newspapers for her excellence and devotion to duty.
In the past few years Gwen suffered many medical aliments and amputations due to complications from her diabetes. Throughout all these traumatic times Gwen fought on with dignity and made the best of what she was given.
Gwen’s last few years were spent at Edin Glassie Nursing Home at Emu Plains, where she was self-caring until a short time before her passing.
The staff at Edin Glassie are to be commended for their good care and attention and they along with family and friends left behind will miss Gwen immensely.
I would also like to mention the passing of Edith Quayle, also a Manly trainee and a local girl from Walgett. Edith passed away in July 2006.
Sandra Smith, RN,
Baradine Multi Purpose Service