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THE HON BRENDAN O’CONNOR

SHADOW MINISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS MEMBER FOR GORTON

PERSONAL STATEMENT

It is with profound sadness that I announce the death, yesterday, of my wife Jodi Dack.

Jodi passed away surrounded by her close family, those who loved her best.

Jodi was wise. She was strong. She was funny. She was gracious. She was generous and kind. She lived life to the fullest.

Traits that are so evident in our most precious daughter, Una Rose.

For Jodi, being Una’s Mum was the most important role of her too-short life.

Her courage and grace in the face of such a formidable illness will never be forgotten by any of us who bore witness to it.

On behalf of all of her family and friends I thank everyone for the many kindnesses shown to us throughout Jodi’s illness.

It is a testament to her character that there were so many.

We will love her and miss her forever.

FRIDAY, 10 AUGUST 2018