Dear Lucinda and Family
Thank you so much for sharing the service with me. I have many wonderful memories of Genevieve from my time in Australia at ACO. From day one at the ACO in Genevieve I knew I had a committed knowledge seeker, an inspirational care giver, a passionate advocate for justice and a friend. A friend who would insist I defend my management decisions, a friend who would insist on my commitment to care and a friend who would back my clinical governance agenda. I learned much about the Aboriginal Community from Genevieve and deeply respected her for what she sought to provide. On a personal note I am so thankful that as life drew to a close she was increasingly at peace with her creator and had found solace in her newfound friendship with her saviour. Thank you Genevieve.
Dear Julian and family,
Our very sincere condolences at the passing of Genevieve. May you find much strength in the knowledge of the love of your friends.
Peter and Mary.
Rest in peace brave Genevieve, sincere condolences to your family, colleagues and many friends.
My sincerest condolences to the Napper family. Genevieve was a treasured friend over the last 30 years and I will miss her tremendously. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in the celebration of Genevieve’s life from afar.
Rest in peace Genevieve. I am so grateful to have had the privilege of knowing you. Thank you for being an inspirational mentor, colleague and friend. I miss you.
Deepest condolences to Genevieve’s family at this incredibly sad time.
Oh dear, my Samsung cell phone changed Lucinda’s name on ‘posting’. So disappointing; my apologies. Gay
Dear Julian, Felicity, Lucinda and family,
Nothing we say can change the sadness of Genevieve’s passing but what an inspiring and full life she had. The very moving tributes from her colleagues, family and friends show the impact she has had on her family, her patients and her professional community. You are so justifiably proud of your daughter.
My condolences to the family. Genevieve may you rest in peace. You made tremendous contributions to the profession and touched many lives. You will be greatly missed.
May the beautiful soul rest in peace.Sincere condolences to the family.
Thank you Genevieve for being you-a quietly influential person who stood who fought fearlessly for what she believed in, working tirelessly across numerous fields, most notably in the public health sphere where her legacy has had reach both near and far. Thank you for sharing this platform and tribute and my condolences to Genevieve’s family. Rest in peace Genevieve.
Condolences to Genevieve’s family at this time – she will be missed
My sincere condolences to the Napper family
Farewell Genevieve – your life of service made a difference to many…and I will miss you
DearJulian, Lucinda, Felicity, and family.
We stand with you at your time of loss and are with you via the video service for Genevieve.
My initial impressions of Genevieve when I first met her ..oh! see is a shy reserved person! But! she had a keen sense of humuor and a surprising sense of adventure (to me!)
It was always a pleasure to talk to her at family events and Inverloch stays! :))
Bless you all. All our love.
Peter & Janine. Michael Jarrod Kieren M
sorry … Kieran!!
A lovely moving service it was. Genevieve was such an amazing person. Please take comfort in the fact that Genevieve was well loved and will be sadly missed. May God bless you all in time of sadness.
Love Chris, Jeanette and Angela Napper
I met Genevieve when she was our visiting optometrist at BADAC. She was such a dedicated worker ensuring our Aboriginal community had access to eye services. She also helped with us receiving a retinal camera. She was always willing to answer any of my questions and try to accomodate needs of our community. As people have said she came across as serious but I had many laughs with her along the way. Thank you Genevieve for all the effort and love that you put into our community. I will miss you.
Sincere condolences to her family.
Jo Warren (Ballarat & District Aboriginal Cooperative)
Rest in peace Genevieve. Your friendship over the past 30 years will be treasured.
Beautiful service for someone who did so much for her fellow human beings. She is an example to us all of how we should live our lives. Thinking of you Julian and family and sending our hugs and love. Michael & Elena
My deepest sympathies to Genevieve’s family.
Farewell Genevieve. Thank you for being my teacher, colleague, mentor and dear friend. May you rest in peace in God’s love.
Thank you for allowing us to share in this wonderful tribute to a wonderful person. Genevieve’s generosity, intellect and spirit will never be forgotten by the countless many whose lives she so richly touched.
Farewell Genevieve. Sincerest condolences to family and friends. I was lucky enough to work with Genevieve for a short time – even in her last months, she was still doing so much. The world was a better place with her.
Genevieve, you will be missed. You always fought so hard for everything you believed in. You have been a mentor to so many people. Your passion for eye care and public health has always been an inspiration to me. I will always remember your compassion, kindness and sense of humour. Thank you so much for your friendship over the many years. Thank you for always being you!
Dear Julian and family,
Thank you for allowing me to be part of such a beautiful service. My deepest condolences to you all at this very sad time. I worked with Genevieve at the ACO including many VOS trips away together in Albury/Wodonga and the Grampians. She was a sensational optometrist, friend and mentor and the world is better off because of her great work. She always spoke very highly and fondly of her family.
Thank you to the Napper family for allowing us all to share in paying our respect to Genevieve. She truly was an exceptional person.
My sincere condolences for your loss. Genevieve will be remembered in so many ways both professionally and personally. Her immense passion, courage and friendship was humbling.
Thank you Genevieve for your guidance.
