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Donor Family Gathering
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Doris Turner
Born in Cochabamba in 1954, Doris grew up in Bolivia, France, the Canary Islands & the United States, before moving to Australia in 1966.

She was married to Terry Ehret in 1975, Graham Turner in 1981 & Rodney Fiddaman in 1990. Her son Stewart Turner was born in 1985. Doris lived in Sydney, then Adelaide, the Philippines & Canberra.

From January 1999 to March 2003, Doris was the Director of St Johns Care in Canberra, which is where she achieved her life's goal of helping others without judgement or prejudice and encouraged her volunteers to do the same.

On 14 July 2003, while exercising at home in Seattle, Doris collapsed from an aneurism & was diagnosed as brain dead early the next morning, local time. Both of her kidneys were transplanted into male recipients in their early forties. Her heart valves were recovered but were unsuitable for transplant.

Memorial services for Doris were attended by over 70 people in Seattle & over 320 people in Canberra. Her ashes were distributed underwater by Rodney & Stewart in an area known as The 3 Ships, on the Roy Rufus Reef, between Hervey Bay & Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia.

Doris received numerous tributes, including those listed at left & below.

"Thanks & a post script" in the Canberra & Goulburn Anglicare Synod Report 2003 - last page.

"Farewell and Thankyou" in the Canberra & Goulburn Anglicare Update, September 2003.

Extensively quoted in Anglicare's State of the Family Report 2003 - section 10, pages 40-45.

VALE in the MS Society of the ACT's "Swag Newsletter", August/September 2003 - page 5.

St John's Church "From the Rector", July 2003.

Mentioned in passing in St John's Parish newsletter In Community, March 2004.

Report from NorthWest Tissue Center of the Donor Family Gathering, Seattle, 27 September 2003.

Photo Tribute to Doris

Memorial Services

Doris's Photo Album

12 months on - thanks to the Parish

Update 2005 - The left kidney recipient has died, although he & his family were especially grateful of the extra time that they were given. The right kidney recipient reported in 2004 that he was doing "really well" & had returned to work as a truck driver.