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Thu, 09 Feb


Yarra Valley Living Centre

Appreciating the Life of Dorothy Edgelow OAM

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Appreciating the Life of Dorothy Edgelow OAM
Appreciating the Life of Dorothy Edgelow OAM

Time & Location

09 Feb 2023, 2:00 pm

Yarra Valley Living Centre, 55 Rayner Ct, Yarra Junction VIC 3797, Australia


About the event

We have been notified by Dorothy’s family that Dorothy went to sleep in seemingly good health on

Sunday, January 15. She did not wake up and was taken to the Angliss Hospital where she lay in

peaceful rest, surrounded at all times by family members. She quietly passed away in the evening on

Friday January 20 th , 2023 at the age of 92. There was a close family ceremony held on Friday 27 th and

her ashes were scattered in the Dandenong Ranges.

The family has now given permission for the Gawler Foundation to arrange an Appreciation of

Dorothy’s life.

You are invited to come together in Dorothy Edgelow’s memory on

Thursday, February 9 from 2pm onwards

at the Yarra Valley Living Centre, 55 Rayner Court, Yarra Junction

Refreshments will be served from 2pm onwards and the formal part of the gathering will be from

2.30 – 4pm with refreshments again served after that.

If you cannot be here with us you may like to join us in spirit by lighting a candle together with us at

3pm in Dorothy’s memory. The chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Gawler Foundation will

be overseas on Thursday and sends his apologies.

As you may know, Dorothy has been deeply involved with the Gawler Foundation from its very

beginning to the very end in various key roles as co-founder, donor and as the highly competent

Catering Manager and course facilitator covering some of the nutritional subjects and countless

other roles. She authored four cookbooks promoting nutritional health.

Dorothy has touched the lives of so many people in remarkable ways with her warmth and tireless

dedication, being of service and helping so many people. She began the Children’s Whole

Health Foundation in 2004 which proposed that Children’s Whole Health involved much

more than just mainstream medicine. She was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in

2010 for service to community health. Dorothy provided services to the Gawler Foundation and

subsequently to Brahma Kumaris literally up to the last week of her life.

Dorothy, together with Roger Hersey have prepared a booklet of the History of the Gawler

Foundation which you can download here by copying and pasting the following into a Browser

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There will be an opportunity for you to briefly share if you so want during the celebration any

significant experience/s you may have had personally in interacting with Dorothy during her time of


RSVP by Wednesday 8th February, 2023

Looking forward to meeting you,

Siegfried Gutbrod - longstanding friend and co-worker with Dorothy

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