Your chance to nominate is Simply Legendary
PAUL Whear from Reed and Bottcher funerals is hoping to receive more nominations for the Simply Legendary competition, launched in August this year.
The competition is designed to recognise the good work achieved by committed locals who have passed away.
Families of such locals can nominate them for the Simply Legendary program, the winner of the competition will have $1000 donated to a chosen charity on their behalf.
"Reed and Bottcher Funerals believe that people who provided a service to the community during their lifetime should not be forgotten, which is why we created the Simply Legendary program," Mr Whear said.
Ipswich resident Lorna "Betty" Donald passed away in 2011 and was the first person nominated for the Simply Legendary program by Chris Lloyd from the Probus Club of Ipswich.
"Betty Donald is Simply Legendary as she lived life to the full and always helped others," Mr Lloyd said.
"When she was asked what the meaning of life was she said, 'The more you put into it, the more you do for others, the more you gain'."
"Her life and attitude were a wonderful example to all Australians."
Betty's volunteer work and commitment to her community were recognised during her lifetime as she received both an Ipswich Centenary Medal and an Australia Day Award.
"Betty's hard work and drive to help others was almost unmatched," Mr Whear said.
"From her work as a nurse, to volunteering with Lifeline and the range of committees that she was on even while suffering from ill health in her later years, Ipswich benefited tremendously from Betty's skills, experience and enthusiasm."
"If you know someone who left a lasting community legacy, please consider nominating them for the Simply Legendary program so they can receive the recognition they deserve," Mr Whear said.
Nominations for local legends remain open. To nominate a loved one for the Simply Legendary program phone Mr Whear on 3812 2011.