Thank you Genevieve, for the vivacity, determination and passion for life, work and the broader community. Your life and legacy will live on. I won’t forget you. My deepest condolences to your family as well.
a really lovely and fitting service, and celebration of Genevieve’s life. Deepest sympathies to Genevieve’s family and friends.
Rest in peace Genevieve. Your legacy will live on. So grateful to have known you.
Well done, uncle and cousins xxoo
I am so sorry for your loss. I, along with so many, will miss Genevieve for her inspiration, generosity, kindness, sense of adventure and justice, and stimulating conversation. She made a significant difference to the world in so many ways. She always spoke so lovingly of her family. May she now rest in blissful peace.
To Julian and family,
my deepest and most heartfelt condolences on the loss of our amazing Geneneive xoxo
Genevieve was one in a million,. Always incredibly passionate and dedicated, always lending an ear or sharing her wisdoms and supporting others, always showing compassion and being a voice for those less advantaged, and wanting to contribute wherever she could….all of which remained unfettered and unfaltering throughout her illness.
Genevieve was always so ‘present’ on committees and advisory groups, conferences and professional gatherings, that her absence is so hugely felt all the more.
On a personal note, I will never forget nor fail to appreciate the constant support, mentoring and encouragement she has given me, and the impact she has had on my life. I will miss her greatly.
Sending all my love and sympathies,
Chris Rektsinis – Eye Health Project Officer, The Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia
I first met Genevieve in 1997 when I moved to Australia to work at the VCO. She took me under her wing and we had many happy trips into the beautiful countryside. I shared her flat for my last couple of years and she flew to the UK for my wedding in 2000. We have stayed friends ever since. Her passion was inspirational, sense of adventure stimulating and her friendship invaluable
Heartfelt sympathy to Genevieve’s family from members of the Loddon Mallee Aboriginal Reference Group.
My most sincere condolences on the loss of Genevieve, thank you for allowing us to say goodbye with you online.
Rest in Peace, Genevieve.
I will sorely miss your friendship, support and inspiration in so many ways. Thank you for your faithful and dedicated service to our community in so many spheres in Optometry, Aboriginal Health and community development.
We will continue your work and may your spirit continue to live on in the countless people whom you have influenced.
Farewell Genevieve. We were privileged to benefit from your considered advice related to eye health policy and approaches for many years, and most appreciative of your dedication and commitment. Condolences to Genevieve’s family and loved ones.
Sincere condolences to Julian and family on the loss of Genevieve. Genevieve was an active member of the Inner North West Primary Care Partnership and made a big contribution to our partnership and our commitment to closing the gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
My family sends their love to all of you in this time. Love you all, and my prayers go out to you.
DearJulian, Lucinda, Felicity, and family. We both feel your loss and are with you via the video service for Gen. Bless you all. All our love.
Genevieve was an inspirational colleague, educator and public health advocate, who made a tremendous contribution to the profession and the lives of many!
She will be greatly missed.
Genevieve was in my year level of Optometry and then I have worked with her at the Victorian College of Optometry and then at the University of Melbourne and also on the Optometry Victoria/SA Education Committee. She was a wonderful colleague and so brave over the last few year. She will be sadly missed on Optometry circles and as one of the graduates of 1989 cohort from Optometry. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time.
The Council and staff of the Australian College of Optometry sadly farewell Genevieve, who served the College with distinction for 30 years. Her significant contributions to clinical care, public health, education and research were consonant with her award of Fellow of the College. Genevieve’s passion and commitment to improving eye health outcomes for all Australians, but in particular, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and her contibutions to the broader optometry profession, will not be forgotten. We send our thoughts and deepest sympathies to Genevieve’s family.
Julian, Lucinda, Felicity, and family; we are online and thinking of you. Love the Michael, Alex, Harry, and the Kopp family.
Sending my heartfelt condolences to all of Genevieve’s family. Genevieve has been a great encouragement to me, as a peer in the Aboriginal eye care sector, and I will miss her friendship and camaraderie. My prayers are with you today.
Dear Julian and family, sending all our love from the Brien Holden Foundation. Genevieve was an amazing and inspirational friend. She will be missed and always in our thoughts and forever in my heart, sorry we cannot be there with you today but sending lots of hugs. Sincerest condolences Colina and the Brien Holden Foundation Team xx
My thoughts are with you at this time. Julian and the family on the loss of Genevieve
Your friends in NZ are with you, Felicity and Lucia and family in spirit at this very sad time.
I’ll always remember fondly the help Genevieve extended to me as we exchanged notes on our treatments there and here.
As academic supervisor for Genevieve’s Masters degree I know that she was an inspiration to many with her pursuit for excellence in science, clinical service and pursuit of social justice. She impacted people and will be sadly missed by those who came to know her.
May she rest in peace.
Dear Julian and family,
We at VACCHO will be in attendance and our sincere thoughts are with you at this time.
Dear old friend, you are in our thoughts at this very sad time. We will be with you via the video link during the service for Genevieve. Virtual hugs.
Dear Uncle Julian.and family l am so sorry for your losses of cousin Genevieve via &family xo
We are sorry to learn of the passing of your daughter Genevieve.
Our thoughts are with your at this very sad time.
Sincerest condolences to Julian and the family on the loss of Genevieve.
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